Legislative Ladies Receive Aggie Welcome at CVM
Posted April 05, 2017
Wives of members of the Texas State House and Senate were
welcomed to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on March 7 for a day of tours, talks, and
The annual Legislative Ladies’ Day was an opportunity to meet
CVM administration, faculty, interns, residents, and clients, while
learning about the college, the impact college researchers make
around the world, and the component colleges that compose the Texas
A&M University System.
During the four-and-a-half-hour visit, the approximately 34
women received welcomes and overviews of college departments and
activities from the Texas A&M University System Chancellor John
Sharp; Dr. Jim Heird, the Glenn Blodgett Equine Chair; Dr. Kenita
Rogers, CVM executive associate dean; and Dr. Bob Burghardt, CVM
associate dean for research and graduate studies. They observed
demonstrations by the Texas A&M Equestrian Team and toured of
the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex.
Led by the VetMed Ambassadors, the ladies also toured the
Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), where they
were able to learn about the Center for Educational Technologies
(CTE), Clinical Skills Laboratory, Communications Suites,
pathobiology, and histology.
Drs. Beth Scallan, clinical assistant professor, Anton Hoffman,
clinical professor, and Jordan Tayce, associate director and
instructional assistant professor in the CTE, demonstrated some of
the technology and described the work that occurs in their
During lunch in the Mark Francis Room, Texas State
Representative for District 14 (Brazos Co.) John Raney’s wife,
Elizabeth, served as the opening speaker.
Hostesses for the event included Legislative Ladies Club members
Marci Kacal and Elizabeth Raney, and Senate Ladies Club members
Belinda Schwertner and Marsha William.
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