Giving Stories

Frank and Marge Crowley Endowments

Dr. Brian Hunter (WSU ’79), a small animal veterinarian in Spokane and his father Dr. Frederick Hunter (WSU ’45) provided care for generations of pets belonging to Marge and Frank Crowley. The Crowleys were so touched by the compassionate care provided by Brian and his father that when Marge passed away in 2008 she chose […]

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Dr. Thomas Montgomery

Dr. Tom Montgomery died 28 hours after the onset of flu-like symptoms on September 26, 1989. He was 35 years old. His death was caused by dysgonic fermenter-2 (DF-2), a fastidious, gram-negative, opportunistic pathogen that can cause life-threatening zoonotic infection in humans with impaired defense mechanisms. Born and raised in Havre, Montana, Tom graduated from […]

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Bernice Kent

Ask Bea Kent of Tacoma why she chose to leave a significant gift to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and you’ll get an answer as pragmatic as the successful businesswoman is. “I like animals,” she says matter-of-factly. Her relationship with pets began as a child in Southern California. She recalls when she was […]

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Robert B. and Margaret McEachern

Robert McEachern, of Redmond, Washington, had links to Washington State University which date back to the 1930’s. He was a 1937 graduate and his wife, Margaret, was a member of the class of 1938. He was a proud and loyal member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Robert, or “Bob” as his many friends knew him, […]

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Dr. Berger Keatts

Alumnus’ honors his favorite professor with gift to WSU CVM Dr. Keatts was inspired to create the “Distinguished Professorship” in honor of the man who gave him the desire to become a veterinarian more than 50 years ago. The inspiration for Dr. Keatts’ gift came from his wish to honor the memory of Dr. John […]

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Dr. R. Keith Farrell Memorial Funds

R. Keith Farrell is remembered for his enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and his contagious personal energy. He believed, “If something isn’t fun, it’s not worth doing.” The people he met, worked with, and taught, made his teaching and research a continual joy. Farrell particularly enjoyed his contacts with students through his teaching, and with fellow […]

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