Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

Thankful for Veterinary Start to Medical Career

Published Date:January 9, 2008

Dr. Allan Graham and his wife Mary feel thankful for the good things that life has brought them. To express their gratitude, they recently decided to make a $500,000 gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of the imaging program.

Growing up on a farm outside the town of Ursa, in western Illinois, Dr. Graham was very impressed with Dr. Charles Lantis, the veterinarian who cared for his family's animals. Young Allan decided to pursue a veterinary career.

By the time he reached his junior year, Dr. Graham had developed a keen interest in medicine - and the desire to be a medical doctor. After completing his DVm, he went on to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an internship, residency, fellowship, and a very successful career as a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon in Texas.

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Published Date: January 9, 2008


Mrs. Joyce Huber Honors Husband's Legacy

Published Date:January 9, 2008

Dr. Bill Huber and the College of Veterinary Medicine grew and prospered together. Through their charitable giving, the late Dr. Huber and his wife, Joyce, have acknowledged that the College's people and programs contributed to their success.

A member of the of the first class to graduate from the College, the Class of 1952, Dr. Huber continued his education here to earn a master's in 1957 and a PhD in comparative pharmacology in 1960. Mrs. Huber also attended the University of Illinois.

After serving on the faculty at the College for 13 years, Dr. Huber became the director of research for Hoffman LaRoche, an international pharmaceutical company. Dr. Huber was also on the staff of three other universities, retiring as associate dean of the veterinary school at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg.

In December 1997, he and his wife established the Dr. William G. and Joyce F. Huber Veterinary Medicine Library Endowment Fund with a major current use gift to acknowledge that "the library is an integral part of the veterinary medicine program," as Dr. Huber noted at the time.



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Published Date: January 9, 2008


Disseminating Knowledge to Save Lives

Published Date:November 1, 2006

Sidney, a ruddy Abyssinian, joined the Krock family in 1991. She was the first cat that Dr. Jeremy L. Krock, a physician in Peoria, Ill, ever had. "She was a beautiful reddish brown color. She had a very inquisitive, outgoing, and athletic personality and would follow us around the house to be with us," says Dr. Krock.

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Published Date: November 1, 2006