The N.C. Association of Minority Veterinarians Establishes Endowment Scholarship to Honor Dr. Tracy Hanner

We are excited to announce that we have established the Tracy Hanner Endowment Scholarship Fund, which is our second endowment scholarship fund which will be rewarded to underrepresented minority students at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The endowment is testament of our commitment to improving diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession.

The Scholarship is established by the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians to honor Dr. Tracy Hanner who is NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s first black graduate 1986.

Dr. Hanner served as an adjunct assistant professor, the coordinator of lab animal science and a clinical associate veterinarian at North Carolina A&T State University.

In 2009 The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges presented Dr. Hanner with the Iverson Bell Recognition Award for his leadership and contributions in promoting opportunities for underrepresented minorities in veterinary medical education.

In addition to his contributions to diversity in the veterinary medical community, Dr. Hanner also served on the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine admissions committee for fifteen years.

Dr. Hanner has also been a member of the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians, and he served as the treasurer for the association for a number of years.

Throughout his career, Dr. Hanner has obtained many more achievements and contributed much more to the veterinary community than what is listed here, and for his contributions the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians is proudly honoring him with the Dr. Tracy Hanner Endowed Scholarship.

Distributions from the Fund will be used to support Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students, according to the standard procedure for awarding scholarships at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Preference shall be given to students who come from under-served communities.

Become a Member of Our Association

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NC Association of Minority Veterinarians or if you are interested in making a contribution in the form of a monetary donation, please contact our association’s president, Dr. Quincy Hawley by clicking here.

About NCAMV:
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit NC organization that is dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion of the veterinary profession. We raise funds to go towards scholarship opportunities for underrepresented minority students at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and at the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. We also serve as a resource for NC pet owners in need of veterinary services by using our network to help them locate a NCAMV member veterinarian near them.

In addition to providing scholarship opportunities and promoting diversity and inclusion, we also serve as a platform to promote the collegiality of underrepresented minority veterinarians within the state of N.C., which contributes to the inclusive nature of our association. Our association meets bi-annually to fellowship and hear a CE talk from leaders within the veterinary community. We typically have speakers present on diversity/inclusion, leadership, success, wellbeing, and the importance of financial literacy within the veterinary profession.

TUSVM Pre-Veterinary College Symposium 2016

2016 TUSVM Pre-Veterinary College Symposium
March 30 – April 1, 2016
Tuskegee University Pre-Vet College Symposium provides valuable information to perspective applicants, including ways to strengthen your application, and career insight for preparation to becoming a veterinarian. All TUSVM Pre-Veterinary College Symposium educational sessions are free. However, all participates must be registered by March 18, 2016.

Contact: Rick Mosley for more information including registration form, schedule of events and waiver
College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health
Admissions/Recruitment Office
Frederick Patterson Hall Room 111
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8309



A Message from the President: Save the Date

Hello Everyone:

I hope that you are all having a great year! Our 2014 spring meeting for the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians has been scheduled for May 17th and will be held at NC A&T State University in Greensboro.

The exact time and program agenda is still being planned so please hold this date. We have an executive committee teleconference call schedule for Monday 31st to plan the agenda. Please send any ideas or suggestion via e-mail.

Hope to see you in May!

Thanks, Allen

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science. If you could please pass the following information along to your students, and post it on your website(s), it would be greatly appreciated.

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October 15, 2013

The members of EMBRACE, an Employee Resource Group at Novartis Animal Health in Greensboro, North Carolina will be hosting our first Veterinary Symposium focused on minorities in veterinary and agricultural sciences. The event will provide attendees an introduction to the Novartis product portfolio, a Continuing Education accredited course, networking opportunities for students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina State University, and presentation of the first annual EMBRACE scholarship awards.

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Webinar: E coli Update – Current perspectives on cattle, produce, and human health

On November 8th, 2011 Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) collaborated to present a webinar entitled “E coli Update – Current perspectives on cattle, produce, and human health.” The webinar (funded by USDA CSREES AFRI) was designed for academia, government, industry, and all others who are interested in learning more about the latest discoveries in E coli research in relation to cattle, produce, and human illness.

If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, the videos are now available on-line. Please visit the following link to view the individual videos from the November 8th E coli Webinar. You will also be able to download a PDF of each presenter’s slides, some have been slightly modified since the webinar:

Once you have viewed all six videos…let the organizers know what you thought by providing your feedback:

African American Students Are Not Applying for Minority Scholarships

Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, and to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness.

No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.

Take the initiative to get your children involved! Money shouldn’t be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.

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