Congratulations to Rebecca Camden, who recently received the OSU Joan Austin Honorary Alumni Award!
Ms. Camden is a CVM advisory board member, and an invaluable volunteer, supporter, and friend of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ms. Camden frequently attends college events, where she pretty much knows everyone, and is genuinely interested in visiting with veterinary students and hearing about their education.
Ms. Camden recently endowed the Maude Camden Memorial Scholarship, in honor of her rescue dog Maude. It provides support for veterinary medicine students with interest in shelter medicine and rescue animals.
“People don’t go into veterinary medicine because they want to make money; it’s because they love animals. And that’s all the more true for students with a heart for shelter medicine. It’s even more important to support their education,” Rebecca says. “For many of us, companion animals are our family. We want to be sure they have outstanding health care.”
For Rebecca, the concept of family has grown even larger. “When people ask me if I have children, I say I have 224 – the college’s whole student body,” she says.