West Virginia University officials recently honored graduating seniors in the Davis-Michael Scholars Program.

The Scholars Program prepares students for professional veterinary and medical education. It is open to students majoring in programs in the Division of Animal and Veterinary Sciences of the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences.

Scholarships, educational opportunities, internships, seminars and enhanced facilities, provided by the creation of the program, help outstanding students achieve their dreams of becoming veterinarians, physicians and scientists.

The following students were honored for completing the Scholars Program:

Steven H. Bush II, an agricultural biochemistry major from Charleston. Bush has been accepted to the WVU School of Medicine.

Carrie M. Cantrell, an agricultural biochemistry major from Charleston. Cantrell has been accepted to the WVU School of Medicine. She was named the Agricultural Biochemistry Program Honors Graduate.

Wai-Chu Chan, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Germantown, Md. Chan has been accepted to Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Cortney J. Collins, an agricultural biochemistry major from Tanner. Collins will pursue graduate studies in the Davis College.

Amy L. Guyer, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Derry, Pa. Guyer will pursue graduate studies in the WVU School of Nursing.

Audra J. Henderson, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Fairmont. Henderson has been accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.

Natalie G. Sanders, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Kingwood. Sanders will pursue graduate studies in the WVU College of Human Resources and Education.

Christen Seaman, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Belleville, Ill. Seaman will pursue graduate studies in the Davis College.

Marcus D. Shaffer, an agricultural biochemistry major from Weston. Shaffer has been accepted to the WVU School of Medicine.

Jonathan R. Warner, an agricultural biochemistry major from Elkview. Warner has been accepted to the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Rachel J. Wiechman, an agricultural biochemistry and animal and veterinary sciences double major from Wheeling. Wiechman will pursue graduate studies in the WVU School of Medicine.

Jennifer K. Wuchner, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Weston.

Chan and Warner also were named Davis-Michael Veterinary Scholars and will receive financial support for their continuing education in veterinary medicine.

Other Veterinary Scholars are:

Michael W. Ammermon , an animal and veterinary sciences major from Dawson. Ammermon has been accepted to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Erica L. Garman, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Conestoga, Pa. Garman has been accepted to the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine.

Tara Sowers, an agriculture, forestry and consumer sciences major from Inwood. Sowers has been accepted to the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Scholars Program is funded by an endowment to the Davis College from the late Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis-Michael, Morgantown sisters who made the bequest to promote the improvement of veterinary medical care in West Virginia.

The program stands as a tribute to their great love of animals and reflects the Davises’gratitude for those who protect and promote the well-being of animals.

The endowment was created through the WVU Foundation, a private nonprofit corporation that generates and provides support for WVU .