‘CVM Mom’ Named Deaver
MU College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Advisor Kathy Seay was honored during the University’s Staff Recognition Week as a finalist for the 2012 Mick Deaver Memorial Award. The Staff Advisory Council established the Mick Deaver award in 1980 to honor staff members who exemplify Deaver’s concern for fostering good relations with students. Major Mick Deaver was the associate director of the University Police Department. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1980.
Seay has served as the admissions advisor the CVM for the past 14 years. Among the comments made by her nominators for the honor were: “Kathy’s alternative title should be ‘CVM Mom.’ For veterinary students, academics and life in general can be very stressful — but they all know that Kathy’s door is always open, her hugs are genuine and the candy dish is full.” “Her personality is warm, nurturing and upbeat; students just know they can find help for anything from her. Even during the admissions interview process, when a couple hundred nervous and scared potential vet students come to the College, it’s Kathy that helps calm that stressful time.”
Prior to the joining the College, Seay was the admissions advisor for the MU School of Medicine, a position she held for 17 years.
A Missouri native, she and her husband, Bill, have lived in Columbia for the past 34 years and raised their three children here.
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