Join us on the Red Carpet for the 2nd Annual Pegasus Gala
and stick around for more fun during Alumni Weekend 2012!
Invitations have gone out to all MSU CVM alumni to join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship that begins with a gala event on Friday, October 26 (if you didn’t get an invite, please let us know and we’ll update your address and try again). This weekend full of events celebrates all of our wonderful alumni, especially the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.
Come celebrate with us starting Friday, October 26 at the 2nd Annual Pegasus Gala. Our featured speaker this year will be Dr. James Peddie, “The Hollywood Vet.” From television shows to big name movies to commercials, Dr. Peddie has had a long career of working both with animal “actors” and many kinds of exotic animals. His passion for animal welfare and the value of the veterinary profession, combined with his humorous take on his many experiences makes him an entertaining and relatable speaker.
Pegasus Gala – Friday, October 26
Taking a cue from our speaker, our Gala will have a Hollywood Theme – a little kitschy, yes, but lots of fun. Our location is the Ritz Theater in West Point (complete with red carpet), and in addition to Dr. Peddie’s “show biz” themed presentation, we’ll also have a special video presentation featuring CVM Alumni as well as our own CVM “Academy Awards” program.
- 5:30 Cocktail Hour- mix and mingle, catch up with classmates, enjoy hor d'oeuvres.
- 6:30 Dinner and Programme
- 8:00 “Academy Awards”
A note about those “Awards” – the festivities won’t be complete without a little advanced help from you, our alumni, whether you can make it to the Gala or not! We’re collecting alumni stories (the more humorous the better) to be considered for these “Oscars.” What will the categories be? Maybe Best Pig Catching Skills? Most Unique Response to a Professor’s Question? Your stories will decide! The possibilities are endless, and the aim is to have a good time, laugh and share memories, and recognize those classmates you always felt would be famous for . . . something.
For your convenience, a shuttle will be available to pick up/drop off from Starkville and Columbus to and from the Pegasus Gala.
To RSVP, call Brandi at 662-325-0465, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events at the CVM – Saturday, October 27
Come celebrate the renaming of the research building behind the college to honor longtime and well-loved former faculty member Dr. J. Gregg Boring. We will dedicate “The J. Gregg Boring Biomedical Research Building” and enjoy a reception in his honor in the Dean’s Foyer.
Alumni will also have a chance to meet our current crop of promising veterinarians-to-be at a special meet and greet session following the dedication ceremony. Not only will you have a chance to meet and inspire current DVM students, but also you might find your next employee or associate. We hope you’ll bring your business cards and join us for this time of light networking.
Tours of the CVM and the research building , as well as viewing of alumni memorabilia, will also be available.
MSU Vs. Alabama – Saturday, October 27
Our activities at the CVM will wrap up in time for you and your classmates to get together and watch the football game. Check with your class president or give Brandi a call for help organizing a party with your classmates!
Make Your Reservations NOW for Alumni Weekend 2012!
The following hotels are holding room blocks for the Veterinary School Alumni Event. Most room blocks will be released mid-September, so call soon. Prices range from $90-$120 per night.
Starkville: Comfort Inn Suites (662-324-9595), Hampton Inn (662-324-1333), Holiday Inn Express (662-324-0076), and Hotel Chester (662-325-5005)
Columbus: Fairfield Inn (662-241-1990), Holiday Inn (662-327-7077), Wyngate (662-327-9999)
West Point: Holiday Inn Express (662-494-7090) and Hampton Inn (662-494-7892)
If you want to come in a little early, you’re more than welcome to join us on Thursday, October 25, at 4:30 pm at the CVM to hear Dr. Peddie speak as a part of our Human Animal Bond Lecture Series.