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Small animal internships and residencies get support from the Lake Hudson Joyner Family Endowment

Posted September 11, 2013

The Lake Hudson Joyner Family EndowmentMary Jane Joyner is truly one of a kind.  She grew up learning to take care of herself and not fearing much of anything, including hard work, and along the way, she developed a self-confidence that has served her well.  Like her parents before her, she also shares a passion for young people and education.

Animals have also been a large part of Mrs. Joyner's life, and she has a passion for all of God's creatures, with one possible exception.  She has very little use for snakes.

Mrs. Joyner's passions for education and animals came together when she created a planned gift from her estate to establish the Lake Hudson Joyner Family Endowment, named for her father, for the benefit of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  The endowment that will be established by this generous gift will be utilized to enhance veterinary specialization through support of internship and residency programs in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

Mrs. Joyner was a client of Dr. O.J. "Bubba" Woytek for many years when he practiced veterinary medicine in San Antonio, so when the time came to establish her planned gift, she knew the right person to contact.  Together the two of them worked to set up an endowment that will forever produce income to accomplish the purposes that she finds meaningful; developing veterinary specialists.

Mary Jane Joyner is grateful to the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for producing veterinarians to provide the outstanding care for our animal friends that she thinks they deserve, and we are also grateful to her for making that possible.  If you, or someone you know, would like to make a similar impact on animals and the training of students who will take care of them, please contact the Office of Development at 979-845-9043.

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