BVC-CHAT Fwd: Assistance for Dr. Humberto Campean's family
lkennedy at cvm.tamu.edu
Mon Jun 13 11:07:57 CDT 2005
Dear All -
Here is a message sent from the Associate Dean of the Vet school.
People have been very generous in this case, including two faculty
members who paid for the plane tickets that allowed Humberto's family
to come to the funeral out of their own pockets.
Rod has given Shawn a check for $300 - the profits from the sale of
Humberto's bike, to be used for a memorial or to be given to Humberto's
family. I think that we should use the money for a memorial - his
family was very pleased to hear that we were considering doing that.
Shawn and I will work on the specifics of the memorial, and update BVC
as we get the information. I think the majority of the cost of the
memorial will be covered by Rod's check - but we may be asking BVC/BVC
members to chip in at a later time. I'm very glad to know that so many
people are willing to help out Humberto's family.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Deborah Kochevar" <DKOCHEVAR at cvm.tamu.edu>
> Date: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:40:42 PM US/Central
> To: VETMED <VETMED at cvm.tamu.edu>
> Subject: Assistance for Dr. Humberto Campean's family
> Dear CVM,
> Many of you are aware that Dr. Humberto Barrera-Compean, a
> veterinarian and research associate in Veterinary Integrative
> Biosciences (VIBS), was killed on May 4th while riding his bicycle on
> HW 30. He was struck by a car that drifted onto the shoulder of the
> road where he was riding.
> Dr. Compean received a doctorate of veterinary medicine in May 2000
> from the Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narra, Unidad Laguna, in
> Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. He received a diploma in international
> trade in 2002 from the ITESM in Durango, Mexico and was scheduled to
> complete his thesis and graduate in May 2005 with a master’s degree in
> animal science from Prairie View A&M Univeristy. Since February
> Humberto had worked as a research associate in the CVM on a project
> through the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease
> Defense. He was very interested in veterinary public policy and was to
> pursue a masters degree in veterinary public health (MVPH). His
> experience working for state government in Mexico put him in a unique
> position to work with both extension agents and producers in the
> context of the Center project. Humberto was great at establishing
> contacts and had a bright future ahead through his work with Drs. Bo
> Norby, Morgan Scott and others in the epidemiology section in VIBS.
> Many at the CVM have asked how they might assist Humberto's family
> financially in dealing with the costs associated with this tragedy.
> There has now been a fund established to allow others to help. If you
> would like to contribute to the fund, checks may be made out to "The
> Estate of Humberto Barrera-Compean" and left with Ms. Debbie Nigliazzo
> in the Dean's Office. Dr. Bill Foxworth is helping Dr. Campean's
> family and will assist them in accessing collected funds.
> Thank you for your consideration as the CVM seeks to assist Dr.
> Campean's family. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
> contact my office or Dr. Bo Norby.
> Best Regards,
> Dr. Kochevar
> Deborah T. Kochevar, DVM, PhD, DACVCP
> Associate Dean for Professional Programs
> 4461 TAMU
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> College Station, TX 77843-4461
> Phone: 979-845-3878
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