January 15, 2018


 AVMA supports faculty advisers’ professional development

​Posted Jan. 3, 2018

During the Student Chapter of the AVMA Leadership Conference this past August at AVMA headquarters, 16 AVMA-member faculty members were awarded the AVMA Veterinary Educator Professional Development Grant.

Grant recipients were chosen by a selection committee of faculty advisers. Priority was given to professional development in the areas of communication training, leadership development, wellness or mental health training, financial or business skills training, and diversity training.

Each grant provides up to $1,000 for on-site professional development for veterinarians and veterinary staff teaching at colleges represented in the Student AVMA House of Delegates. In 2017, the AVMA Board of Directors increased the grant funding from $10,000 to $14,000.

Five of the grants are slots reserved for faculty adviser applicants in recognition of their volunteer leadership on campus. Those recipients were Drs. Laura Molgaard, University of Minnesota; Nikki Wise, St. George's University, Grenada; Christine Savidge, University of Prince Edward Island; Zamantha Marshall, University of Glasgow, Scotland; and Roslyn Casmir, Tuskegee University.

Also receiving grants were Drs. John Dasciano, Lincoln Memorial University; Julie Funk, Michigan State University; Sara-Louise Newcomer, Auburn University; Jane Shaw, Colorado State University; Brenda J. Stevens, North Carolina State University; Steve Hines, Washington State University; Kathryn Michel, University of Pennsylvania; Tiffany Lyle, Purdue University; Steven Rowell, Tufts University; Marnie FitzMaurice, Cornell University; and Caroline Schaffer, Tuskegee University.