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Students Take Home 300K in Scholarships

May 30th, 2017

The Bricco Family presented Ben Ulrich and Michelle Flores with the Debbi Bricco Memorial Scholarship.

The CVM Student Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to recognize the many dedicated, high-working students who attend the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. It is also a great way for the students to meet and thank the generous donors who provide their scholarships.

This year, CVM advisory board member Rebecca Camden created her third scholarship for the college in honor of her beloved dachshund Maude. The scholarship goes to a student who has demonstrated an interest in shelter medicine and Dina Regev received the award this year.

Also new this year is the Debbi Bricco Memorial Scholarship in Shelter Medicine. Debbi (Class of 2018) will be remembered for her joyful spirit and positive attitude. She created this award to help students who share her passion for shelter medicine. This year the Bricco family presented the award to Ben Ulrich and Michelle Flores.

In addition to awards presentation, the event provides an opportunity for long-time friends of the college to gather and visit with students and faculty at a reception following the ceremony.

Carole Bradford and Dr. Mike Huber present the Carolina Cabaret scholarship to Laura Sahlfeld.

Jim and Carole Bradford created one of the first scholarships for the college; it honors a beloved race horse and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital teams who have cared for many of their horses over the years. She and her old friend, Dr. Mike Huber, presented the award to Laura Sahlfeld for her interest in equine medicine and dedication to compassionate care for both owners and animals.

Members of the Linn County Kennel Club stopped by again this year to present two long-standing awards to three students with an interest in small animal medicine: Sarah Montoya Yamada, Melanie MacClanathan, and Meredith Bleuer.

Dr. Keith Sides traveled from Bend, as he has done for nearly twenty years, to present the Shane Brown Memorial Scholarship and offer inspirational words to the students in the audience. He presented this year’s award to Dan Hansen for his interest in large animal medicine.

In the United States, the average veterinary student graduates with about $150,000 of debt. Scholarships are critical to helping alleviate some of that burden. A big ‘Thank You’ to all our scholarship donors!

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