|Two from OSU Veterinary Center Commissioned to Serve in the U.S. Air Force|
(January 25, 2011 Stillwater, OK) – Two second-year veterinary students at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences were recently commissioned into the United States Air Force. Performing the swearing in ceremony for Catherine Morris of Layton, Utah, and Erin Way of Tuttle, Okla., was fellow third-year veterinary student Matt Kren of Chesapeake, Va. Kren was commissioned just last year.
Upon their graduation in 2013, Morris and Way will be promoted to Captain and begin serving three years of active duty as Public Health Officers in the U.S. Air Force stationed in either the United States or abroad.
Both recruits come from military backgrounds. Morris’ parents both served in the military with three of their four children now enlisted. Way’s father retired from the Air Force and her brother is currently Air Force National Guard.
Morris is the daughter of Rebecca Bowling of Layton and Michael Maquet. Way is the daughter of Daren and Kim Paddyaker of Tuttle.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center's Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.