College Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Birthday Party

Friday, September 13, 2019

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students gather around Purdue Pete against a photo backdrop donning party hats and accessories in the courtyard
A group of veterinary students in the Class of 2022 pose for a group photo with Purdue Pete.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine hosted a fun birthday party in honor of its 60th Anniversary, complete with birthday cake, festive decorations, and a variety of activities for faculty, staff, and students to enjoy. The event took place Monday, September 9, in the Lynn Hall courtyard and commemorated the first day of classes sixty years ago, when the College’s first Purdue veterinary students – members of the Class of 1963 – started their veterinary education. The celebration included an appearance by Purdue Pete who joined in photographs at the 60th Anniversary photo booth.  Attendees also had the opportunity to write notes to future veterinary students. A member of the Class of ’63, Dr. Gary Pearl, also came to join in the festivities.  Happy 60th PVM!!

Writer(s): Maya Sanaba, PVM Communications Intern |

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