Published on May 18, 2010
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Francis J. Bertozzi

Dr. Bertozzi (UP '79), 60, Baldwin, Md., died March 10, 2010. He owned an equine practice in Baldwin since 1983. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bertozzi served as resident veterinarian for Hempt Farms in Owego, N.Y., and Pine Hollow Stud Farm in Pine Bush, N.Y. He was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Maryland VMA. Dr. Bertozzi's wife, Linda; a daughter; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Roger E. Brown

Dr. Brown (MSU '50), 90, Williamsburg, Mich., died April 2, 2010. Retired since 1986, he was professor emeritus and former chair of the departments of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure at MU, Dr. Brown also served as director of education resources and was a member of the Curriculum Committee. Prior to joining the veterinary faculty of MU in 1969, Dr. Brown taught at Michigan State University. He was a member of the Missouri, Michigan, and Mid-State (Michigan) VMAs; American Association of Anatomists; and American Association of Veterinary Anatomists. Dr. Brown received the Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award in 1964 and 1978. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Michael D. Fredericks

Dr. Fredericks (ISU '68), 66, Clear Lake, Iowa, died Feb. 23, 2010. He was a mixed animal practitioner in Clear Lake. Dr. Fredericks was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Iowa VMA, and Horsemen of Iowa. His wife, Monica; a daughter; and a son survive him.

Adam B. Hahn

Dr. Hahn (OSU '57), 78, Beloit, Wis., died March 2, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1999, he owned Madison Road Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in Beloit, for almost 40 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hahn practiced at Clinton Veterinary Service in Clinton, Wis. He was a 50-year member of the Wisconsin VMA and helped design the humane society facility in Janesville. Active in civic life, Dr. Hahn was a past president of the Kiwanis Club. His wife, Delores, and four daughters survive him. One daughter, Dr. Ann M. Hahn-Marchand (WIS '97), is a veterinarian in Sykesville, Md. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Eldon E. Hollern

Dr. Hollern (KSU '64), 75, Columbus, Kan., died April 10, 2010. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Columbus Animal Hospital prior to retirement in 2001. Dr. Hollern raised Polled Hereford cattle, was a member of the American Legion Fair Board, and served as beef superintendent of the Cherokee County Fair for several years. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Dr. Hollern's wife, Donna, and three daughters survive him. Memorials to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or Cherokee County 4-H Council may be made c/o Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave., Columbus, KS 66725.

John P. Hurtgen

Dr. Hurtgen (MIN '72), 62, New Freedom, Pa., died Feb. 17, 2010. A diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, he owned Nandi Veterinary Associates, an equine practice in New Freedom focusing on reproduction. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hurtgen served on the veterinary faculties of the University of Minnesota and University of Pennsylvania and owned an equine ambulatory practice.

He was a board member of the Pennsylvania Harness Horse Association and Pennsylvania Racing Commission Breeders Fund Advisory Committee, and a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and U.S. Trotting Association. A past president of the Society for Theriogenology, Dr. Hurtgen was also a past board member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and served on the Research Advisory Committee for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the AAEP Foundation, 4075 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511; Theriogenology Foundation, P.O. Box 3007, Montgomery, AL 36109; Farmhouse Fraternity, 1505 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108; or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, PA 17349.

Albert E. New

Dr. New (KSU '60), 74, Rockville, Md., died Feb. 7, 2010. Past president of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and past director of the National Cancer Institute's laboratory animal medicine program, he was a consultant in laboratory animal science since 1996 to several organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration, American Red Cross, and Biomedical Research Institute.

Following graduation, Dr. New was commissioned into the Air Force Veterinary Corps. During his 13-year service, he was chief of veterinary services at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Fla.; served as director of the Veterinary Medicine Department in Taipei, Taiwan; and was chief of the Research Support Branch at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. In 1973, Dr. New transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and joined the National Institutes of Health as head of the primate quarantine unit. He was named director of laboratory animal science at the National Cancer Institute in 1976. Dr. New helped establish the institute's policy on animal care and use, influencing the NIH-wide intramural policy on centralized animal care facilities on the NIH campus. Following his retirement from the PHSCC in 1986, he became the first executive director of what is now known as the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, serving in this capacity until 1996.

A past president of the National Capital Area Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Dr. New was a member of the American Society for Laboratory Animal Practitioners and the District of Columbia VMA. In 1970, he received a Navy Commendation Medal. Dr. New was the recipient of the 1994 Charles River Prize, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of laboratory animal science. He is survived by his wife, Deena; two daughters; and a son.

Roland M. Roudon

Dr. Roudon (TEX '68), 65, Fort Worth, Texas, died Feb. 15, 2010. He owned Keller Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Keller, Texas, for 38 years. Dr. Roudon was a member of the Texas and Tarrant County VMAs and a veteran of the Army. His wife, Sharon, and a son survive him.

George C. Shelton

Dr. Shelton (TEX '48), 86, Belleville, Ill., died April 10, 2010. From 1973 until his retirement in 1989, he was a professor and dean of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Following graduation, Dr. Shelton practiced for a year in Missouri. In 1949, he joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, where he later served as a professor and in 1966 was appointed associate dean of academic affairs. During his tenure at MU, Dr. Shelton also served as project leader for the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station for six years. His research interests were parasitism in ruminants—antiparasitic agents, immunology, and pathogenesis. Dr. Shelton was also interested in the use of ovicides and larvicides for control of parasitism.

Dr. Shelton was a member of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, and Missouri VMA. He received several honors, including the National Science Foundation Award in 1962, the Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award in 1963, the MU Outstanding Faculty Award in 1972, and the MU Distinguished Service Award in 1977. In the late 1970s, Dr. Shelton received one of Italy's highest awards, an honorary membership in the Order of Knights of the Italian Republic, for outstanding leadership in the education and research fields of veterinary medicine. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the TAMU-CVM in 1991, for his dedicated and exemplary service to academic veterinary medicine.

Dr. Shelton was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and flew several missions as a combat airman in the South Pacific, earning him a Purple Heart. In retirement, Dr. Shelton authored a book "Tree Top Airmen," about his experiences in the South Pacific. Active in civic life, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club. Dr. Shelton is survived by a son and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the George C. and Joy Shelton Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, 109 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211; or Joy and George Shelton Endowed Scholarship (Acct #33412), Attn: Dean's Office, College of Veterinary Medicine& Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.

Robert E. Swope

Dr. Swope (UP '43), 90, State College, Pa., died March 29, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1981, he was professor of veterinary science and assistant dean of resident education in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. Following graduation, Dr. Swope served in the Army Veterinary Corps for three years, attaining the rank of captain. He then joined the University of Maryland faculty, where he worked on research and disease projects. In 1951, Dr. Swope became a member of the veterinary faculty at Penn State. He took a two-year leave of absence in 1958, accepting an assignment with the International Cooperation Administration, serving with the veterinary staff of Kansas State University stationed in India. Dr. Swope also traveled to Chile in 1966, under the Rockefeller Foundation, assisting the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Chile in developing its research program in animal diseases.

In 1988, he received an Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Active in civic life, Dr. Swope served as secretary of the State College Rotary Club. His wife, Viola, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801; or Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.



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