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Class Projects and Gifts

Are you and your classmates curious or thinking about starting your own class project? If so, please contact Chris Sitz, Senior Director of Development & Team Lead, at (405) 385-5170. There are also several giving opportunities listed on the OSU Foundation website that are of great importance to the future of CVHS' success and advancement.

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Class of 1953

Oyler Conference Room

Classes of 1960 and 1969

Dr. Michael D. Lorenz Endowed Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine

In honor of all that Dr. Lorenz has contributed to the veterinary profession—as a small animal practitioner, an instructor, a researcher, an academic leader/author, and a proponent of veterinary medicine—the Classes of 1960 and 1969 have established the Dean Michael D. Lorenz Endowed Scholarship to benefit future OSU veterinary students.

Class of 1961

Endowed McElroy Hall Beautification Fund

The Class of 1961 provides for a consistent revenue stream for help with upkeep, beautification and maintenance of McElroy Hall, the cornerstone building within the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences campus, McElroy Hall. 

Class of 1963

Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Class of 1963 provides an opportunity for faculty, students and practitioners to interact annually with an eminent scholar. Chosen event speakers will be leaders of national and international reputation in biomedical research, veterinary science and medicine from across North America and internationally. Regular visits by outstanding clinicians and researchers promote interactions with other academic institutions, provide opportunities to demonstrate first-hand the strengths of our programs, stimulate recruiting, and generally raise the visibility and reputation of the OSU CVHS. The endowed fund sponsored by the class supports the cost of the annual lectureship which is the keynote address for the CVHS Fall Veterinary Conference.

Class of 1968

Dr. Roger J. Panciera Endowed Scholarship

Created in 2018 at the class' 50th reunion anniversary, the scholarship honors a former professor, mentor and nationally renowned pathologist, Roger J. Panciera, DVM (1953). The award benefits students with documented financial need.

Class of 1970

Museum on Wheels

The Class of 1970 has established a class project through a Museum on Wheels Fund. The Museum on Wheels establishes a permanent legacy in honor of the veterinary campus and Class of 1970 for the restoration of a 1953 vintage truck, a unique vehicle preserving the heritage of veterinary medicine education and the tools of the trade as the years have advanced. The mobile iconic veterinary museum will be seen on display and in exhibition venues to chronicle veterinary medicine history.

The Museum on Wheels is now ready for internal and external collegiate and community events. This veterinary ambulatory truck is complete with veterinary instruments on display contributed by OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences alumni. To reserve the Museum on Wheels for an event, contact Sharon Worrell at 405-744-5630 or sworrel@okstate.edu. University policies and accountability processes apply.

Class of 1977

Veterinary Medicine Fund

Donations from the Class of 1977 continue to build as the class works toward determining a specific project.

Class of 1978

The class gift is in progress.

Class of 1982

Class of 1982 Scholarship

Established as a Class of 1982 scholarship gift, the purpose of the award is to assist full-time enrolled veterinary students with documented financial need.  

Class of 1984

Veterinary Medicine Fund

Established in 1993 as a Class of 1984 project, gifts made to this fund continue to build toward the endowed level.

Class of 1989

Class of 1989 Endowed Scholarship

Donations from the Class of 1989 have endowed a scholarship with the inaugural award made in 2018. To give today, call Sharon Worrell at (405) 744-5630 or email sworrel@okstate.edu.

Class of 1990

Glenn Patterson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 by the class of 1990 in memory of their late classmate, Glenn A. Patterson. The scholarship supports students of high moral character, dedicated to the advancement of food animal production medicine.

Class of 2007

Veterinary Medicine Fund

The Class of 2007 designated funds for use on an outdoor campus improvement project that is utilized by the students of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Class of 2017

Pay It Forward

The class of 2017 is ‘paying it forward’ literally. Prior to commencement, the class made a departing gift of $1,200 to establish the Pay It Forward Fund.

The Fund is designed to provide clients a way to get their animals the care they need when the client may not be able to afford it at the time. It is also intended to provide treatment for stray animals in need of veterinary medical attention.

“The intention of the ‘pay it forward’ aspect is the hope that clients who use it will make contributions and that our class, our families, and the community will make yearly contributions to the fund,” explains Dr. Kaitlyn Coyes, one of two class representatives.