Glen Pfefferkorn, longtime friend and supporter of CVM, recently donated $250,000 to endow a professorship in camelid medicine at OSU, the first of it’s kind in the nation. It will also be the first endowed professorship at CVM.
Now retired in Arizona, Pfefferkorn was a longtime llama rancher near Salem, Oregon, is the founder of the Willamette Valley
Llama Association, and was instrumental in creating the Northwest Camelid Foundation which has helped fund more than 120 camelid medicine research projects.
Pfefferkorn has been a valued friend of the college for two decades. He is an esteemed member of the Dean’s advisory council and a recipient of the CVM Distinguished Service Award, one of only four awarded in the thirty-year history of the college. In 2011, Pfefferkorn endowed a scholarship for veterinary students.
The Glen Pfefferkorn Endowed Professorship in Camelid Medicine will help the college continue to recruit and retain top-notch faculty. “It is one of the highest academic recognitions that a university can bestow on a faculty member,” says associate dean Sue Tornquist. “It will be both an honor to the named holder of the appointment, and an enduring tribute to Glen.”