The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) recently honored Willie Reed, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, Dipl. ACPV, dean of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to Black Higher Education within the state of Indiana.
Designated honorees share “a commitment to play vanguard roles in the struggle to equip tomorrow’s leaders of African descent with the requisite intellectual attainment, technological skills, humanitarian focus, and social commitment and political consciousness so that their scholarly and societal contributions can be more enlightened and enduring than that of the previous and current generations,” Purdue University noted.
The award was presented at BGSA’s annual banquet in early April.
BGSA members were also honored, including several from the College of Veterinary Medicine, who have completed or will complete the requirements for graduate or professional degrees this academic year. This included: Corina Collins and Stara Robertson of the DVM Class of 2016 and graduate student Moriah Hurt, who will complete her M.S. Animal Welfare in August.