From more than 6,300 applicants to colleges
of veterinary medicine across the nation, 162 top-notch students were chosen
for the Class of 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary
Ranging in age from 20 to 48, there are 132
females and 30 males who will join the college, beginning classes on August 22
in the new semester format.
These students have a combined grade point
average of 3.65 and GRE scores of 1197. Prior to being accepted, they logged,
on average, 1,800 veterinary experience hours and 2, 541 hours of experience
caring for animals.
With 66 students coming from beyond the Ohio
borders, the class of 2016 comes from all walks of life. The class includes an
author of eight full-length novels, rock climbers, scuba divers, and a licensed
wildlife rehabilitator. Many artists and musicians, including a poet and a
violin player, make up the class as well.
Additionally, these students have spent many hours volunteering
with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Capital Area Humane Society,
the Ronald McDonald House, conservation and wildlife rehabilitation centers,
and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
They enjoy a wide range of sports, including dancing, gymnastics,
archery, tennis, skiing, field hockey, golf, and kayaking. There are members of
the Chi Alpha Sigma and Alpha Lambda honor societies. Club memberships include
Biology League, 4-H, and the Public Relations Society of America.
Please welcome the Class of 2016.