OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Fall 1993 Volume 15, No. 2
Associate Dean For Research
Richard W. Eberle, PhD, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Microbi¬ ology and Public Health, has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Research effective September 1, 1993. Dr. Eberle has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1986. He is currently serving as visiting scientist with the Biochemical Genetics Program, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. Dr. Eberle received his PhD in Virology and Epidemiology from Baylor College of Medi¬ cine in 1979.
Dr. Eberle's new duties will include administrative responsibilities for College research programs, working directly with department heads and individual faculty members to promote research and plan the development of research programs throughout the College. This position also administers the submission of grant requests, grant budgets, and processing appropriate reports. Dr. Eberle will also be responsible for providing professional and public relations which promote the research environment of the College.
Veterinarian Honored as Top Big Brother
Dr. Kenneth Kirlin of San Antonio, Texas is this year's National Big Brother, picked by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.
The 37-year-old veterinarian has been a big brother for the last three years to Larry, a local seventh grader. In addition, he has volunteered many hours to assist the non-profit agency in recruiting new big brothers and sisters."Dr. Kirlin was chosen from thousands of nominations from all over the country", says Sharon Boughman, executive director of Big Brother and Sisters, Alamo Area. "He's spent time every single week with Larry and he's tried to help recruit adults for the over 300 children on our waiting list." Kirlin graduated from Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He works as a veterinarian at Dodd Animal Hospital. As a Big Brother, he has involved Little Brother Larry in a number of outdoor activities, including nature classes, hiking and sports."! see this as one of the things I can do for youth in San Antonio", Kirlin said. "I can truly do something for the youth of today and for the
youth of tomorrow." Kirlin has been an active member of the volunteer recruitment committee and the speakers bureau and won the 1992 Recruitment Challenge.
Editor's note: Story courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News. Photo provided by Big Brother/Big Sisters of America. Dr. Kirlin is a member of the Class of 1983.