Congratulations to Departmental graduates!

Posted: May 18, 2011

A note from Dr. Kapur about our graduating students and the highlights for VBSC, IID, and TOX majors.

Please join me in congratulating students graduating from our three Departmental majors who have worked hard to earn their degrees, and in doing so, make us all proud. 

Here are some highlights:
VBSC Class of 2011.
  There are 26 students on the graduation list that have a mean cumulative GPA of 3.47 and all are graduating within 4 calendar years of beginning their program. Five of the graduates earned  a 4.00 GPA in spring 2011. Of the 26 students, one has already completed their first year of veterinary school, at least twelve students are admitted to veterinary school for fall 2011 (we are checking on an additional student); two are going to medical school; and three are beginning graduate programs.

IID and TOX Classes of 2011.  There are 17 students on the graduation list with a degree in IID, with a 3.24 mean cumulative GPA; and 22 students a TOX degree, with a 3.13 mean cumulative GPA.  Nine of these students had dual majors.

In addition, two of our Departmental program students are being recognized for their outstanding achievements at the College level, for which we are especially proud:

  1. Christine Rowehl (VBSC) who was chosen to be the student marshal for the graduating class from the College – is receiving her degree with the highest distinction and has been consistently recognized for her scholastic achievements, did research with our Veterinary Extension group and interned at the diagnostic laboratory.  She will be attending vet school at UW Madison.
  2. Sarah Peterson (IID) is recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Senior – she has been consistently on the Dean’s list, served as president of the biomedical sciences club, amongst various other impressive activities.  On graduation, she will first be teaching with the Teach for America program in Oklahoma for two years, before going on to medial school.

Again, please join me in congratulating Christine, Sarah, and all of the graduating students from our majors, and a special thanks for all of your efforts in enabling and ensuring their positive learning experience at Penn State.