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College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Kansas State University
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5660
vetmed@k-state.edu

SCAVMA

2016-2017 SCAVMA Executive Board

PresidentAustin Pauly, 2018ajpauly@vet.ksu.edu
President-electMark Spare, 2019mspare25@vet.ksu.edu
Vice-PresidentCarlee Wollard, 2018carleew@vet.ksu.edu
SecretaryElana Young, 2019elanayoung@vet.ksu.edu
TreasurerJohn Brandsma, 2018brandsmaj@vet.ksu.edu
Treasurer-electKatherine Fiedler, 2019kfiedler19@vet.ksu.edu
Senior SAVMA DelegateSara Alves, 2018salves@vet.k-state.edu
Junior SAVMA DelegateJulie Majka, 2019jkmajka@vet.ksu.edu
Freshman Delegate  
Mentoring Chair  
Intramural Chair Jacob Beck, 2018   jdbeck@vet.ksu.edu
Fundraising Chair Shelbie Martel, 2018smartel8@vet.ksu.edu
Fundraising Chair-electSarah Johnson, 2019    sjohnso8@vet.ksu.edu
Wellness ChairKat Davros, 2018  kdavros@vet.ksu.edu
SCAVMA OutreachMaxwell Beal, 2018 mpbeal@vet.ksu.edu
Hills Representative - SrJaime Lee, 2018 jllee@vet.ksu.edu
Hills Representative - JrAmanda Steele, 2019amanda340@vet.ksu.edu
Ex officio  
Faculty AdvisorDr. Mary Lynn Higginbothammhigginb@vet.k-state.edu
Faculty AdvisorDr. Dan Thomsondthomson@k-state.edu


SCAVMA Officer and Committee Chair Descriptions and Benefits:

President

  • Preside over SCAVMA Executive Board Meetings and Student Chapter meetings as Chief Executive Officer.
  • Attend KVMA meetings as a representative of KSU-CVM and SCAVMA.
  • Act as the voice of SCAVMA when requested or needed in interaction with faculty, administration, staff, and/or other students.
  • Appoint all regular and special committees, and promptly fill vacancies in the membership of the committees and Executive Board.
  • Work with the President-elect on all of the duties of the office of President.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in leadership and working together with others in running an organization.
    • Build contacts with veterinarians and professionals.
    • Develop good interpersonal skills in interactions with faculty, administration, and students.

President-elect

  • Work with the president to learn all duties of the office of President
  • Benefits:
    • Will automatically become SCAVMA President the following year.

Vice-President

  • Preside over SCAVMA Executive Board Meetings and Student Chapter meetings in the absence of the President.
  • Aid and assist the other officers of SCAVMA in every way possible.
  • Schedule and organize guest speakers and/or entertainment of all-school meetings of SCAVMA.
  • Provide refreshments for Executive Board and Student Chapter meetings.
  • Prepare and file a brief summary and evaluation of programs conducted by SCAVMA.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in leadership and working together with others to run an organization.
    • Build contacts with veterinarians and professionals.

Secretary

  • Attend all meetings of the Executive Board and Student Chapter, record and read all minutes, report correspondence, and keep attendance.
  • Supply the AVMA with any requested information.
  • Maintain the SCAVMA webpage and update with all business of the Student Chapter.
  • Send thank you notes to speakers at Student Chapter meetings and to funding sources of SCAVMA.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in working with a team to lead an organization.
    • Develop good organizational skills.
    • Build contacts with veterinarians and professionals.
    • Develop an extensive knowledge of all aspects of KSU-CVM and SCAVMA.

Treasurer

  • Be the sole custodian of the financial resources of the Student Chapter.
  • Keep a careful account of all income, expenses, and assets of the Student Chapter, and make such disbursements as the Student Chapter may direct.
  • Be responsible for payment of dues to SAVMA prior to the AVMA deadline each year.
  • Attend all meetings of the Student Chapter and the Executive Board, and report on the financial accounts of the Student Chapter.
  • Be responsible for the preparation of the budget for the fiscal year following completion of their term ending May 31st.
  • Work with the Treasurer-elect on the duties and responsibilities of Treasurer.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in working with a team to lead an organization.
    • Develop good organizational and money handling skills.
    • Build contacts with veterinarians and professionals.

Treasurer-elect

  • Work with the Treasurer to learn all duties of the office of Treasurer.
  • Benefits:
    • Will automatically become Treasurer the following year.

SAVMA Delegates

  • Attend and represent KSU-CVM at all SAVMA meetings at the SAVMA House of Delegates.
  • Report on SAVMA meetings and activities, and pass on information from SAVMA to SCAVMA and appropriate parties.
  • Organize student attendance of SAVMA Symposium, including housing, transportation, and registration.
  • Maintain a file of SAVMA committee reports, minutes, and other pertinent information for reference and information.
  • Meet with curriculum committee and any necessary faculty for scheduling conflicts.
  • Attend all SCAVMA Executive Board and Student Chapter Meetings
  • Serve a term of two years, beginning as a sophomore.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain a wide network of student and veterinary contacts throughout the United States.
    • Be able to attend various Veterinary Conferences throughout the US as a representative of KSU-CVM.
    • Build valuable leadership and team skills.

Fundraising Chair

  • Chair the fundraising committee, with members to be selected by the fundraising chair.
  • Organize events to raise money for SCAVMA.
  • Be in charge of the care package program each year.
  • Submit any money made from such events to the Treasurer for deposit.
  • Attend all SCAVMA Executive Board and Student Chapter Meetings.
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in working with a team to lead an organization.
    • Build contacts with veterinarians and professionals.
    • Develop good organizational skills.

Intramural Chair

  • Chair the intramural committee, with members to be selected by the intramural chair.
  • Organize and oversee intramural athletic events through the KSU recreational facilities.
  • Keep track of athletic games and events, and post such events on the bulletin boards for the students.
  • Maintain a roster of intramural teams, and win/loss history.
  • Attend all SCAVMA Executive Board and Student Chapter Meetings.
  • Benefits:
    • Build valuable leadership and team skills.
    • Develop good organizational skills.
    • Gain a good working knowledge of the athletic events around KSU.

Hills Chair

  • Work with the Hill’s student representative to advance the relationship between Hill’s and SCAVMA.
  • Collect money at all Hill’s food loading dock student handouts to be given over to the Treasurer.
  • Attend all SCAVMA Executive Board and Student Chapter Meetings
  • Benefits:
    • Gain valuable experience in working with a team to lead an organization.
    • Develop good organizational skills.