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Cunningham earns Dean McElroy Award
Paul Cunningham of Lawton, Okla., is the 2016 recipient of the Dean Clarence H. McElroy Award. “I was in complete shock when they announced my name as the award winner,” he says.“I can think of a ton of other people in my class who are completely deserving. It was even better because I was there with my parents. My mom was beside herself. All I could think to do was to stand up and hug her and then go receive the award. It was just really humbling.” The Dean Clarence H. McElroy Award was established in 1954 to honor the fi dean of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. It is the highest award an Oklahoma State University senior veterinary student can earn. Recipients are selected by classmates and the fourth-year faculty. Cunningham knew early on he wanted to become a veterinarian. “I was probably 6 or 7 years old the first time I went to the zoo,” Cunningham says. “When I was around elephants and giraffes and feeding the sharks and things like that at the Oklahoma City Zoo, I realized that my love for animals was real and strong.” He chose to earn his DVM degree at Oklahoma State. “I had my heart set on getting out of Oklahoma. I really wanted to go far away and see some place new. But I came here and toured at Oklahoma State and fell in love with the campus. It was new enough for me.” Cunningham’s favorite memory of veterinary school is going to the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium in Denver. “Going with all my classmates to see schools from around the nation, to learn and listen to speakers from all over the world who talk about their interest whether that be bovine medicine, acupuncture, toxicology — it was just an amazing weekend and I got to do it in a place that I had never seen.” “I think the best advice I can offer is to believe in yourself,” he would advise others.“I think that’s one of the things we, as vet students, struggle with the most. The feeling of imposter syndrome is something they talk about in fi year during our orientation, and it’s very real. But if you want this bad enough, you just need to let all that doubt leave your mind. You are entirely capable as long as you’re willing to work hard.” And Cunningham did work hard. The McElroy Award is given based on academic performance, leadership and clinical proficiency. He was an ambassador all four years of veterinary college. He also earned a Butch and Luella Ruth Curtis Educational Fund Award. The oldest of four children, he is the fi to graduate from college. Cunningham is the son of Penny Lowry of Lawton and Paul Cunningham of Minco, Okla. Following graduation, Cunningham will be going to an internship at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “It will be a small animal rotating internship,” adds Cunningham. “There may be a residency to follow that. I have not quite decided yet but I do have an interest in critical care and internal medicine. So I’m hoping this year at a different place in a new setting will kind of weed out what I want to do with the rest of my life.” Derinda Blakeney, APR To see a video of Cunningham, visit “Believe in yourself. … You are entirely capable as long as you’re willing to work hard.” — Paul Cunningham photo / Derinda Blakeney
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:35:43 -0600
A Big Win for a Tiny Colt
JJ overcomes serious obstacles with OSU’s help Premature birth.  Underdeveloped bones.  Pneumonia.  And more. Any one of those problems would be a challenge for a colt. Poor JJ, born in April, had to overcome them all. Dharma’s colt weighed only 50 pounds at his birth in Newkirk, Okla. Within his first 12 hours, owner Karen Smith had rushed him to Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. “When he arrived in the hospital’s Gaylord Neonatal Care Wing, he was able to stand but had severe tendon laxity of all four limbs and suffered from partial failure of passive transfer due to inadequate colostrum intake,” says Dr. Jenna Young, equine intern on the case. “Nursing within the fi few hours of birth is vital to the health of any foal, much less a premature one.” Foals rely on their mother’s antibody-rich milk or colostrum for protection from disease. Without it, the foal developed pneumonia. But that wasn’t his only problem. “He was born with incomplete ossification of his carpal and tarsal bones,” says Young. “He was at risk of crushing his underdeveloped bones and developing severe lameness and arthritis long-term if he were allowed to walk on them.” OSU’s team placed a tube cast on each leg to ensure proper alignment of his bones. He then had to lie in a bed, standing solely for feedings. Weekly radiographs monitored his progress. The foal was in casts for 3½ weeks with round-the clock care to ensure he remained down and to help him change his position frequently. Smith decided to name the colt after one of the students assigned to his case — Jeff Henderson. According to Henderson, the colt would follow him everywhere. OSU faculty and staff started calling the colt JJ for Jeff Junior. “A little under one month after JJ was born, his bones had developed enough that we were able to take the casts off his legs,” says Young. “It was great to be able to see him standing on his own and interact with his mother as a normal foal again.” JJ got to go out to the paddock and stretch his legs for short periods of time initially. Unfortunately in the meantime, JJ developed an abscess in his umbilicus that had to be removed. Luckily, he bounced back from this surgery in no time. There was one more hurdle to overcome. “JJ has been fed out of a pan or bucket since he arrived. Soon aft his casts came off, we began trying to encourage him to nurse from his mother,” says Young. “Shortly thereafter, he latched on to Dharma for the first time and never looked back to his milk bucket again!” JJ went home on May 31, aft more than six weeks in the hospital. A recheck 10 days later showed he had developed an angular limb deformity of his right hind hock. JJ underwent surgery to place a screw across his growth plate to retard growth on the overgrown side. “We’ve had our registered quarter horses at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital before, and we’ve used the breeding services at OSU’s ranch west of Stillwater,” says Smith.“JJ is doing great. He’ll be back one more time to have a screw removed from his back right hock. They put it in there to even out his growth. OSU took super care of him. The kids even slept with him while his casts were on to make sure he was okay.” “It’s very rewarding to see him go from a premature 50-pound little colt who could barely walk to a strong 150-pound guy who can buck, kick, bite, and play as good as the rest of them,” says Young. The Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health includes the Gaylord Neonatal Care Wing. The wing has three enlarged stalls with swinging half-Dutch doors to accommodate mares and foals. Critically ill foals can be managed in the adjacent partitioned stall region, which allows separate access for veterinary medical staff while mom looks over the half-door. Derinda Blakeney, APR To support the Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health contact Heidi Griswold at or 405-385-5656. Watch a video at Fourth year veterinary student James Riggione holds Dharma while her foal stretches his legs. “It’s very rewarding to see him go from a premature 50-pound little colt who could barely walk to a strong 150-pound guy who can buck, kick, bite, and play as good as the rest of them.” — Dr. Jenna Young Gary Lawson / University Marketing
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:31:02 -0600
A Little Less, Please
Charlie slims down to work with Pete’s Pet Posse Charlie, Charles or Sir Charles, as he is commonly referred to, is walking with his head a little higher these days. Charlie is a member of Oklahoma State University’s Pete’s Pet Posse, an on-campus pet therapy dog program. The 3 1/2-year-old mixed-breed dog belongs to Kendria Cost of Westport, Okla., who rescued him in April 2013. While he was a bit underweight at his rescue, that didn’t last too long. “He had gained a little weight,” Cost says of Charlie’s physique about a year aft his adoption. “I changed his food several times. He was exercising. We were walking every day, increasing our route, doing a lot of different things to try to help him lose weight, and it just was not coming off. “Probably the defining moment for me was when I brought him to Stillwater to stay with his trainer,” Cost remembers.“She had not seen him in a while. I got out of the car with him and she said, ‘Oh, my gosh, he is so fat. I’m so embarrassed. I’m not even taking him to campus.’ And so, honestly, I cried all the way home, not even knowing what I could do, how I could change his diet, how I could change his lifestyle to make him healthy and happy.” “I suggested to Kendria that we approach Charlie’s diet from an Eastern perspective, evaluating his individual needs based on his personality, his environment, his stressors, his body type and his exercise program,” says Dr. Lara Sypniewski, Charlie’s veterinarian at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. “This allowed us to choose the best proteins and carbohydrates to meet his nutritional requirements, while honoring those of his overall body type.” As an example, Charlie always “runs hot.” He consistently pants, seeks cool places to lie and avoids warm environments. To accommodate this need, Sypniewski recommended using cooling foods — items that would normally be eaten during the summer. “I don’t think you would go to the beach and eat a mutton sandwich for lunch,” says Sypniewski. “But having a nice turkey sandwich wouldn’t be out of the question during the summer months. Thinking seasonally helped us to make the food choices we did to help Charlie cool down. Mom finds new recipes all the time. She makes pupsicles with Greek yogurt and mango. She uses the balanced dehydrated diet as well as home-cooked food. We really just switched him over a week’s period of time. Charles loved the food, which was good. I mean he is a food hound, so he had no problem eating. He was happy. “And after a couple of weeks, the difference in him was phenomenal,” continues Sypniewski. “Not only was his hair coat starting to change, it was a lot soft hair coat, he had a little bit more glimmer in his eyes. He had more energy. And then all of a sudden, the weight just started to melt off.” Within six months, Charlie had lost nearly 20 pounds. “We did it very slowly, very gradually,” adds Cost.“Wellness is obviously a big focus. We did not want it to come off too quickly.” And Sypniewski says Charlie’s discomfort in his hips and elbows all went away as soon as he lost weight. “And so that’s a big take home to most of my pet owners is that obesity causes arthritis,” adds Sypniewski. “It actually increases the risk of earlier death. So we really try to keep them as thin as possible. Before and aft pictures are profound. I give his Mom a lot of credit. She really worked hard and he just looks phenomenal. A great ambassador for wellness.” Cost reports that Charlie loves being a Pete’s Pet Posse therapy dog. “He thinks everyone needs to give him a big ol’ pat and a belly rub,” she says. “He spends a lot of energy doing that, actually. He just loves people. He loves the attention that he gets. He loves making a difference. He’s very intuitive. He understands somebody who needs maybe a little bit of extra attention and he seeks those people out, which is really interesting to watch and it makes me really proud of him.” Pete’s Pet Posse dogs are trained to interact with people and provide affection and comfort in a variety of situations. The OSU Pet Therapy Program has been designed and developed to enhance the wellness of its campus population and contribute to the success of being America’s Healthiest Campus®. Watch a video about Charlie at Gary Lawson / University Marketing Left: Charlie and owner Kendria Cost “We approach Charlie’s diet from an Eastern perspective.” — Dr. Lara Sypniewski
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:19:01 -0600
Taking on More
Three earn master’s of public health degrees alongside DVMs Many pet owners know their local veterinarian has an impact on animal health. However, few of these people realize the signifi ant impact veterinarians have on global health and safety — including the health of people, the environment and even food safety. Three recent Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences graduates — Kaitlin Agel of Yukon, Okla., Cyrena Neill of Hudson, Colo., and Mandy Hall of The Woodlands, Texas — decided to obtain a Master’s of Public Health degree while enrolled in the DVM program. “The biggest challenges have been time management and being the ‘guinea pigs’ of the program,” Hall says. “It’s a brand-new program, so we are all figuring out the kinks together.” Agel adds,“I think it would have been easier to start during our second year. In your third year, you have surgery schedules to work around and hope that DVM tests don’t fall the same time as the test schedules in the master’s classes. And remembering how to write papers is also challenging. It’s been a long time since I had a 10-page research paper due.” The three came to the world of veterinary medicine in different ways. Neill says she wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. “While earning my bachelor’s degree in communications, I worked part-time as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic,” Hall says. “The veterinarians and veterinary technicians at the clinic were amazing. Their compassion and passion for their work inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine.” Agel was a teacher when she decided to pursue a DVM degree. “I taught high school for four years aft earning my bachelor’s degree in zoology,” Agel recalls. “While in college, I worked at the WildCare Foundation in Noble, Oklahoma, and enjoyed the medicine. I liked treating, bandaging, suturing, performing surgeries — the parts of working there that were very medically driven. So when I wasn’t teaching during the summer, I would work at small animal clinics to gain experience and learn more about the veterinary medicine profession.” So what made these students decide to take on the dual DVM/MPH degree? “In the summer of 2014, I was completing a lab animal fellowship at MIT,” Agel says.“When I mentioned the MPH program to my mentor, she immediately said she wished that she had that opportunity. So it made me think about it. The only extra cost is your time, as it adds classes to an already full schedule.” “I suppose I had never considered the global impact that veterinarians have,” Hall says. “As part of the vet med curriculum, we are required to take an epidemiology class along with one or two food safety lectures. I was thoroughly intrigued. I am very passionate about One Health and think it should be all health care providers’ mission to live by it. When I found out OSU offered a joint MPH/DVM program, I felt that it not only would help me to better incorporate the One Health mission, but also expand my knowledge base on things like food safety that are very important to me.” One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working together to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. “For me, it was about opening more doors and more job opportunities,” Neill says. “And the One Health concept interests me also. I hope to work where I can make a difference and help others understand why One Health is so important.” “Getting the MPH degree is opening an entirely different door for me,” Agel says. “Public health is very appealing to me, and from what I’ve seen career-wise, it is smart to get a master’s degree. So, why not get this master’s degree that could lead to a job with the Food Safety and Inspection Service or any other USDA program?” Hall completed an externship with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the summer of 2015 and with the Centers for Disease Control in the spring of 2016. “I would like to use my MPH to help me gain entry into public service, and I want to be in an environment where the people are just as passionate as I am,” Hall says. Agel, Hall and Neill are the fi veterinary students to enroll in the DVM/MPH dual degree designation. All three graduated in May. Neill is focusing on a position in a mixed animal clinic, and Agel and Hall are working in small animal clinics in Texas. Derinda Blakeney, APR It’s a huge time commitment, but no extra cost in the dual-degree program. “In the summer of 2014, I was completing a Lab Animal Fellowship at MIT. when i mentioned the mph program to my mentor, she immediately said she wished that she had that opportunity. so it made me think about it. the only extra cost is your time as it adds classes to an already full schedule.” — Kaitlin Agel Mandy Hall (from left), Kaitlin Agel and Cyrena Neill celebrate their graduation with both a DVM and a Master’s of Public Health from the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. photo / Derinda Blakeney
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:12:38 -0600
OSU Housing and Residential Life Hosts Open House
Oklahoma State University’s Housing and Residential Life will host an open house, featuring tours of Brumley, McPherson, North University Commons and Parker facilities, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. The open house offers a convenient opportunity to meet staff, ask questions and see what OSU Housing and Residential Life has to offer.  “We are in the midst of a 5-year capital improvement plan,” said Dr. Leon McClinton, director of Residential Life. “We have already made significant improvements in some of our traditional halls and apartments.” The annual period for renewing housing contracts starts Monday, Feb. 6.  This is the time for students to choose where they want to live on campus next year. Students who live on campus consistently make better grades, graduate earlier, and are more involved than those who live off campus. OSU Housing and Residential Life is offering some exciting incentives to residents who renew their contract including free tuition, free housing, free parking and Apple watches.  For more information, please visit
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:00:38 -0600
From the President
“I met with Oklahoma State University African American student leaders today to discuss recent racially insensitive posts on social media. These students are understandably frustrated and concerned, and so am I.  On behalf of the OSU family, I apologize for the hurt these incidents have caused. “As the President of OSU, I want to be clear that intolerance or discrimination of any person or group is not acceptable on this campus or in our society. Instead, we welcome and value all students. “I commend our students for their peaceful protest outside my office today. Their reaction should be an example of how the campus can move forward in addressing the matters of inclusion, diversity and equality. And, we are committed to working with our students to develop more effective training in diversity. “We are working with the students involved in these incidents to help them understand the consequences of their inappropriate actions. “We all must learn from these incidents and bring positive change to our campus. We had meaningful dialogue today and we will continue to improve OSU’s efforts to be a more inclusive university.” Burns Hargis Students are encouraged to review OSU's Cowboy Community Standards and Digital Citizenship tips.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:01:20 -0600
OSU Opera Theatre to offer two operas by Puccini, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi”
The Oklahoma State University Opera Theatre will present Giacomo Puccini's “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” performed by OSU vocalists and instrumentalists joined by OSU alumnus Anna Berry in the title role of Suor (Sister) Angelica, on Feb. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seretean Center Concert Hall. Both “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” are one-act operas that originally made their debut with a third by Puccini called “Il tabarro” at the Metropolitan Opera on Dec. 14, 1918. The collection was known as “Il trittico” (The Triptych). Conducted by Maestro Thomas Taylor Dickey, and directed by Steve Sanders and April Golliver-Mohiuddin, the performances are sure to be crowd pleasers. “Suor Angelica” will be performed in Italian with English subtitles, and “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed in English. There will be a 15-minute intermission between programs.   “Suor Angelica,” directed by Golliver-Mohiuddin, is a tragedy that opens in a convent where Angelica was sent seven years earlier after having a child out of wedlock. She is visited by her aunt, a princess who is cold and unfriendly, and only seeks Angelica’s signature on a document that renounces any claim to her family’s fortune. Angelica inquires about the welfare of her son, only to find he has been dead for several years. Overcome by the news, she makes an herbal potion that will allow her to join the child in the afterlife. As sad as the situation seems, the opera’s final scene will include a surprise localized ending. Considered a comic opera, “Gianni Schicchi,” is the name of a newcomer to Florence who, despite his humble background, is well-versed in the reading and processing of wills. Schicchi is called upon by a wealthy family to read the will of their departed father, only to learn the patriarch has left his fortune to a monastery. Schicchi hatches a plot to get the inheritance himself, while humbling the wealthy family. Director Sanders has modernized the story by making the deceased wealthy gentleman, Buoso Donati, a famous musician. Performing the principle role of “Suor Angelica,” Berry received her bachelor’s degree (BFA) in vocal performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  In 2012, she was selected to participate in a student exchange program to study at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia.  Following graduation, Berry began her studies at Oklahoma State University to complete a Masters of Music in vocal performance and pedagogy.  While at OSU, she was privileged to play Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro,” as well as Mimi from Puccini’s “La Boheme,”and Donna Anna from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in a production of opera scenes.  In March 2014, Berry was the first place winner at the Kristen Lewis Vocal Scholarship Auditions in Little Rock, Arkansas, and after winning she was awarded a week-long study in Vienna, Austria at the Vienna State Opera House. Currently a resident of Houston, Berry serves as the orchestra director at Garden Villas Elementary School. A senior music education student from Guthrie, Max Vowel II, will perform the lead role in “Gianni Schicchi.” He is a member of the OSU Concert Chorale, the Chamber Choir and the Jazz Choir as well as first place winner in the Senior Men Division at the 2016 Oklahoma National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference.  Tickets are available through the OSU Music Department Office or online at and are $10 general admission, and $7 for students and senior citizens. For more information, contact April Golliver-Mohiuddin at (405) 744-8986.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:55:38 -0600
Physics Professor named Distinguished Scholar by Fermilab
Dr. Kaladi Babu, interim head of the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University, has been named a distinguished scholar by the country’s largest and most prominent particle physics laboratories. Dr. Kaladi Babu, interim head of the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University, has been named a distinguished scholar by the country’s largest and most prominent particle physics laboratories. Babu is one of three theoretical physicists named as a 2017 Distinguished Scholar by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, the largest particle accelerator facility in the U.S. “I am thrilled about being recognized as a Fermilab Distinguished Scholar and the opportunity it provides to engage in research on the national scene at Fermilab,” said Babu, a Regents Professor of Physics at OSU. The two-year appointment gives Babu an affiliation with Fermilab, along with the same research opportunities and support afforded its own scientists. It is the second year for the program, launched by Fermilab in 2016 with the selection of four scientists at U.S. universities. In addition to spending at least four weeks a year at Fermilab’s facility in Illinois, Babu will be able to bring two students or postdocs to work alongside some of the brightest minds in theoretical particle physics. “This will enable my group to showcase its research done here at OSU, and also help initiate research collaborations with renowned scientists,” said Babu. “More significantly, it will provide my students a great opportunity to spend time at Fermilab and be exposed to research at the highest level. I am especially thrilled about exploring new ideas in neutrino physics, where Fermilab is set to be the world leader, and where I have some expertise.” Also named as 2017 distinguished scholars are Dr. Kaustubh Agashe, University of Maryland; and Dr. John Beacom, Ohio State University. Fermilab was founded in 1967 on the site of the former town of Weston, Ill., near the community of Batavia. Named in honor of Enrico Fermi, the Italian physicist who created the first nuclear reactor, Fermilab is currently directed by Nigel Lockyer. “A major goal of the program is to strengthen connections between the Fermilab Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics groups and the wider U.S. particle-theory community,” said Lockyer in a release. “It also aims to increase resident theoretical expertise in targeted physics areas to support the Fermilab experimental program.” PHOTO:
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:14:22 -0600
First OSU Challenge Coin presented to recognize support for student veterans
Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and members of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents were presented today with OSU Challenge Coins, which designate veterans and other individuals who have supported student veterans in their educational goals. A plaque, featuring the first OSU Challenge Coin produced, was awarded to Hargis during the regents meeting by retired U.S. Marine Capt. Rick Hansen, who serves as coordinator of Veteran Student Academic Services at the Stillwater campus. “We are glad to present this challenge coin to acknowledge those who truly make a difference by supporting student veterans through their transitional period on campus, and the circumstances they may encounter on their way to graduation,” said Hansen. Historically, various challenge coins have been carried by members of the armed services since World War I to recognize their specific unit or squadron. The tradition of challenging members of the unit to a “coin check” soon emerged, and those unable to present their coin when challenged, were required to buy the challenger the liquid refreshment of his or her choice.  A challenge coin legend credits the coin with saving the life of a U.S. pilot during World War I by providing identification to allies after he escaped from enemy captivity. One side of the full-color OSU Challenge Coin features a bald eagle encircled by a background of stars and stripes. An outer circle lists all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and an inner circle recognizes Oklahoma State University veterans.  The other side of the coin bares the O-State logo and the words scholarship, instruction and service.  The challenge coin was designed by Paul Fleming with University Marketing at OSU. For more information, email Rick Hansen at richard.hansen@okstate.eduor phone (405) 744-1390. CUTLINE: Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and members of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents were presented today with OSU Challenge Coins, which designate veterans and other individuals who have supported student veterans in their educational goals. From left, President Burns Hargis, Rick Hansen, coordinator of Veteran Student Academic Services and Amy Cole-Smith, director of Transfer and Veteran Academic Services. PHOTO: View other OSU/A&M Regents actions: OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:15:09 -0600
OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions
Several Oklahoma State University personnel actions were approved during the OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting Friday in Oklahoma City. APPOINTMENTS: David McIlroy, professor and head, physics. Center for Health Sciences – Anhna Vuong, vice president external affairs, academic affairs; LeRoy Young, senior associate dean and clinical professor, academic affairs; Shannon Hillier, clinical assistant professor, behavioral sciences; Aaron Pierce, clinical associate professor, behavioral sciences; Stacy Chronister, clinical assistant professor, internal medicine; and Jay Johnson, clinical associate professor, internal medicine. CHANGES: Robert Cornell, title change from department head to associate professor, Dorr/Anderson professor and Chasteen chair, accounting; Toby Joplin, title change from clinical assistant professor and director executive PhD to clinical assistant professor, director executive PhD and PhD coordinator, management; Bert Jacobson, title change from Regents Professor to Regents Professor and associate dean, education research; Katherine Curry, title change from assistant professor to assistant professor and Brock professorship, educational studies; Chad Depperschmidt, title change from associate professor to associate professor and Page chair, educational studies; John Foubert, title change from professor to professor and Anderson, Farris, Halligan professorship, educational studies; Kerry Kearney, title change from associate professor to associate professor and Cashel professorship, educational studies; Julie Angle, title change from associate professor to associate professor and Buckles Innovation professorship, teaching and curriculum leadership; Pamela Brown, title change from professor to professor and Anderson professorship, teaching and curriculum leadership; Jennifer Sanders, title change from associate professor and head to associate professor, head and Dresser professor, teaching and curriculum leadership; and Sherri Vasinda, title change from assistant professor to assistant professor and Phillips professorship, teaching and curriculum leadership. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences – Danielle Dugat, title change from assistant professor to assistant professor and Cohn chair, clinical sciences; and Jerry Malayer, title change from professor and associate dean to professor, associate dean and McCasland chair, dean of veterinary medicine. RETIREMENT: Riley Dunlap, sociology, January 17, 2017; Vance Fried, entrepreneurship, February 10, 2017; and Tammy Henderson, human development and family science, December 22, 2016. Story by Katie Rosebrook View other OSU/A&M Regents actions: First OSU Challenge Coin presented to recognize support for student veterans
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:50 -0600