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June 2017 - Vol. 12, No. 6
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Historic Graduation Class

First sponsored Chinese students earn DVMs since 1949

Valerie Head helps Ace

This year’s commencement exercises for Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine featured a historic trio of graduates: the first set of formally sponsored Chinese students to earn Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees since 1949.

A fourth student earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. All four students, Yaoqin Shen, Jing Li, Bo Liu and Yi Ding, were supported by the China Scholarship Council through a groundbreaking partnership with the U.S.-China Center for Animal Health at Kansas State University, which was originally signed in 2012.


JAALAS cover features research by 2017 grad, Dr. Valerie Head

Dr. Valerie Head

Getting an article published in an academic journal can be quite an accomplishment — even for a seasoned researcher. To have that work featured on the cover of a journal is rarer yet. Dr. Valerie Head, can now add that accomplishment on top of earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May.


Tanzanian Students Raymond and Dominica - Twinning Project

Meet Dominica Genda and Raymond Sulle, veterinary students from Sokoine University in Tanzania, who visited the KSUCVM for six weeks during the spring semester as part of an OIE-sponsored twinning project between K-State and Sokoine University.