More than three decades after the Dr. Mark Strother Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Mark Strother, who tragically died in a climbing accident, the fund is still helping Cougs achieve their dreams.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Jack Alexander builds connections with animals, students, friends, family, and community. Through his generous spirit, this alumnus, retired faculty, and donor has supported and encouraged the success and well-being of others for a lifetime.
Born and raised in Havre, Montana, Tom graduated from Havre High School in 1972. In the early 1970s, he developed lymphosarcoma of the colon. In addition to removing the cancerous tumor, a splenectomy was done. In August 1974, Tom married Lynn Engleson, his friend and classmate from Havre. Tom graduated magna cum laude from Whitman […]
Ask Bea Kent of Tacoma why she chose to leave a significant gift to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and you’ll get an answer as pragmatic as the successful businesswoman is. “I like animals,” she says matter-of-factly. Her relationship with pets began as a child in Southern California. She recalls when she was […]