News and Nostalgia Are Shared at Emeritus Faculty Dinner

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Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty emeriti and their spouses gather for a group photo with Dean Willie Reed in the atrium of the Dauch Alumni Center before the 2022 Emeritus Faculty Dinner August 23.
Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty emeriti and their spouses gather for a group photo with Dean Willie Reed in the atrium of the Dauch Alumni Center before the 2022 Emeritus Faculty Dinner August 23.

The sculpture in front of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine bears the title “Continuum,” a term that also applied to a special event hosted by the college in honor of its faculty emeriti August 23.  Held at the Dauch Alumni Center, the Emeritus Faculty Dinner provided a means for the college to stay engaged with retired faculty members who invested their careers in veterinary medical education and scientific discovery at Purdue.

The bi-annual event featured both information and entertainment for two dozen faculty emeriti and spouses who attended.  The entertainment was provided by Ba Na Na, a small ensemble of Purdue Musical Organizations’ students specializing in an eclectic mix of music from the 60’s and 70’s.  Then Dean Willie Reed shared an update on the College, including details about the opening of the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex, admissions and enrollment data, as well as highlights involving research, education, diversity, equity and inclusion, and faculty awards and honors.  The retired faculty and spouses also enjoyed visiting and sharing stories about their times at Purdue.

Dr. Steve Adams, professor emeritus of large animal surgery (left) is greeted by Dr. Bill Blevins, along with Dr. Rick Widmer, who both served as professors of diagnostic imaging before retiring.
Dr. Steve Adams, professor emeritus of large animal surgery (left) is greeted by Dr. Bill Blevins, along with Dr. Rick Widmer, who both served as professors of diagnostic imaging before retiring.
Dr. Leon Thacker, professor emeritus of comparative pathobiology and former Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab director, with Linda Henrickson, retired ADDL operations manager.
Dr. Leon Thacker, professor emeritus of comparative pathobiology and former Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab director, with Linda Henrickson, retired ADDL operations manager.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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