|Revered Faculty Member Passes Away - OSU says Good-bye to Dr. Jonathan Friend|
|Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:41|
STILLWATER, Okla.—Dr. Jonathan Friend was one of the original faculty members who founded OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He taught gross anatomy and served the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 1949 to 1986. Friend is beloved by OSU veterinarians for his gentle nature and dedication to student teaching and learning.
During his professional career, Friend belonged to many honorary and professional organizations on a local, state, national and international level. In 1971 and 1981, he was the recipient of the Norden Laboratories Award for Distinguished Teaching in the discipline of Veterinary Medicine. In 1979, he was presented with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Veterinary Medicine from the OSU Alumni Association and Blue Key. On his retirement in 1986, a Veterinary Library Endowment Fund was established in his honor by former students, colleagues and friends. In 2000, he and his wife, Dorothy, had a residential hall on the OSU campus named in their honor (Friend Hall). Besides veterinary medicine, Friend loved agriculture and farming.