Veterinary students from across the country have won scholarships from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation through its 2010 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Twenty-three students each won $1,000 scholarships, some of which are being funding by the Mildred Sylvester Fund.
The recipients and their career interests are as follows:
- Elisha Adkins (ORS '13), food animal medicine.
- Talia Agone (COL '12), shelter medicine.
- Matt Brewer (ISU '13), research/production animal medicine.
- Kayla Cochran (COL '13), mixed animal medicine.
- Brett Darrow (WIS '12), mixed animal medicine.
- Halyna Deihl (NCU '12), shelter medicine/disaster preparedness.
- Harrison Dudley (NCU '12), large animal medicine.
- Melissa Fleishman (NCU '12), aquatic medicine.
- Jennafer Glaesemann (ISU '12), production animal medicine.
- Michele James (MSU '12), equine medicine/underserved communities.
- Olivia Carmen Kilian (MIN '11), small animal veterinary dentistry.
- Jacqueline Koehne (ORS '13), shelter medicine.
- Cheryl Kolus (COL '12), mixed animal medicine/animal behavior.
- Jason Lott (COL '13), food animal medicine.
- Christine McPherson Long (NCU '11), large animal medicine.
- Jane Na (MSU '12), laboratory animal medicine.
- Kelly Patyk (COL '13), public health.
- Cassandra Peterson (IL '13), food animal medicine.
- Rochelle Reddig (KSU '13), mixed animal medicine.
- Shanna Rietmann (ORS '13), large animal medicine.
- Stephanie Sabshin (FL ' 12), shelter medicine/disaster preparedness.
- Jessica Sherrill (AUB '12), mixed animal medicine.
- Kimberly Unger (ISU '12), public health.
Two other students also received Foundation-affiliated scholarships this fall.
Joseph Esch, a third-year student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the American Kennel Club/AVMF Award. Esch was recognized for his commitment to the study of veterinary medicine, specifically in the research of purebred dogs. The scholarship, in the amount of $6,000, is intended for use for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment.
The Winn Feline Foundation-AVMF Excellence in Feline Research Award and Student Scholarship for 2010 went to Adam Breiteneicher. He is a third-year student at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Breiteneicher received $2,500 as part of the scholarship.