NC State's new School of Veterinary Medicine holds classes for the first time; initial enrollment is 40 students, selected from 126 applicants.
The degrees are earned by Melinda Hollingshead in August and Cathy Carlson in December.
Eight of the university's academic schools are redesignated as colleges.
Meg Sutherland-Smith awarded doctorate from College of Veterinary Medicine. She had previously earned a Master of Science. She later became senior veterinarian at the San Diego Zoo and a pioneer in neonatal care of giant pandas.
David E. Anderson awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He had previously received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later became a professor at Kansas State University and a specialist in veterinary care of alpacas and llamas.
Fletcher serves in the position until 2004
Krista La Perle was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She had previously received a Bachelor of Science degree. She later became director of Ohio State University's Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource, a center that supports pathology investigators utilizing animal models to study human diseases.
Bristol is interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine from 2010-2012..
Lunn became Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.