The College of Veterinary Medicine was proud to present an outstanding class of 53 new DVMs at the LaSells Stewart Center on Saturday. This year’s event kicked off with a welcome from Dean Cyril Clarke and inspiring words from OSU President Edward Ray, Oregon Congressman Douglas Whitsett, and Farbodd Ganjifard from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Chris Cebra gave the keynote address. As the graduates came onstage to receive their diplomas, Associate Dean Sue Tornquist shared their plans for the future.
The Class of 2012 brought a new twist to this year’s ceremony: Their request for guest hooders led to a new policy at CVM allowing immediate relatives who are veterinarians to participate in the hooding ritual. Haley Barno was hooded by her father, Dr. David Barno, Andrea Sundhom Tepper was hooded by her father, Dr. Steve Sundholm, Jennifer Pearson was hooded by her parents, Drs. Erwin Pearson and Marianne Mackay, and Britney Giddens was hooded by her parents, Drs. Cary and Sean Barrett.