Welcome to Catalyze 2022!
March 3-5, 2022 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC

Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship


Mr. Ron Orchard - BS, MPH, RVT

Mr. Ron Orchard of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the recipient of the 2022 Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship. The award recognizes veterinary students who have demonstrated exemplary potential as future leaders and have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine. Mr. Orchard is a 4th year, dual-degree DVM/MPH student. Mr. Orchard initially came to Kansas State University as the lead specialty technician for the Shelter Medicine Program. Additionally, he is academic scholar and author of both scholarly publications and posters. As a role model and mentor for youth, he encourages continuing the conversation on the importance of diversity and inclusion and raising awareness on the need for diverse backgrounds and providing veterinary access for all communities.

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