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Office of Student Affairs selects first group of student ambassadors

CVM Student Ambassadors 2012Twelve veterinary students, representing first, second and third-year classes, have been chosen to become the first College of Veterinary Medicine Student Ambassadors.

The ambassadors will serve as representatives at a variety of special events such as New Student Orientation, Open House, Midwest Veterinary Conference,  White Coat Ceremony, Honors and Awards Ceremony, Oath and Hooding, and admissions interview events as well as alumni activities.  They will also interact with new and prospective students, participate in student panels and recruiting activities, and conduct veterinary medical centers tours for new and prospective students, alumni, and guests.   

The ambassadors were chosen for their strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and sense of school spirit and pride.  These students come from all backgrounds and from multiple states, thereby representing the diverse nature of our student body. 

The ambassadors were required to attend customer service and tour training.  They are expected to maintain regular communication with the Office of Student Affairs, be knowledgeable about the college, and serve as a positive role model for current and prospective students.  For their hard work and dedication, student ambassadors will receive a scholarship funded by the (OVMA) Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. 

If you would like more information about the student ambassador program, please contact April Pugh at


CVM Student Ambassadors are: Front Row (l to r) – Emilee Luckring (Class of 2015), Amanda Sherman (Class of 2013), Valerie Nesser (Class of 2014), Erin Rhodes (Class of 2015), Johana Cenera (Class of 2015) Back Row (l to r) Stephen Horvath (Class of 2014), Erin Brown (Class of 2015), Kathryn Huter (Class of 2015), Ghanasyam Bey (Class of 2015), Allyson Kranstuber (Class of 2015), Jilma Rojas (Class of 2014); not pictured Stephen Reichley (Class of 2013).


About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:18pm