Monday, October 10, 2011

30 year Gala Celebration and Jack Hanna Visit

30 years and over 1300 alumni since the first class graduated, the College of Veterinary Medicine was pleased to welcome back the class of 1981, along with founding faculty and former deans, for a Gala
CVM  Class of 1981
celebration.  The Pegasus Gala featured special appearances by Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo and Aquarium and host of Jack Hanna's Into The Wild, a nationally syndicated television show, and the just-launched Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.  Made possible through the support of Nutramax Labs, Inc., Hanna's visit to MSU-CVM will include an event for Starkville-area schoolchildren on Friday at 1:30 in the CVM Auditorium.  This show, featuring Jack's
Jack Hanna

exotic animals, was part of this year's 4th Annual Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series sponsored by Nestle Purina, and was streamed live on the CVM website.  An autograph session followed the show at 3pm.  Hanna also performed at the Hunter Henry Center on Friday evening at a Gala dinner.  Of his visit to the CVM, Hanna said, "It's great to be involved with events that celebrate people who dedicate their lives to animals.  Missisippi State's College of Veterinary Medicine has been doing important work in the field for over 30 years, and they've had such a  positive impact on the animal world."