Swine association recognizes Kansas State University veterinary students for scholarship, research
Friday, March 31, 2017
MANHATTAN — Two veterinary students from Kansas State University received scholarship and poster competition awards at a recent national swine association meeting in Denver, Colorado.
At the 48th annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Jordan Gebhardt, Cedar Springs, Michigan, was one of five students to receive the $5,000 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be in their second or third year of veterinary studies at American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited or recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean Islands.
At the same meeting, Gebhardt also won the top scholarship prize of $500 in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition, which was sponsored by Newport Laboratories. Laura Constance, Clyde, North Carolina, received a $200 scholarship prize for her poster. Both students also received $250 travel stipends from Zoetis, a global animal health company, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians for being participants in the poster competition.
Gebhardt is seeking concurrent doctorates in veterinary medicine and animal science. His primary mentor is Steve Dritz, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology.
Constance is seeking concurrent doctorates in veterinary medicine and pathobiology. Her primary mentor is Megan Niederwerder, assistant professor in the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Both Dritz and Niederwerder are swine researchers.