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CVM Alumni Honor Wilt with Award

CVM Dean Dr. Neil Olson welcomes alumnus Mac Wilt and his wife, Pam, to the Alumni Reunion Weekend banquet at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.
Vincil “Mac” Wilt of Paris, pictured with his wife, Pam, was named CVM Alumnus of the Year for 2009.
Following the Alumni Reunion Weekend banquet, CVM alumni gathered to socialize and participate in a casino night.
Banquet attendee Mitchell Berger watches as CVM students who were “sold” during an auction play casino games. Kira Moore (second from left), Betsy Koch, (second from right) and Naomi Turner (right) played casino games on behalf of the alumni who purchased them. Money raised during the games benefits the Niemeyer Scholarship Fund.

His peers selected Dr. Vincil “Mac” Wilt of Paris, Mo., as the 2009 MU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus of the Year. The presentation of Wilt’s award was made during a banquet that was part of the Alumni Reunion Weekend festivities held Sept. 18-19.

Wilt, a member of the CVM Class of 1978, is the owner of the Paris Veterinary Clinic. He is a graduate of Shelbina High School and earned his undergraduate degree at MU before completing his DVM. He was recognized for being active in his community and taking on leadership roles in organizations such as the school board, 4-H, community choir, Monroe County Swim Club, his church and as a booster for the Senior Citizen Center, athletics and music. He is also active in numerous professional organizations including the American Veterinary

Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Society for Theriogenology, district Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Wilt and his wife, Pam, have two children.

The banquet was held Sept. 18 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Following the presentation of the award, attendees took part in casino games with proceeds benefiting the Niemeyer Scholarship Fund.

The following morning, a breakfast was held with retired faculty members at the Adams Conference Center in the Veterinary Medicine Building. Tours of Clydesdale Hall followed the breakfast before alumni were invited to watch the Missouri football Tigers take on Furman.

A special 50-year reunion dinner for members of the Class of 1959 was later held at Grand Cru Restaurant with CVM Dean Dr. Neil Olson and Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs Dr. Ron Cott.

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