Dr. R.K. Anderson (COL '44) has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He directs the University of Minnesota's Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments.
Early in his career, Dr. Anderson served as the director of veterinary public health for Denver. He also was director of animal control for Denver during an outbreak of rabies in dogs.
Dr. Anderson later became a professor at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health. He has been president of both the Colorado and the Minnesota public health associations. He is also a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.
Dr. Ronald M. Kelpe was named president of the Southern California VMA. A 1984 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kelpe practices small animal medicine in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., at the Santa Margarita Animal Care Center.
Dr. Kelpe joined the association in 1989 and has chaired the SCVMA Council for two years. He also served as president of the Saddleback-Capo Valley Chapter in 2000.
Maggie Milligan has stepped up to the role of executive director for the Arkansas VMA. She replaces Jennifer Coleman, of Coleman Management Resources Inc.
Most recently, Milligan served as assistant director at the association for three years. She owns Milligan Management Services, which oversees three other associations.