Thursday, January 17, 2013

Heart's passions will make the best careers

 By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Even though she did not grow up on a farm, Dr. Cyprianna “Chipper” Swiderski grew up in the Baltimore area with a love for horses.
That love carried her through two graduate degrees, an internship, a residency and nearly 25 years as an equine practitioner. Now, she is a faculty member in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“I loved the idea of being a veterinarian, but I also considered engineering. The key to career choices is finding your passion. What will hold your interest when you are exhausted? For me, that answer, ‘horses,’ is rooted in a very special bond I found with them as a child,” she said.  Read More....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Employee of the Month Stephanie Huffman

Congratulations to Stephanie Huffman, CVM's employee of the month for January!  Stephanie has been at the CVM since 2004, working as an administrative assistant in Research and Graduate Studies, helping faculty get their grants submitted, among many other duties.  Even though the grant submission process was new to Stephanie when she started, she's become adept at the process.  "It's a good feeling when one of those grants is awarded after all the work that goes into getting it submitted," she says.  Stephanie and her husband Clint have two daughters: Hanna Clare (8), and Chesley (3).   Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys gardening, reading, camping, and spending time with her family.