Twenty-eight members of the Class of 1968 recently returned to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to celebrate their 50th class reunion. Hosted by Sharon Worrell, alumni affairs and events specialist at the veterinary center, this class had the largest reunion participation in the center’s 70-year history.
Classmates and their guests spent time reminiscing and touring the veterinary center and OSU’s Stillwater campus. Dean Dr. Carlos Risco visited with the class and shared news about the state of the veterinary center.
During the Hooding Ceremony for the Class of 2018, Dean Risco mentioned some of the many accomplishments of the Class of 1968, demonstrating to these new veterinarians the variety of career choices available to those who earn a DVM degree.
High points of their collective careers include establishing private practices, serving in the military, participating in and leading veterinary medical organizations, teaching, earning prestigious awards, authoring books and columns, and volunteering in their respective communities.
Pictured above seated (left to right): Drs. Adrienne Ruby, Arch Sheets, C. Glenn Warren, Gerald O’Mealey, James Summers, Harold Spalding, Willard Sodowsky, Keith Hand, David Parks, and Gene Frie.
Second row (left to right): Drs. Michael McCreight, Bill Foster, Gary White, Roger McMillan, H. Ellen Whiteley, John Hamil, Kenneth Isom, Richard Killough, and Richard W. Schafer.
Third row (left to right): Drs. Roy Garrison, Dan Denham, Vernon Thornton, John Howarth, Richard L. Shafer, Eugene Simon, Tom Latta, Dan Merkey, and Lawrence McGill.