Colin Carrig of Blacksburg, a professor of radiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, was conferred the title, "professor emeritus" by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board's quarterly meeting June 4.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who have given exemplary service to the university and who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Carrig was a dedicated teacher and adviser to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) and graduate students. He also served as associate dean of academic affairs in the veterinary college, and was an active member in Virginia Tech’s Faculty Senate.

His research focused on the furthering of knowledge in radiology and alternate imaging modalities, and he was an active member and Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

He received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.) degree from the Sydney University (Australia) and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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