Giving Stories

A lifetime friendship inspires College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship

As a child in Woodburn, Oregon, Lanny Skovborg (’67 DVM) took long walks with his mother down the country roads of this rural community. Along the way, they would stop to watch the cows and horses grazing in the fields. “These are my earliest childhood memories, and this is when I decided to become a […]

Dr. Gary (’61 DVM) & Marie Duskin

A respected specialist in equine medicine and surgery, Gary was a founding partner of the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington. He retired in 1995. He and Marie also owned the Top o’ the Ridge Thoroughbred Farm near Everett, Washington. He helped found the Washington State Horse Council and served as its president from 1989 […]

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Dr. Martin Plone

While enjoying his retirement with a tour around the United States and Canada, he has visited WSU more than once, most recently to give $100,000 to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Richard L. Ott Endowment. His feelings for WSU, in general and the veterinary college, in particular, are an outstanding example of the generous enthusiasm […]

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Delbert “Tex” and Ellen Caldwell

The endowment grants the couple’s wish to provide a permanent source of funding for research and scholarships at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Caldwells raised cattle and owned several milk cows on a farm near Moscow, Idaho. The couple’s connection to Washington State was a technician from the College who would travel to their […]

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Brimble Legacy Lives On

That decision cost him a Purple Heart medal, which are only given to soldiers treated by a physician, but gained Washington State University and the veterinary profession a skilled and dedicated animal doctor. But when Bob enrolled in then Washington State College’s veterinary program in 1945, it was not his first time at the school, […]

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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation – Seattle Chapter

Homer Adams III set his sights of furthering his education by pursuing an advanced degree. To accomplish that goal, Adams enrolled in graduate studies at Washington State University and was awarded an ARCS fellowship. He is in his second year of an ARCS fellowship awarded through WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology and is focusing his […]

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Troutlodge, Inc.

“For Troutlodge and the family and friends of Ed McLeary, the establishment of a distinguished professorship in aquatic animal health provides a historic sense of recognition for WSU’s continuing plans for statewide animal health that is consistent with what’s been done for other animal industries,” said Ed’s son, Russ McLeary. “It is very gratifying to […]

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