Kansas State veterinary students receive scholarship awards from Zoetis and American Veterinary Medical Foundation
Thursday, March 27, 2014
MANHATTAN — Eighteen students at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are recipients of scholarships from global animal health company Zoetis in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
The Zoetis/American Veterinary Medical Foundation Student Scholarship represents an ongoing commitment by Zoetis to invest in the future of the veterinary profession. In all, Zoetis awarded $2,000 each to 452 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited universities throughout the United States and the Caribbean, for a total of $904,000.
"With the continuing rising cost of veterinary education and concerns regarding repayment of educational debt following graduation, we are extremely pleased with the commitment of Zoetis to partner with our profession to provide significant scholarship funds to help our students financially," said Ronnie Elmore, associate dean of admissions, academic programs and diversity programs. "The investment made in our students now will pay big dividends far into the future."
Third-year student and scholarship recipient Kyle Clymer, David City, Neb., plans to stay in the rural Midwest and practice food animal medicine, while focusing on reproduction and herd health.
"First off, thank you to Zoetis and the American Veterinary Medical Association for offering the Zoetis/AVMF Student Scholarship," Clymer said. "We are all aware of the educational costs of attending veterinary school, and as an out-of-state student, scholarships to defray those expenses and displace additional loans have helped make my career goals possible."
Along with Clymer, Kansas State University veterinary students earning the scholarship include:
Todd Luttgeharm, third year, Haven.
From Manhattan: Lindsay Gehring, third year; Nicole Lenz, second year; Michelle Pavlick, third year; and Michael White, third year.
Carla Simpson, second year, Olathe; and Jacob Hagenmaier, second year, Randolph.
From out of state:
Amy Jones, second year, Siloam Springs, Ark.
From California: Margaret Tracy, second year, Livermore; Pamela Etchegoyen, second year, Redding; Caitlin Sullivan, third year, San Diego; and Allison Ten, third year, San Mateo.
Aaron Schaffer, third year, Fairbury, Ill.; Shannon Goedeken, third year, Platte Center, Neb.; Sarah Halpern, second year, Scotch Plains, N.J.; Shoshana Levshin, second year, Forest Hills, N.Y.; and Andrea Lee, third year, Mercer, N.D.