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Welcome Class of 2013

Following the traditional White Coat Ceremony, the members of the Class of 2013 are beginning their studies at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The 81-member class of 67 women and 14 men include 65 North Carolina residents and 16 non-residents who come from 13 states. Animal Science is the most popular major among class members with 29 students earning a degree in the field, and there are 28 other major fields of study ranging from art history to cell and molecular biology represented among the remaining 52 students. Seven class members begin their CVM program after earning a master’s (5) or a doctor’s (2) degree.

The Class of 2013 includes Joshua Foster, whose father is Dr. Mitch Foster, CVM ’85. The Class of ’85—first in the history of the NC State CVM—also included Dr. Kirby Jones Harris whose son, Dr. Kevin Jones, graduated with the Class of 2006 as the first CVM “legacy” student.

Admitted Class of 2013

Gender: North Carolina Residents: 53 women, 12 men (65), Non-residents: 14 women, 2 men (16). Total: 67 women, 14 men (81)

Ethnicity: African American/Black (8), American Indian/Alaskan Native/Caucasian/Chinese (1), Caucasian/Middle Eastern (61), Korean/Korean American (1), Spanish/Hispanic/Latino ethnicity (4), Puerto Rican (1), Not reported (5).

Average Age: 23

Non Resident state breakdown: California – 1, Colorado – 1, Connecticut – 1, Florida – 3, Georgia – 1, Indiana – 1, Massachusetts – 1, New Jersey – 1, New York – 1, Pennsylvania – 1, Puerto Rico – 1, South Carolina – 1, Virginia - 2

Education: PhD: 2, Masters: MS—4, Master of Management—1, Bachelors: BA—8, BS—71, B.Sc—1, Associates: AS—1, AAS—2

Majors (29 fields): Animal Science – 29, Animal Veterinary Science – 1, Anthropology – 1, Art History – 1, Biochemical, Engineering – 1, Biochemistry – 2, Biological Sciences – 4, Biology – 18, Biomedical Engineering – 1, Biomedical Science – 1, Cell and Molecular Biology – 1, Chemistry – 3, Coastal Marine Biology – 1, Computer Information Systems – 1, Economics – 2, English – 1, Forestry – 2, Lab Animal Science – 1, Marine Biology – 1, Microbiology – 1, Natural Science – 1, Pathology – 1, Pharmacology – 1, Physiology—1, Poultry Science – 1, Project Management – 1, Psychology – 2, Veterinary Medicine - 1, Zoology – 4

Undergraduate Institutions (34 institutions): Auburn University – 1, Belmont Abbey College – 1, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo–1, Campbell -1, Clemson University – 1, Davidson College – 1, Duke University – 3, East Carolina University – 1, Fairfield University – 1, James Madison University –1, Knox College (IL) – 1, Macalester College- 1, Methodist College (NC)—1, North Carolina A&T State University—5, North Carolina State University – 33, Pennsylvania State University - University Park – 1, Purdue University – 2, Queen's College (Canada) – 1, Rice University – 1, Rutgers University – 2, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi – 1, Universidad de Puerto Rico En Humacao – 1, University of Connecticut – 1, University of Delaware – 2, University of Florida – 3, University of Georgia – 1, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – 4, University of North Carolina at Charlotte – 2, University of North Carolina at Pembroke – 1, University of Vermont – 1, University of Virginia – 1, Wake Forest University – 1, Western Carolina University – 1, Yale University – 1

Graduate Institutions (7 institutions): Boston University – 1, Duke University – 1, North Carolina State University – 1, Regis University (CO) – 1, University of Colorado – 1, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – 1, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 1