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Student awards/achievements 2010-2011

Veterinary medicine 2011 Spring award winners demonstrate desire to help, heal

The following students received awards at the annual Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Awards Ceremony and luncheon held in April 2011.

The luncheon, held at the Inn at Virginia Tech, brought together more than 300 attendees into what was the biggest awards luncheon to date. After a welcome and introduction from Dr. Gerhardt Schurig, the dean of veterinary medicine, 239 students were presented with over 100 different scholarships and awards totaling over $550,000.

Jessica Adamany

Adamany, of Olney, Md., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Small Animal, Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award, Wojnarowski and Virginia Whitney Scholarship and Joan L. Tepper Clinical Excellence Award.

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Small Animal is an award for a fourth-year, small animal veterinary student who demonstrates a sincere interest, outstanding knowledge and clinical expertise in veterinary internal medicine who emulates the mission of the ACVIM.

The Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award is an award presented to a fourth-year student within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine.

The Edward Wojnarowski and Virginia Whitney Scholarship is an award given to a fourth-year student in good standing. Preference will be given to applicants who have expressed interest in emergency or non-profit veterinary medicine and also, but not limited to, those with financial need.

The Joan L. Tepper Clinical Excellence Award is an award to a fourth-year small animal track student who demonstrates outstanding clincial proficiency and caring, and who will be pursuing further education in internal medicine through an internship or residency program. Second priority shall be for students demonstrating exceptional academic achievment and financial need.

Arzhang Ashkan

Ashkan, of South Riding, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Edward Axson

Axson, of Seneca, S.C., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Jan Bartels

Bartels, of Meshoppen, Pa., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Kelli Beavers

Beavers, of Rosedale, Va., was awarded the Heather N. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship and Herman and Mildred Corder Award.

The Heather N. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for a doctorate of veterinary medicine student in good academic standing who is pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Award is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Erika Beck

Beck, of Purcellville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Benjamin Bedore

Bedore, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship and Schering-Plough Animal Health Award.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship is an award established for second, third and fourth-year veterinary students who have demonstrated a combination of academic achievement, financial need, and an aptitude for clinical veterinary medicine.

The Schering-Plough Animal Health Award is an award to honor a fourth-year student who has a demonstrated interest in medicine and/or surgery, strong academic merit, and financial need.

Margaret Bellows

Bellows, of Richmond, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Weston Betts

Betts, of Lynchburg, Va., was awarded the Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders Award and Virginia Kennel Club Award. 

The Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders Award is an award presented to financially deserving Virginia students based on academic merit, financial need, and an interest in purebred dogs.

The Virginia Kennel Club Award is an award is for a VMRCVM student based upon an interest in purebred dogs.

April Binick

Binick, of Eldersburg, Md., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and The Pamela M. Slack Memorial Award for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The The Pamela M. Slack Memorial Award for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine is an award given to a third year student, who has demonstrated excellence in the field of avian veterinary medicine. The award consists of a two year membership in MASAAV. In addition the recipient is invited to attend, pre-paid, the annual April conference of MASAAV for the two membership years.

Sarah Brauning

Brauning, of Finksburg, Md., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, K. T. and Jerry Archer Public Service Veterinary Scholarship, Kirby McCaffrey Memorial Scholarship and Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Scholarship.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The K. T. and Jerry Archer Public Service Veterinary Scholarship is Established to support students on the basis of need and merit who wish to pursue a public service project related to veterinary medicine.

The Kirby McCaffrey Memorial Scholarship is an award was established by members of the VMRCVM Class of 1985 in memory of their classmate, Dr. Kirby McCaffrey. It is to be given to a rising third year student from Maryland with demonstrated financial need.

The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Scholarship is an award for a Maryland resident in their third year with a preference for a married student with financial need and demonstrated leadership abilities in and out of school. In case of multiple candidates, the one with the highest class standing shall be chosen. Work experience and extra-curricular activity were used to further identify the best candidate.

Shannon Brown

Brown, of Rockville, Md., was awarded the E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship. The E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is an award established to help students with financial need

Patricia Brown

Brown, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Nathaniel Burke

Burke, of Luray, Va., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award, Cecil and Shirlee Maxson Award in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Robert E. Ferneyhough Memorial Award, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Award, Peter Eyre Student Leadership Award, Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship and Virginia Food Animal Academy Award.

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award is a certificate of achievement and a one-year subscription to Veterinary Surgery, in recognition of academic and clinical proficiency in veterinary surgery, one for large animal one for small animal.

The Cecil and Shirlee Maxson Award in Veterinary Medicine is an award given to a veterinary student based on academic achievement in honor and perpetual memory of their very special cat and friend “Dr. Boo”, who enriched the lives of all who knew him, as well as their other wonderful pets and the talented veterinarians who cared for them all.

The Dr. Robert E. Ferneyhough Memorial Award is a commemorative certificate and award by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ferneyhough made in memory of Dr. Robert E. Ferneyhough to financially deserving students with a preference given to those students who have an interest in general practice and/or plan on undertaking a career in general surgery on large animals.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Outstanding Senior Award is an award to recognize outstanding student performance in each college of the university. Students are selected on the basis of their grade point average (3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and outstanding performance in several or all of the following areas: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and contributions of service to the university and/or community.

The Peter Eyre Student Leadership Award is an award goes to one Maryland and one Virignia recipient, who are chosen to reflect the character of Dean Eyre, and are to be fourth-year doctorate of veterinary medicine students, one a Virginia resident and one a Maryland resident, who, over the four years of the doctorate of veterinary medicine curriculum, have most shown concern for the well being of the profession as well as the College and its members, who have had a vision of service and a history of involvement in organized veterinary medicine, and who are demonstrated consensus builders possessed of tact, grace, and a good sense of humor. an award is sponsored by the VMRCVM Alumni Society, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

The Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship is an award established for second, third and fourth-year veterinary students who have demonstrated a combination of academic achievement, financial need, and an aptitude for clinical veterinary medicine.

The Virginia Food Animal Academy Award is an award established to recognize and outstanding fourth-year student who had demonstrated proficiency in food animal medicine.

Casey Burke

Burke, of Luray, Va., was awarded the Clarence & Gertrude Leach Memorial Award and Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship.

The Clarence & Gertrude Leach Memorial Award is A four-year award, donated by Miss Mary Leach in memory of her parents, Clarence and Gertrude Leach, given each year to a student beginning in the first year of their veterinary education. The student must have high academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in large animal medicine. Of lesser, but equal consideration are personal qualities and financial need.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

  • Ashley Manari was awarded the Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award. 

The Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award is an award presented to a fourth-year student within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine. 

  • Ashley Smith was awarded the Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award. 

The Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award is an award presented to a fourth-year student within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine. 

Casey Carbaugh

Carbaugh, of Midlothian, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Stuart Cofield

Cofield, of Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Molly Conca

Conca, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award, E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship and John G. Salsbury Scholarship.

The Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award is an award for rising fourth-year students who are pursing studies in preparation for a career in equine medicine.

The E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is an award established to help students with financial need

The John G. Salsbury Scholarship is a commemorative certificate and cash award given by Dr. and Mrs. John G. Salsbury in memory of his father, Dr. J. E. Salsbury. an award is given to students with financial need who have demonstrated superior scholarship, initiative, perserverance, and leadership potential.

Kiley Daube

Daube, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Award and and Caring Award in Honor of Drs. Lewis Springer and Elaine Lutz.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners’ Award is a commemorative plaque and two-year membership in the American Association of Feline Practitioners awarded to a fourth-year student with special interest and proficiency in feline medicine and surgery.

The Compassionate and Caring Award in Honor of Drs. Lewis Springer and Elaine Lutz is an award established by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dorman to recognize a fourth-year veterinary student who in clinical rotations goes above and beyond the norm to serve the animals, as well as their owners, under his or her care.

Anne Dewar

Dewar, of Avon, N.Y., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Hunter Dorman

Dorman, of Centreville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Cathryn Doyle

Doyle, of Glen Burnie, Md., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Ruth S. Fleming Scholarship and Simon Eyre Scholarship.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Ruth S. Fleming Scholarship is an award given to second year veterinary students who have demonstrated outstanding ability, financial need, as well as a deep and abiding love and conern for the care and well-being of animals.

The Simon Eyre Scholarship is an award is given to honor a veterinary student who has demonstrated a commitment to wildlife biology or environmental sciences. The recipient must be in good academic standing with financial need.

Nicole Driver

Driver, of Louisa, Va., was awarded the Bob Brown Award. The Bob Brown Award is an award that recognizes good ability to work together with others, good collaboration skills, cooperative spirit, ability to share, ability to keep the confidence of others, and working for the betterment of the group

Robert J. Edwards

Edwards, of Gibsonia, Pa., was awarded the Dr. Edwin W. and Monica S. Vaughan Veterinary Scholarship, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and Simon Eyre Scholarship.

The Dr. Edwin W. and Monica S. Vaughan Veterinary Scholarship is an award was established to provide money for summer mission/development trips for students

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Simon Eyre Scholarship is an award is given to honor a veterinary student who has demonstrated a commitment to wildlife biology or environmental sciences. The recipient must be in good academic standing with financial need.

Dominique Engel

Engel, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Emma Evans

Evans, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Ellen Ferguson

Ferguson, of Trappe, Md., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship Mary Kemble Barnes Award and  Nancy P. Morrisette Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Mary Kemble Barnes Award is an award is established to assist rising second or third year students who work as volunteers in a humane society clinic. It is awarded on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

The Nancy P. Morrisette Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine is an award established with preference given to financial need and relevant family circumstances.

Christian Fitzgibbon

Fitzgibbon, of Winchester, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Elaine Flory

Flory, of Dublin, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Tessa Folk

Folk, of Grantsville, Md., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Small Animal and American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award.

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Small Animal is an award for a fourth-year, small animal veterinary student who demonstrates a sincere interest, outstanding knowledge and clinical expertise in veterinary internal medicine who emulates the mission of the ACVIM.

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award is a certificate of achievement and a one-year subscription to Veterinary Surgery, in recognition of academic and clinical proficiency in veterinary surgery, one for large animal one for small animal.

Lauren Forhecz

Forhecz, of Mclean, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Melani French

French, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Aveetal Gershon

Gershon, of Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and Ridgway Family Persistency and Consistency Veterinary Scholarship.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Ridgway Family Persistency and Consistency Veterinary Scholarship is an award was established to recognize and honor students who demonstrate hard work and tenacity as they go through their doctorate of veterinary medicine curriculum.

Julia Gibson

Gibson, of Catlett, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Lauren Giebel

Giebel, of Darnestown, Md., was awarded the Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award. The Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award is an award presented to a fourth-year student within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine.

Ranette Goodwyn

Goodwyn, of Prince George, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Heather Graham

Graham, of Poolesville, Md., was awarded the Florence A. Nocka Endowed Scholarship and Herman, Mildred Corder Scholarship and Richard S. Hawe Quest for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine Award.

The Florence A. Nocka Endowed Scholarship is an annual award given to doctorate of veterinary medicine students who have demonstrated an aptitude for veterinary medicine, excepting those in the top 10% of the class. This criteria was established so as to make scholarship funds available to students who otherwise may be ineligible. Preference goes to those with a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine, especially felines.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Richard S. Hawe Quest for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine Award is an award based on demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and commitment to entering small animal general practice as opposed to an intention to pursue an internship/residency in preparation for entering a specialty practice or academia.

  • Jennifer Lyle was awarded the A.C. Spotts, III Award. The A.C. Spotts, III Award is This  award was established to assist a Virginia resident who is a fourth-year student who has a demonstrated interest in large animal veterinary medicine. Preference is given to those who reside in the Back Creek area of Pulaski County, the County of Pulaski, or Southwest Virginia. Evidence of academic achievement and financial need are considered.
Ashley Gray

Gray, of Scottsville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Daniel Griffith

Griffith, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Sherrie Clark Compassion and Caring Award. The Sherrie Clark Compassion and Caring Award is an award established by Dr. Carroll U. Stephens and Mr. John P. J. Havran in honor of Dr. Sherrie Clark to recognize fourth-year students, who exhibit special compassion and caring in dealing with both patients and pet owners.

Lindsey Grove

Grove, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship anad Virginia Kennel Club Award.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Virginia Kennel Club Award is an award is for a VMRCVM student based upon an interest in purebred dogs.

Daniel Hay

Hay, of Barboursville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Rory Hekking

Hekking, of Mclean, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Katherine Howell

Howell, of Midlothian, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and I.D. Wilson Memorial Biology Award for Veterinary Medicine Students.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The I.D. Wilson Memorial Biology Award for Veterinary Medicine Students is an award to support veterinary professional students at the VMRCVM, with preference given to former Virginia Tech biology students.

Veronica Jarvinen

Jarvinen, of Fairfax, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, James M. Stevens Award and Mary Kemble Barnes Award.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The James M. Stevens Award is a commemorative certificate and  award to Virginia residents who have financial need and demonstrate good academic progress.

The Mary Kemble Barnes Award is an award is established to assist rising second or third year students who work as volunteers in a humane society clinic. It is awarded on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

Samuel Johnson

Johnson, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Katherine Jones

Jones, of Sterling, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Lindsay Karpinski

Karpinski, of Christiansburg, Va., was awarded the Dr. J. D. Carter Memorial Award and Herman and Mildred Corder Award.

The Dr. J. D. Carter Memorial Award is an award is established in memory of Dr. J. D. Carter and is given to financially deserving students who have performed well academically and who are interested in pursuing a career in private practice.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Award is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Amanda Kiley

Kiley, of Clyde, N.Y., was awarded the Banfield Client Communication Award, Giving Back Scholarship and Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship.

The Banfield Client Communication Award is an award presented to a graduating senior to recognize excellent client communication skills exhibited in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital during their fourth-year clinical instruction. The student should also demonstrate a high degree of ethics and a meaningful appreciation of the human-pet bond.

The Giving Back Scholarship is an award established to provide support for a doctorate of veterinary medicine student based primarily on financial need, with an interest in feline medicine.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Elizabeth Killham

Killham, of Charlottesville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Nancy P. Morrisette Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine and Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders Award.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Nancy P. Morrisette Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine is an award established with preference given to financial need and relevant family circumstances.

The Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs and Breeders Award is an award presented to financially deserving Virginia students based on academic merit, financial need, and an interest in purebred dogs.

Nicole Kohart

Kohart, of Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Mary Ashley Laine

Laine, of Stanardsville, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Michelle Larsen

Larsen, of Oakton, Va., was awarded the Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Nestle Purina Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition and Sundance "Second Time Around" Award.

The Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for rising fourth-years with an active concentration in wildlife medicine or animal rehabilitation. Alternate award may be given to students withing the VMRCVM who are not conentrating their studies on wildlife and/or rehabilitation.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Nestle Purina Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition is an award for a student that has demonstrated excellence or interest in companion animal nutrition.

The Sundance "Second Time Around" Award is an award is given in memory of “Sundance”, to a rising fourth-year student who is in a second career, has demonstrated academic achievement, and who exemplifies the humble, conscientious, and caring attitude associated with our best clinicians.

Jessica Ligon

Ligon, of Millboro, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Jennifer Lyle

Lyle, of Pulaski, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Chelsea Mason

Mason, of Yorktown, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Lauren Maxey

Maxey, of Virginia Beach, Va., was awarded the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) Scholarship. The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) Scholarship is an award for students in recognition of contributions made by providing service to the college, community, or veterinary profession. These scholarships are provided by the VMRCVM Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

William James Maxwell

Maxwell, of Williamsburg, Va., was awarded the Novartis Surgical Excellence Award, Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award and John G. Salsbury Scholarship.

The Novartis Surgical Excellence Award is an award is given to a senior student that exhibited superior surgical skills during their surgical rotation, one award for large animal and one for small animal.

The Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award is an award for rising fourth-year students who are pursing studies in preparation for a career in equine medicine.

The John G. Salsbury Scholarship is a commemorative certificate and cash award given by Dr. and Mrs. John G. Salsbury in memory of his father, Dr. J. E. Salsbury. an award is given to students with financial need who have demonstrated superior scholarship, initiative, perserverance, and leadership potential.

Lindsey McCrickard

McCrickard, of Vienna, Va., was awarded the Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship.

The Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for rising fourth-years with an active concentration in wildlife medicine or animal rehabilitation. Alternate award may be given to students withing the VMRCVM who are not conentrating their studies on wildlife and/or rehabilitation.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship is an award to support Virginia resident doctorate of veterinary medicine students with financial need, leadership potential, involvement in organized veterinary medicine and interest in legislation affecting the profession.

Carolynn McMullen

McMullen, of Christiansburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Kelly Miller

Miller, of Waynesboro, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Gabriel Mills

Mills, of Carlsbad, Ca., was awarded the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship for Harvey A. Braaf and Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship.

The District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship for Harvey A. Braaf is a commemorative plaque and award made by the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine presented to a veterinary student with financial need.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Brian Neumann

Neumann, of Great Falls, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Erin Neville

Neville, of Fairfax, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and Jocelyn Leighty Rodgers Memorial Scholarship.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Jocelyn Leighty Rodgers Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for the doctorate of veterinary medicine student within the VMRCVM based on need and a demonstrated desire to pursue equine practice.

Lindsey Novean

Novean, of Newport News, Va., was awarded the Bil-Jac Foods, Inc. Scholarship, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, James M. Stevens Award and Maryland Kennel Club Scholarship.

The Bil-Jac Foods, Inc. Scholarship is an award is given to recognize a second to third year student tracking small animal studies, showing an interest in small animal nutrition, and ranked in the upper one third of the class.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The James M. Stevens Award is a commemorative certificate and  award to Virginia residents who have financial need and demonstrate good academic progress.

The Maryland Kennel Club Scholarship is an award given to a student interested in a career in small animal medicine or small animal research/education.

Shannon Oliver

Oliver, of Petersburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Anthony Pearson

Pearson, of Fishersville, Va., was awarded the Bob Brown Award, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and James M. Stevens Award.

The Bob Brown Award is an award that recognizes good ability to work together with others, good collaboration skills, cooperative spirit, ability to share, ability to keep the confidence of others, and working for the betterment of the group

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The James M. Stevens Award is a commemorative certificate and  award to Virginia residents who have financial need and demonstrate good academic progress.

Chad Pelensky

Pelensky, of Erie, Pa., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Ashley Perry

Perry, of Chesapeake, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Valerie Reinoso

Reinoso, of McKees Rocks, Pa., was awarded the Walter B. Gross Award for Excellence in Avian Medicine. The Walter B. Gross Award for Excellence in Avian Medicine is an award has been established by alumni of the College in honor of Dr. W. B. Gross and is to be awarded to a third-year or fourth-year veterinary student who demonstrates ambition, desire, and excellence in pursuing studies in avian medicine.

Jessica Romine

Romine, of Alexandria, Va., was awarded the James M. Stevens Award. The James M. Stevens Award is a commemorative certificate and  award to Virginia residents who have financial need and demonstrate good academic progress.

Janah Schreiber

Schreiber, of Silver Spring, Md., was awarded the E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship. The E. L. Tyler & C.W. Vaughan, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is an award established to help students with financial need

Heather Scruggs

Scruggs, of Elkridge, Md., was awarded the Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award and John G. Salsbury Scholarship.

The Dr. Olive K. Britt Equine Award is an award for rising fourth-year students who are pursing studies in preparation for a career in equine medicine.

The John G. Salsbury Scholarship is a commemorative certificate and cash award given by Dr. and Mrs. John G. Salsbury in memory of his father, Dr. J. E. Salsbury. an award is given to students with financial need who have demonstrated superior scholarship, initiative, perserverance, and leadership potential.

Catherine Seals

Seals, of Bedford, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Kristen Shackelford

Shackelford, of Charlottesville, Va., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Radiology Senior Award, Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award, Dr. Dick Atkinson Memorial Award (formerly Jefferson Area VMA Scholarship), Excellence in Veterinary Care Award in Honor of Dr. Fred Garrison and Dr. Michael Watts, Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship, Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship, The Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Cardiology Prize and Toby Award.

The American College of Veterinary Radiology Senior Award is an award established to honor a fourth-year veterinary student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who excels in clinical radiology. The recipient will receive a one-year subscription to the Journal of Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.

The Charles J. Gose, Jr. Endowed Award is an award presented to a fourth-year student within the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine who is pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine.

The Dr. Dick Atkinson Memorial Award (formerly Jefferson Area VMA Scholarship) is an award established by the Jefferson Area VMA (Charlottesville, VA) in memory of Dr. Dick Atkinson to recognize a graduating senior from Central Virginia who has been inducted into Phi Zeta.

The Excellence in Veterinary Care Award in Honor of Dr. Fred Garrison and Dr. Michael Watts is an award is given to provide support to a fourth-year student who has an interest in small animal practice and who has demonstrated superior knowledge, sincere interest in and concern for animals, enthusiasm for educating pet owners, collegiality with professional colleagues, honesty, and kindness in the provision of quality veterinary health care during their clerkship experience.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Richard and Marie Venable Scholarship is an award established for second, third and fourth-year veterinary students who have demonstrated a combination of academic achievement, financial need, and an aptitude for clinical veterinary medicine.

The The Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Cardiology Prize is an award for a fourth-year student chosen by the VMRCVM Cardiology Service faculty based on demonstrated strong interest and competence in cardiology during clinics.

The Toby Award is an award named in honor of “Toby”, a brave, loyal, and good dog; it is awarded to a student who shows special compassion for lost, abandoned, or homeless dogs, and who has a demonstrated aptitude for treating canine gastro-intestinal diseases.

Claire Simeone

Simeone, of Bethesda, Md., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Large Animal, Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship, Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association Award (AVMA), Cubby Deemer Memorial Scholarship, Dr. A. Cleveland Brown Scholarship and Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship.

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Certificate of Excellence - Large Animal is an award for a fourth-year, large animal veterinary student who demonstrates a sincere interest, outstanding knowledge and clinical expertise in veterinary internal medicine who emulates the mission of the ACVIM.

The Amy L. McDermott Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for rising fourth-years with an active concentration in wildlife medicine or animal rehabilitation. Alternate award may be given to students withing the VMRCVM who are not conentrating their studies on wildlife and/or rehabilitation.

The Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association Award (AVMA) is a commemorative plaque and award presented by the Auxiliary to the AVMA to a fourth-year student, selected by the college, who has been particularly effective in enhancing the prestige of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Cubby Deemer Memorial Scholarship is an award presented to a graduating senior established in loving memory of Cubby, a truly special border terrier who will live on forever in their hearts. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in small animal oncology and is in good academic standing.

The Dr. A. Cleveland Brown Scholarship is an award sponsored by the Maryland Veterinary Foundation goes to a Maryland resident in their fourth-year with financial need. Work experience and extra-curricular activity were used to further identify the best candidate.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Reagan Simms Rodgers

Simms Rodgers, of Lewisburg, W.Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and The Fielder Scholarship for Students from Rural Areas.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The The Fielder Scholarship for Students from Rural Areas is an award is provided by Dr. Marion F. Ehrich in memory of both  of her parents. The award is for first or second year doctorate of veterinary medicine students who have been reared in a rual area, graduated from a small public high school class (less than 90 students) and have financial need.

Carling Sitterley

Sitterley, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Ashley Spencer

Spencer, of Lexington, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Jennifer Sutton

Sutton, of Denver, Pa., was awarded the Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship. The Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship is an award where seven VMRCVM students were selected and sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s (AVMF) Grants and Awards Scholarship subcommittee.  Each student was selected on academic excellence, leadership, diversity, potential contribution in food animal or food safety veterinary medicine and experience.

Melanie Tarosky

Tarosky, of Dumfries, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

John Teed

Teed, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Virginia Topp

Topp, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Dr. Claire Seifert Memorial Overcoming Award. The Dr. Claire Seifert Memorial Overcoming Award is an award established to assist a student who has overcome special challenges during his or her time as a vet student.  Preference given to second, third or fourth-year students.

Riley Traywick

Traywick, of Richmond, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Rennie Waldron

Waldron, of Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Senior Award and Veterinary Cancer Society Student Award for Proficiency in Clinical Oncology.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Senior Award is an award established to honor a fourth-year veterinary student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, who excels in clinical ophthalmology. The recipient receives a certificate and a subscription to the Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

The Veterinary Cancer Society Student Award for Proficiency in Clinical Oncology is an award will be presented to the senior veterinary student deemed to have outstanding aptitude for, and competence in, the diagnosis, treat and general care of companion animals affeted by malignant disease.

Amber Ward

Ward, of Williamsburg, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and James M. Stevens Award.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The James M. Stevens Award is a commemorative certificate and  award to Virginia residents who have financial need and demonstrate good academic progress.

Amanda Weakley

Weakley, of Brightwood, Va., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship. The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

Daniel Woodburn

Woodburn, of Millersville, Md., was awarded the Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship and Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.

The Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship is an award where seven VMRCVM students were selected and sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s (AVMF) Grants and Awards Scholarship subcommittee.  Each student was selected on academic excellence, leadership, diversity, potential contribution in food animal or food safety veterinary medicine and experience.

Jacquelyn Zidzik

Zidzik, of Mine Run, Va., was awarded the Dorothy Wornom Memorial Scholarship and Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship.

The Dorothy Wornom Memorial Scholarship is an award to aid a deserving student entering veterinary medicine, who has financial need.

The Herman and Mildred Corder Scholarship is an award established to provide funds to Virginia residents with financial need, who excel academically, are involved in community service, and have good character.


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