An Investment in People
"Animals give so much to mankind, it’s only fitting that we give back something to them." —Randall B. Terry, Jr.
When Rob Loose graduates from NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine next month, a position in a small-animal general practice awaits him. He feels ready to succeed there, thanks to the innovative education and medical research, advanced technology and quality of care that the college is known for- excellence that is made possible due in large part to the legacy of the late, Randall B. Terry, Jr.
Ranked third in the nation (by U.S. News & World Report), NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been influenced by the Terry legacy in many ways. While much of the Terry Foundation’s previous financial support has contributed to state-of-the-art facilities, the most recent gift largely will further the foundation’s support of the people who use those facilities.
“I’ve been able to learn more, meet more people and really get a better idea of where our profession is headed,” said Loose, a Randall B. Terry Jr. Leadership in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship recipient.
Now, even more students will get the same kinds of opportunities. The R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation has pledged $16 million to support scholarships, faculty and research endowments within the College of Veterinary Medicine. This generous gift－which will effectively double the student scholarship endowment－furthers a visionary legacy through which the foundation, formed by the late Randall B. Terry, Jr., has made significant investments in the college over the years.