Raleigh veterinarians are excited to congratulate NC State College of Veterinary Medicine dean, Paul Lunn.
Dean Lunn was named one of six recipients of the second annual LGBT+ Veterinary Awareness Award yesterday!
The award, presented by the Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association (BSVSA), based in College Station, Texas, is designed to recognize faculty members, veterinary medical students, or industry partners who, “go above and beyond to provide support and ensure inclusivity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in veterinary academia”.
Raleigh Veterinarians Recognize Dean Lunn for his Advocacy Efforts!
Dean Lunn was awarded the awareness award in recognition of “his leadership around the difficult LGBT+ political climate in North Carolina. He has personally reached out to LGVMA, attended the LGVMA annual meeting in San Antonio, and brought LGBT+ advocacy to the NCSU veterinary medical students and faculty. He has helped to empower his staff and student body around LGBT+ inclusion and wellness … Leadership starts from the top.”
The modest dean Lunn, who was thrilled to receive recognition, modestly noted that it is not the efforts of a single individual who have created such a supportive environment. Lunn emphasized the efforts of the community as a whole in the progress that has been made so far towards a much more inclusive and accepting environment.
Raleigh Veterinarians Want You to Know Dean Lunn!
Not sure who Dean Lunn is? As a graduate of NC State veterinary school, our very own Dr. Tull could tell you!
Dean Lunn is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and has been since February 20th, 2012! Before taking his position as dean, dean Lunn was a Professor and the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Before his work in Colorado, dean Lunn was the assistant dean and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!
With such a close veterinary community here in Raleigh, NC, Raleigh vets couldn’t be prouder of dean Lunn for representing our community so well and for being such a shining example of what community in Raleigh is all about!