OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

DOCTORS OF VETERINARY MEDICINE TO GRADUATE May 19

05/13/1996

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A graduation ceremony that includes an address by a prominent national speaker will be held Sunday, May 19, for the 14th graduating class of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

The 33 new doctors of veterinary medicine will be recognized in a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. It is free and open to the public.

Most OSU graduates will attend the regular commencement on June 16.

A widely known motivational speaker, Tom Sullivan, will present the graduation address at the veterinary doctor graduation ceremony.

Sullivan, who is blind, is a nationally recognized singer, entertainer, actor, composer, and athlete whose autobiography, "If You Could See What I Hear," was made into a major motion picture. He is also a national spokesman for the Morris Animal Founda tion, which supports animal health studies.

Degrees in the graduation ceremony will be conferred by Paul G. Risser, president of OSU. The administration of the veterinarian's oath will be made by Michael Foland, president of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. Veterinary faculty from OSU, the University of Idaho and Washington State University, who collaborate on OSU's program of veterinary education, will also participate in the ceremony.

Employment prospects for the graduating doctors of veterinary medicine, as usual, should be near 100 percent, university officials say.

Graduates include: OREGON:

ALOHA

Deidre Puaoi

BEND

Lani Kennington

CORVALLIS

Sean East, Estevan Fernandez, Andrea Stone and James Wilkerson

EUGENE

Rebecca La Marche, Kimberly Millhollin and Hans Larsen

GRESHAM

Kari Clawson

HILLSBORO

Jackie Simon and Mary Van Steenberg

KLAMATH FALLS William Bridges

PORTLAND

Juliana Burke (97231), Matthew Davis (97231), Deborah Fine (97231), Lon Miyahira (97231) and Tiffany Moore (97231)

THE DALLES

Kristine Bailey

TUALATIN

Darrin Kelley

ARIZONA: TUCSON

Kirsten Wegner

CALIFORNIA: SAN FRANCISCO Libbi Robertson

COLORADO: MAYBELL

Kristi Mellott

HAWAII: HILO

Elizabeth Jose

MAINE:

BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Kristen Mugnai

MONTANA:

BILLINGS

Catherine Roth and Suzanne Roth

ENNIS

Shawn Gleason

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS

Margo Witt

NEW HAMPSHIRE: WEST LEBANON

Kirsten Munck

NORTH DAKOTA: WILLISTON

Roberta McClure

WASHINGTON: MERCER ISLAND

P. Sean Bretschneider

WYOMING:

CASPER

Steven Chase