The Veterinary Technology Program, Loudoun Campus students, faculty and families gathered at the Waddell Theater Monday, May 9 to conduct the Veterinary Technology Oath and Pinning Ceremony and honor the class of 2011 student awards. Thirty-six students graduated from both the traditional on-campus and nontraditional distant learning programs. Faculty member and veterinarian Dr. Andrew Bidwell was the master of ceremonies.
Dr. Keith de la Cruz, president of the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, presented the students with their Veterinary Technician pins. Diane Stuebing, LVT and NOVA Regional Director of the Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, awarded Alison Williams* – NOVA Veterinary Technician On-Campus Student of the Year and Maya Hollinger* – NOVA Veterinary Technician On-Line Student of the Year. Robert Brown, DVM and owner of Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic in Arlington, presented student awards to Richard Brooks* for Leadership, Kayla Anderson* for Entrepreneurship, Jennifer McCarthy * for Communication and Alison Williams* for Team Player.
The Veterinary Technology Program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Faculty and staff are Dr. Tregel Cockburn, assistant dean, On-campus Program; Dr. Mary Suzanne Aller, assistant dean, On-Line Program; Dr. Leslie Sinn, professor; Dr. Andrew Bidwell, assistant professor; Dr. Amy Laubinger, assistant professor; Diane Schrenzel, LVT; Bonnie Webster, LVT; Rachna Prakash and Linda Karol, veterinary administrative assistants.
Congratulations to all of the graduates!
*Class of 2011