CORVALLIS - The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University will hold a commencement ceremony for its 15th graduating class on Sunday, May 25.

The 36 new doctors of veterinary medicine will be recognized in a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. It is free and open to the public.

All other OSU graduates will receive their degrees at the regular commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 15.

The graduation address will be presented by Merry Crimi, a veterinary doctor with the Gladstone Veterinary Hospital. OSU President Paul Risser will confer the degrees, and the veterinarian's oath will be administered by William Barry, president of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.

Employment prospects for the graduating doctors, as usual, should be near 100 percent, university officials say.

Graduates include:

OREGON ALBANY: Rachel A. Olsen, Leah Christine Snyder CORVALLIS: Scott E. McComb, Robert Anthony Taeubel, Sabra Holm Thomas ESTACADA: Cynthia Lynne Janzen EUGENE: Michele Ann Nugent GRANTS PASS: Rhet William Schultz GRESHAM: Beverly Jean Heskiss HINES: Dawn H. Goodnough KLAMATH FALLS: Russell Ray Rodgers LAKE OSWEGO: Robin Elizabeth Dennis OREGON CITY: Kristin Renee Elser PHILOMATH: Gary C. Lear PORTLAND: Christine Marie Miller (97201) SALEM: Jennifer Steketee WEST LINN: Pamela Ann Burke

ALASKA FAIRBANKS: Pamela Ann Burke PETERSBURG: Julie A. Kittams

CALIFORNIA LANCASTER: Lynne Brown NORTHRIDGE: Lisa K. Goldstein SANTA CRUZ: Pamela Ann Burke


HAWAII HONOLULU: Jamie Kikue Wicklund Furutani

ILLINOIS McHENRY: Michelle M. Brossman

MONTANA CONRAD and GREAT FALLS: Jason Ernest Tordale

NEVADA CARSON CITY and RENO: Lisann Evans ELY: Andee Hayward Cooper

PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG: Marilyn Reeser Waters READING: Andrea Kay Frost

WASHINGTON SPOKANE: Frank R. Williams VANCOUVER: Carrie Juritta Schanno


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Linda Blythe, 541-737-2098