Student Organizations Receive Grants from Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Providing support for student groups is a focus of the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA).  Members of the PVAA Board of Directors awarded grants to four student organizations at their fall meeting Tuesday, October 1, as a way of supporting student activities during the current academic year.

The PVAA board has implemented a new process for accommodating requests for funding from student organizations.  Selections are made after clubs use an online form to submit requests that are reviewed at the spring PVAA board meeting.  Then at the recent fall meeting in the Lynn Hall Alumni Faculty Lounge, the clubs receiving grants made presentations about how they would utilize funds allocated to them. The new activity grants of $500 each were awarded to:

  • Student Chapter of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation — for support of a wet lab
  • Purdue One Health Club — for sponsorship of a lecture on disaster preparedness
  • Purdue Veterinary Exotic Animal Club — to support the Medicine of Aquatics, Amphibians, and Reptiles (MOARR) Symposium
  • Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists — for sponsorship of the “Pastries and Pathology” lecture series

These grants are funded by annual PVAA membership dues, as well as support from the Purdue Alumni Association.  The grants are above and beyond the PVAA’s ongoing support for such Purdue Veterinary Medicine student traditions as the Thanksgiving Dinner, Stethoscope Dinner, and Graduation Gala each year.

For more information about the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association and how you can join, visit the PVAA website.

Writer(s): Susan Xioufaridou |

Category: Alumni, Our People

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