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K-State Today

January 9, 2018

Kansas State University's Brett Montague to receive leadership award at national veterinary conference

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Brett Montague

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has announced third-year veterinary student Brett Montague, Callaway, Maryland, will be one of 37 students to receive a Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award at the Western Veterinary Conference, scheduled for March 4-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One student each is selected from all of the veterinary colleges in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean Islands on the basis of accomplishments, scholastic excellence and long-term leadership potential. Recipients receive a $1,000 award, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare and a daily stipend to attend the 2018 conference.

"I feel like I'm constantly surrounded by such incredible student leaders here at K-State, so to be selected for this award is truly an honor," Montague said. "I'm excited to continue learning ways to give back to my community and to find my role in serving our profession now and in the future." 

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2002, the Western Veterinary Conference has granted approximately $1 million in scholarship funds. The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award recognizes veterinary student leaders and promotes lifelong professional service to the industry.