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Terrence Curtin Society Honors NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Founding Dean

Curtin speaks during the CVM's dedication ceremony
Founding dean Terry Curtin speaks during the CVM's dedication ceremony, 1983. University Archives Photograph Collection.

Terrence “Terry” Curtin, a strong and visionary leader, overcame numerous challenges on the way to becoming the founding dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, serving from 1981 to 1992.

He died in December at the age of 94.

Our new Terrence Curtin Society does more than honor his legacy. It recognizes the individuals whose generous financial support enables the college to build on his legacy. Those who donate $1,000 or more annually to the college’s All Gifts Great and Small Fund will automatically become society members.

Terry Curtin & street sign

Support from private contributions plays a critical role in maintaining the CVM’s position as a leading institution of its kind. In addition to providing a world-class education to the veterinarians of tomorrow, the college conducts groundbreaking research that advances both animal and human health and operates a cutting-edge specialty veterinary hospital.

“The support directed to our All Gifts Great and Small Fund gives the college of veterinary medicine the flexibility to meet the most immediate needs of our campus,” says Sherry Buckles, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation’s executive director of development. “COVID-19 is a perfect example of the importance of that flexibility when our students and faculty need it most. 

“Curtin Society members are the foundation of the work we do each and every day. We are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support.”

The benefits of membership in the Terrence Curtin Society include:

  • An annual society member gift
  • An invitation to exclusive quarterly events
  • An invitation to the annual Terrence Curtin Society year-end luncheon
  • Access to special news and features from the college, including a subscription to The Oath magazine

The support from the Terrence Curtin Society’s members today ensures the college’s tradition of success will continue tomorrow.

Click here for more information about the Terrence Curtin Society. Directly give here to help the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine advance animal and human health.