(October 15, 2010 Stillwater, OK) - Dr. Roger Panciera
, a 1953 graduate of the then Oklahoma A&M College's School of Veterinary Medicine
, was one of 11 educators inducted into the 17th Annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame
on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.
The ceremony was held at the Jim Thorpe Museum
located at 4040 North Lincoln in Oklahoma City.
Panciera, professor Emeritus of OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu/welcome/), has influenced the careers of many, many veterinary students throughout his tenure.
has made countless contributions to improving veterinary medicine in Oklahoma in his
50+ years of service to Oklahoma citizens and was described as a legend at OSU's
veterinary college during his
taught anatomic pathology and infectious diseases at the veterinary center and he
taught students how to think in a problem solving manner.
A remarkable scientist with numerous scholarly publications, this investigative pathologist has discovered several important diseases that affect animals in Oklahoma and around the world.
In 1992, he
was selected as the Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year.
peers in veterinary pathology recognized his
many accomplishments by naming Panciera
a Distinguished Fellow in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
(2006)-a distinction only held by 38 of its more than 3,000 members.
acceptance remarks, Panciera
acknowledged those who had nominated him, his
colleagues and Mother Nature.
"I thank Mother Nature for providing an abundance of deceased animals from which to study and learn," said Panciera