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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE §j| Winter, 1980 W/ Volume 2, Number 1 A Year of Progress Dear Friends: I am very pleased to visit with you again and to report that we can look back on 1979 as a year of exceptional progress. First, a very special thank you to all alumni and friends who made contributions to the College during 1979. Contributing individuals, organiza¬ tions, businesses, corporations, and foundations will be listed individually in the next issue of Plexus. As most of you living in Oklahoma probably know, special studies were conducted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to determine current needs for the College of Veteri¬ nary Medicine, the Agricultural Experiment Sta¬ tion, and the Cooperative Extension Service. At their November 28th meeting the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recommended an increase of $1,327,776 for the College of Veteri¬ nary Medicine for fiscal year 1980-81 above the current year's operating budget. This is approxi¬ mately double the increase recommended last year. The actual amount the College receives will be determined by how we!! the Oklahoma Legisla¬ ture funds the requests made by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. As a result of a proposal submitted to the Sarkeys Foundation in July, the College received the largest gift from a private foundation or indi¬ vidual in its history, $195,100. This Foundation, SARKEYS FOUNDATION FIRST NATIONAL PLAZA 128 E MAIN. SUITE 207 NORMAN, OKLAHOMA 73069 405 / 364-3703 November 1, 1979 Dr. Patrick M. Morgan, D.V.M. Professor and Dean College of Veterinary Medicine Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 Dear Dr. Morgan: The Trustees of Sarkeys Foundation, at a special meeting held October 31, 1979, approved a grant in the amount of $195,100 in response to your proposal dated July 12, 1979. This amount is intended to be used in support of your program during the current fiscal year, identified in appendix A of the proposal as follows: Equipment Leverage Funding Faculty Development Fellowships $163,100 20,000 12,000 Our check for the It will be appreciated if you will sign the acknowledgement indicated below and return a copy of this letter for our files. R. Boyd Gui Acting Manager and Trustee enc . cc: Dr. L. L. Boger RBG/cdc ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: On behalf of the above sponsoring institution, I accept this gift to be used solely for the purposes described above located in Norman, Oklahoma, has the philosophy to assist deserving institutions to bridge the gap between adequacy and excellence. Our proposal was submitted on a phased three year program and emphasized our need of funds for equipment, faculty development, and leverage funding. The latter entails "seed money" which would enable us to apply to official agencies or other Foundations for funding where there are stipulations that the College must commit funds to be matched with those of the granting agency or Foundation. The Trustees of Sarkeys Foundation (Philip C. Kidd, Jr., President) approved the funding of the first year of the proposal as indicated in this letter from the foundation manager and Trustee, Mr. R. Boyd Gunning: The Faculty Development Fellowships are four $3,000 awards to enable our faculty members to work and study with a variety of specialists for varying periods up to one month. These Fellow¬ ships will be important inducements in recruiting and retaining high quality faculty and have the potential for enhancing capabilities advantageous to our students and clients, providing necessary expertise for university-wide research problems which require a multi-disciplinary approach, and benefiting the individual faculty member. In 1980 we shall be active in seeking additional financial support from private sources. Please contact me directly if you have ideas or suggestions which will help us in this endeavor. I wish the happiest of holiday seasons and the most prosperous of new years to each and all of you. Kindest personal regards, Patrick M. Morgan^y.V.bA. Professor and Dean Recent Appointments Head, Department of Pathology Dr. Roger J. Panciera, Professor of Pathology, was named Head, Department of Pathology, Col¬ lege of Veterinary Medicine during the O.S.U. Board of Regents meeting in December, having served as Interm Head since April. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Panciera received the D.V.M. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1953, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell Uni¬ versity. He joined the Department of Pathology in 1956. Doctor Panciera received the Norden Dis¬ tinguished Teacher Award in 1967. The College Yearbook was dedicated to him in 1966 and 1975, and he was honored as a distinguished alumnus by the O.S.U. Veterinary Medical Alumni Associa¬ tion in 1974. Plexus has been published at the request of alumni and friends of the Oklahoma State Univer¬ sity College of Veterinary Medicine. Comments on this issue and suggestions for future ones (particularly for Newsline, describing Oklahoma State graduates in the news) are encouraged. Contact the Dean's Office, 205 Veterinary Medicine Building — OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078. Phone—405-624-6648. Patrick M. Morgan, Dean Eric I. Williams, Editor Printed and distributed by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Dean of Veterinary Medicine. 2,000 copies printed at a cost of $1395. The construction of the new Teaching Hospital is progressing satisfactorily with 70% completion as of December 1, 1979. Director of Research Dr. Louie G. Stratton, Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, was named Director of Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine by the O.S.U. Board of Regents at the November meeting. Dr. Stratton received the D.V.M. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1955 and prac¬ ticed in Siloam Springs, Arkansas until 1968. He received the Ph.D. degree (physiological sci¬ ences) from O.S.U in 1972 when he joined the Department of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Stratton is Vice President of the OVMA and Program Chairman for the 1980 Convention. In Memoriam Dr. George Patrick (Pat) Mayer, Professor of Physiological Sciences, Oklahoma State Univer¬ sity died on October 8,1979 at Stillwater Municipal Hospital after a long illness, age 49. Spring Specialty Conference The Spring Specialty Conference will be held in the Veterinary Medicine Auditorium on Thurs¬ day, Friday, March 27 - 28,1980. The topic will be Foreign Animal Diseases and will feature speak¬ ers from APHIS, Plum Island, and other USDA research personnel. There will be special cover¬ age of African Swine Fever, Blue Tongue, and Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM). Registration fee: $40.00 ($20.00 for state and Federal Regu¬ latory employees) payable to Oklahoma State University and forwarded to Dr. A. L. Malle, Col¬ lege of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State Uni¬ versity, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078.
|Title||Plexus v02-no1; Winter, 1980|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; Oklahoma State University-Alumni and alumnae; Newsletters|
|Description||Plexus was published (1979-1997) at the request of alumni and friends of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK : Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine|
|Contributors||Morgan, Patrick, Dean; Williams, Eric, Editor|