2018 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Veterinary Alumna—Non-Practitioner:

Dr. Elizabeth Howerth (DVM ’78)

Professor of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus—Practitioner:

Dr. Kurtis Dunckel (DVM ’82)

Veterinarian and Founder of Dunckel Veterinary Hospital, Davison, Michigan

Distinguished Honorary Veterinary Alumnus:

Dr. Steven Arnoczky

MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Emeritus and Former
Wade O. Brinker Chair of Veterinary Surgery

The 2018 recipients were presented their awards during the DVM Commencement Ceremony in May.

Request for Nominations

Nominate deserving alumni to receive our Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards are presented to two alumni each year, one practitioner and one non-practitioner. Candidates must have earned their DVM degree from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and excelled in practice, teaching, research, service, and/or organized veterinary medicine. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 517-353-4937 for more information.

Alumni Involvement

Career Services

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The College welcomes Paul Edwards, career services coordinator, to assist current students with career development. Post a job for our students, participate in a career fair, or take advantage of numerous other opportunities to become involved.

Alumni Volunteering

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The College is looking for alumni volunteers to participate in Multiple Mini Interviews, which are part of the admissions process for potential DVM students.

Alumni Survey

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Alumni Relations has developed a survey to better understand your interests as alumni and how you want to be engaged. You should have received the survey via email, as a link in our last e-newsletter (Vet Tracks), or via US post. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts.

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Stay in touch by subscribing to Vet Tracks, the College’s alumni e-newsletter. Find out about recent news and upcoming events and share your own news to be featured in Perspectives.

50th Reunion

The spring graduates from the Class of 1968 reunited on campus for their 50th reunion in June 2018. They gathered with their guests for tours of the College, followed by dinner and a reception at the MSU Kellogg Center.

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Spring graduates of the DVM Class of 1968. Back Row, Left to Right: Dr. Randy Wysong, Dr. John Harkness, Dr. Hylon Heaton, Dr. Douglas Brooks, Dr. John Sharon, Dr. E. Turner Lewis, Dr. James Fordyce, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Dr. Richard Reid. Front Row, Left to Right: Dr. John Hanover, Dr. Susan Coulter, Dr. Albert Lynch, Dr. Gregg Smith.