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VMRCVM to graduate twelfth class May 12, 13

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 31 - May 4, 1995

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will graduate its twelfth class during ceremonies scheduled at Virginia Tech on May 12 and 13.

The college's traditional Graduand Ceremony will be Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom. A reception will immediately follow in Squires Old Dominion Ballroom.

Graduates will also participate in the university's Commencement ceremony on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Two special award presentations will highlight this year's ceremonies.

The inaugural presentation of the Richard B. Talbot Medal will be made to class valedictorian Thomas B. Massie Jr. The award has been established to honor Talbot, the VMRCVM's founding dean, who was killed in an airliner crash last year.

Also, V. Earl Dickenson, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for almost 25 years, will be inducted into the college's John N. Dalton Society in honor of his outstanding support for agriculture and the VMRCVM. The graduating class has invited Spencer A. Johnson, an assistant professor in the college's Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences to address them.

Massie will also present a farewell address. The Veterinarian's Oath will be administered by Jane E. Brunt, president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and the graduates will be welcomed into the profession by John T. Wise, president of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

In addition to the 77 students who will be awarded the DVM degree, three Ph.D and four M.S. degrees will be awarded.