Dr. R. Keith Farrell Memorial Funds

R. Keith Farrell is remembered for his enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and his contagious personal energy. He believed, “If something isn’t fun, it’s not worth doing.” The people he met, worked with, and taught, made his teaching and research a continual joy. Farrell particularly enjoyed his contacts with students through his teaching, and with fellow […]

Investing in our students

Beth Davidow has seen a lot of changes to the veterinary profession since she graduated from Cornell nearly 25 years ago. But the biggest change, she says, is the amount of debt today’s veterinary students carry when they graduate.

Josh standing in front of the WSU veterinary teaching hospital.

Bill Johnson’s Annual Ride for Animals

The idea for the ride began when Johnson’s Golden retriever “Sonny” was lost to canine lymphoma in 2006. The route retraces his friend’s last days when the two would travel back and forth to WSU for cancer treatments. The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie’s Gift of Hope Endowment was established by Johnson in memory […]

The Charles C. Mellinger III Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

After Charles finished his freshman year at WSU in pre-veterinary medicine he went home for the summer and was looking forward to returning in the fall. But the night before returning to Pullman, the car Charles and his roommate were driving was struck by another car. Charles’ roommate was killed in the accident and Charles […]

Bill and Betty Davis Endowment for Basic and Applied Research in Immunology of Food and Companion Animals

With the goal of expanding immunology research at WSU, Dr. Bill Davis has pledged an additional $100,000 to the fund as a matching gift.  For every $20 you give, Dr. Davis will match $1 (up to $100,000).  The goal is to reach $1 million to provide dedicated immunology research funds for researchers at WSU. Dr. […]

Jessica Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Jes first started working with local sheep and other farm animals at the age of 11, then began volunteering at Sequim Animal Hospital at age 14. Jessica was very active in numerous churches and ministries wherever she happened to be, including Sequim Worship Center, Olympic Bible Fellowship, Awana‘s, Crista Camps, Chi Alpha, Northlake Community Church, […]

Scholarship helps make dreams a reality

Floricel Gonzalez (’16 BS) was attending the School of Molecular Biosciences scholarship awards ceremony holding a letter in her hand. She knew she’d received a scholarship, but didn’t yet know which one. Carefully opening the letter, she read the name: The Elizabeth R. Hall Endowment Scholarship. “My jaw dropped,” says Gonzalez. The prestigious award, given to promising students in medical microbiology, was $4,000. “It was a breath of fresh air that I don’t have to worry about tuition or books for my last year.”

Floricel inside the College of Veterinary Medicine.

David and Sandi Bielski: From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

I first met David Bielski (’70 Comm.) in 2002 at a WSU Alumni Association Board meeting. He mentioned to me that he’d been to the college several times to talk about pet loss and his company, Petland Cemetery in Aberdeen, Washington. The business was started in 1973 by three partners—one was David’s father and another was Cougar alumnus Glenn Hilliard (’54 DVM).

David and Sandi Bielski.