Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) held its first scholarship and awards ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016. A total of $42,200 in scholarships were awarded to 17 veterinary medicine students.
Pictured left to right: Courtney Haviland, Stephanie Betbeze, Jessica Trubey, Kendra Harper, Rachel Boswell, Whitney Loftis, Matthew Heydenburg, Lindsey Kudlack, Carl Smola, Paul Riedel, Casey Skowron, Kelly Murphy, Hyo Pan, and Ana Weiland.
“We are proud to recognize these veterinary students for their academic excellence, proficiency in research, community service and leadership,” LMU-CVM Dean Dr. Glen Hoffsis said. “We hope that through these scholarships our students will be encouraged to continue striving to be leaders in the field of veterinary medicine.”
In meeting its mission to serve the health and wellness needs of people, animals and the environment in Appalachia and beyond, LMU-CVM handed out several awards to students from the Appalachian region. The Jim Whitt Annual CVM Scholarship was awarded to Cody Gibson of Dryden, Virginia, a first year veterinary medicine student, who is also a Virginia resident. The Drs. Jason W. Johnson and Jennifer T. Johnson Rural Appalachian Region Veterinary Scholarship was awarded to Paul Riedel of Waterford, Virginia, a first year student veterinary medicine student who is an Appalachian resident, and has the intention of returning to serve the Appalachian region upon graduation. The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Appalachian Scholarships were awarded to two first year veterinary students that are residents of the Appalachian region including Samuel Allie of Elizabethton, Tennessee and Kendra Harper of Isonville, Kentucky.
A total of 13 scholarships were given to both first and second year veterinary medicine students based on several factors including academics and proficiency, research, community service and leadership. These scholarships were awarded as follows:
- The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Research Scholarship was awarded to Ana Weiland of Darlington, South Carolina, a first year student based on academics and proficiency in research.
- The Glen Hoffsis Annual CVM Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Heydenburg of Grand Haven, Michigan, a first-year veterinary medicine student.
- The Dr. Robert W. Henry Veterinary Anatomy Scholarship was awarded to two first year anatomy students including Courtney Haviland of Annapolis, Maryland and Whitney Loftis of Nashville, Tennessee.
- The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Equine Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Trubey of Berrien Springs, Michigan, a first-year student based on academics and proficiency in Equine Medicine.
- The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Food Animal Scholarship was awarded to Stephanie Betbeze of Birmingham, Alabama, a first-year student based on academics and proficiency in Food Animal Medicine.
- The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Companion Animal Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Boswell of Longview, Texas, a first year student based on academics and proficiency in Companion Animal Medicine.
- The Dr. Edwin Robertson Memorial CVM Scholarship was awarded to four LMU-CVM second year students based on academics, community service, and leadership. The students awarded were Kelly Murphy of Croton, New York, Lindsey Kudlack of Wellington, Florida, Hyo-Seon Pan of Charlottesville, Virginia and Casey Skowron of Salem, Ohio.
- The LMU-CVM General Scholarship was awarded to two LMU-CVM second year students based on academics and leadership, from CVM faculty. The students awarded this scholarship were Christopher Smola of Auburn, Alabama and Kristin Sadler of Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Hoffsis added, “Supporting our students is a top priority. We are very grateful for every donor that gave generously to make these scholarships available. This is only the beginning. We hope to make even more scholarships available to veterinary students in the future.”
The Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.