Giving Stories

[David Kieltyka in Uganda gorilla sanctuary]

Endows Scholarship for Students Facing Discrimination Dr. David Kieltyka (say Kell-TIC-ka) has had the kind of life and career from which “triumph over all the odds” books and movies are made. Growing up poor on…
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[hot air balloons]

Alumni Speakers Urge Students to Explore Career Options

June 18, 2020 / Alumni News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Awards and Scholarships Celebration was held via Zoom this year. Nevertheless, alumni and student speakers shared their messages with the award winners and generous donors. Here are remarks…
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[photo illustration of Dr. Michael McElvaine]

McElvaine Scholarship Supports LGBTQ Students

June 17, 2020 / Alumni News

Created in Memory of Pioneer Advocate By all accounts, Dr. Michael McElvaine, a 1976 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, made a significant impact on the world. His illustrious professional career was coupled with…
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[sophie looking beautiful in long green grass]

Sophie: The Story of An Exceptional Life

February 11, 2020 / Giving Stories

Gift to Hospital Honors Dog Animal owners are often moved to make a generous gift in gratitude for the lifesaving care delivered at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The gift Karen Gupta…
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[staff of Davis Pet

Veterinary Duo Invests in Future Colleagues

May 03, 2019 / Alumni News

Scholarship Supports Area Students Dr. Paul Davis and Dr. Karin Crocker are both proud graduates of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine … 17 years apart. Yet they met, fell in love, and…
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