BIMS Board

The BIMS Board is a new endeavor the college is supporting in an effort to increase current and former student engagement, increase student scholarship
opportunities, and increase job and internship placement opportunities.

We are looking for former students who are interested in serving as mentors and guest speakers, providing job and internship opportunities for our students, and engaging other Aggies and the community in BIMS Board initiatives. Join us in supporting the future of our Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduates.

For more information contact Jordan Kuhn at jordankuhn@txamfoundation.com or 317.502.3204.

Current Board

 

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Ms. Jennifer Bell

Senior Compliance Consultant at Baylor Scott & White Heath/HealthTexas Provider Network
Dallas, TX

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Dr. Wade Burton

Professional Services Veterinarian at IDEXX
Liberty Hill, TX

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Mrs. Nanci Cain

Travel Advisor
Houston, TX

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Kit Darling

Infection Prevention Coordinator at Texas A&M Teaching Hospital
College Station, TX

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Mr. Ricardo Diaz

SVP and Chief Operating Officer, CHI St. Joseph Health System
Bryan, TX

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Mr. Joshua Floren

President, Plano Presbyterian Hospital
Dallas, TX

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Dr. Steve Fuqua

Dentist, DDS, MS
Southlake, TX

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Dr. Pete Hey

DVM/Private Practice Owner
San Antonio, TX

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Dr. Nathan Hodges

Peridontist
Rockwall, TX

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Dr. Susan Hopper

DVM
Liberty Hill, TX

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Mr. Scott Mendell

Real Estate Agent
Houston, TX

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Dr. David Montz

Dentist, DDS
Pearland, TX

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Dr. Angie Rogers

DVM/Private Practice Owner
Richardson, TX

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Dr. Steve Ruffner

DVM/Private Practice Owner
Southlake, TX

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Mrs. Suzanne Shelby

Architect Grad
Houston, TX

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Dr. John Shelby

DVM/Private Practice Owner
Houston, TX

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Lynn Snodgrass

Patterson Animal Health
Fort Worth, TX

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Mr. Jaime Valverde

Manager of Payload Mission Requirements ISS Medical Project, NASA/ Lockheed Martin
Houston, TX

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Dr. Mark Vara

DVM/Owner, Vanguard
San Antonio, TX

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Mr. Travis Walters

Administrative Fellow, Hospital Sisters Health
Springfield, IL

Member Agreement

  • I will interpret the organization’s work and values to the community, represent the organization, and act as a spokesperson.
  • In turn I will interpret our needs and values, speak out for our interests, and on the board’s behalf hold the organization accountable.
  • I will attend at least 50% of board meetings (four all-board meetings per year) and do my best to attend 50% of committee meetings (or committee conference calls).
  • Each year I will make a $1,500 contribution due on July 1st of every year. Unless I have a current endowment ($25,000+) or a planned gift through the Texas A&M Foundation to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
  • I understand and agree to the above regarding BIMS Board. I will adhere to these points with the best of my ability.

    Total membership goal:
    25
bims students in lab

Biomedical Sciences

The BIMS Program at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is the largest degree-granting undergraduate major at Texas A&M University, with a student enrollment of 2,280 for 2015–16. BIMS students make up a large portion of Aggie students accepted by Texas medical (68%), dental (60%), and veterinary (37%) professional schools. Currently, 27.4% of BIMS majors are first-generation college students. The tenacity of the students and the rigor of the program has prepared them for a variety of career paths. With the cost of tuition to pursue a medical profession rising to an average of $9,645 per semester (DARS, Fall 2014/Spring 2015), scholarship, internship, and job placement support are crucial to BIMS student success.