(December 16, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – Several classes from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences returned to Stillwater earlier this fall to celebrate special reunions. Festivities were held in conjunction with the center’s Fall Veterinary Conference with alumni, faculty, staff, students and guests gathering at the Payne County Expo for the center’s OSU Cowboy Roundup.
Six of the 14 living members from the Class of 1954 were in town to celebrate their 55 year reunion. The group took a tour of the veterinary center marveling at the many changes since they attended what was then Oklahoma A&M College School of Veterinary Medicine more than 55 years ago.
The Class of 1969 gathered to celebrate their 40th year reunion. Dr. Michael Lorenz (’69) is the first OSU graduate to serve at the center’s dean.
While the Class of 1979 had at least 16 class members attend various 30th year reunion activities, only nine attended the Cowboy Roundup.
Nearly 31 percent (21 members) of the Class of 1989 returned to Stillwater to celebrate their 20th year reunion.
A total of 11 members from the Class of 1999 reunited to celebrate their 10th year reunion.
In addition to attending reunion activities, Dr. Chris Carter also volunteered to serve as the auctioneer for the SCAVMA Live Auction. Silent and live auctions raised $9,000 total for the Annual Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.
The Class of 2004 had three members in attendance celebrating their 5th year reunion.
In addition to reminiscing with his classmates, Sturgeon catered a mouthwatering barbeque for OSU Cowboy Roundup attendees.
The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences encourages its graduates to stay connected to each other and to the veterinary center. The OSU Cowboy Roundup is hosted by sponsors and the CVHS annually to give classmates an opportunity to socialize and reconnect and is held in conjunction with the center’s annual Fall Veterinary Conference where veterinarians can hear about the latest developments, techniques and trends in veterinary medicine while earning continuing education units.
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.