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Daniel Resnick dreamed of becoming a veterinarian ever since he
was a teenager. With hard work and determination, Daniel earned a
coveted interview for acceptance into veterinary school. Two days
before his interview, he passed away unexpectedly. However, his
passion for veterinary medicine will continue to inspire future
generations of veterinary medical students thanks to the Daniel
Resnick Memorial Scholarship established in his memory at the
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM).
To honor Daniel's memory, an endowed scholarship for $25,000 has
been established by his parents, Steve and Holly Resnick, along
with contributions from family and friends, and colleagues at
Emerson, and Emerson's matching gift program. Beginning Spring
2012, this fund has begun to provide an annual award of $1,000 to
one full-time veterinary student enrolled at the CVM selected by
the scholarship committee.
This scholarship is a gift to one Aggie in memory of another.
Daniel Resnick's association with Texas A&M University goes
back a long way. He worked with Dr. Scott Grant, a veterinarian
from the CVM (Class 0f '91) , to learn more about the profession.
He completed his undergraduate degree and was working toward his
Master's degree in biomedical sciences when he passed away. He was
later awarded the degree posthumously in May 2011 after an appeal
submitted by his professors.
"Daniel never met anybody who did not become his friend
immediately," Steve Resnick said. "He was a very motivated and
positive young man who always had a smile on his face," he
added. His father describes him as a true Aggie who went to
Fish Camp, loved football, and was deeply influenced by A&M
culture. Even people who met Daniel for a short time felt that they
had known him forever.
Daniel Resnick was known as someone who always found a way to
help people. He was a member of PALS ® Peer Assistance and
Leadership program where he tutored students in need.
"Daniel's goal in life was to help people, and this scholarship
is an extension of his spirit," Steve Resnick said. This
scholarship is open to all full-time veterinary students at the CVM
and can be applied for via the scholarship portal on the
college website. The Resnicks hope that the awardees of this
scholarship have "the courage to dream and the determination to
succeed in reaching their goals."
The generosity of the Resnicks and their friends has been
inspiring to many, and the contributions represent a testament to
the drive and motivation of this bright student.
"There was a great outpouring of compassion from family and
friends on behalf of Daniel. Many people who knew the Resnicks well
called here, and wanted to contribute to the scholarship," said Dr.
Guy Sheppard, director of Development and Alumni Relations at the
CVM. "It is inspiring to see how generous people can be when
they see something they believe in."
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