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Are you a Leman Fellow? You should be!

More than 20 years after the inception of the Leman Fellow program, foundation leaders have re-opened the popular giving program and are calling upon a new generation of AASV members to “ensure our future… create a legacy” for swine veterinarians.

Conceived in 1995 and named in honor of the late industry leader and AASV past president Dr Allen D Leman, the program established an endowment to ensure the foundation’s long-term financial stability. Foundation leaders at that time challenged AASV members to demonstrate their commitment to the profession by making a $1000 contribution to the foundation, with the assurance that the contributions would be invested to provide a perpetual source of income for foundation programs and activities. More than 120 AASV members and supporters answered the challenge by enrolling as Leman Fellows.

Over the years, fundraising events and additional giving programs (Heritage, Legacy) have added to the foundation’s endowment, which now approaches the noteworthy benchmark of $1 million. Concurrently, the number of programs funded by the foundation has also increased, leading the foundation board to set the ambitious goal of achieving a $2 million endowment by the AASV’s 50th annual meeting in 2019. To help reach this goal, the foundation once again challenges each member of the swine veterinary community to make a personal investment in the future of the profession by becoming a Leman Fellow.

A contribution of $1000 entitles the giver to the Leman Fellow designation and lapel pin, along with recognition on the foundation Web site and an invitation to the annual AASV Foundation Luncheon. Perhaps most importantly, Leman Fellows receive the satisfaction of knowing that their contributions will be invested to provide income for lasting support of foundation programs, including scholarships, research grants, AASV keynote lectures, student travel stipends, SMEC tuition grants, AASV Heritage videos, and more!

It’s easy to become a member of this prestigious group of foundation donors: simply make a $1000 contribution to the AASV Foundation, directed to the Leman Fellow program. Leman Fellow contributions may be made in a single contribution or divided into installments to be paid over a period of up to 4 years. Leman Fellows who later decide to take their giving to the next stage may apply their Leman Fellow contributions towards the Heritage ($5000) and Legacy ($50,000) giving levels.

Mail contributions to Leman Fellow Program, AASV Foundation, 830 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220-2328, or submit credit card payment online at

The 121 Leman Fellows on the list that follows have each made a personal commitment to the future of the swine veterinary profession. Is your name on the list? It should be!

AASV Foundation Leman Fellows

Matthew A. Ackerman

Roberta Alvarez

Sandy Amass

Jack L. Anderson

Paul J. Armbrecht

John E. Baker

Steven A. Bales

David A. Baumert

Angela K. Baysinger

Tim Blackwell

Paul Blotkamp

R. L. Brodersen

Wayne W. Brown

Thomas J. Burkgren

John A. (Randy) Bush

Brian Caldwell

Cary Christensen

L. Kirk Clark

Jack L. Coleman

James E. Collins

Richard D. Collins

Richard Conger

Joseph F. Connor

John M. Cunningham

Bernard J. Curran

G. Michael Daniel

Dean Dau

David D. Davis

Scott Dee

John Deen

James E. Dick

Dennis D. DiPietre

R. C. Ebert

Mark J. Engle

Robert W. Evelsizer

Steve Feuerbach

Lawrence D. Firkins

James Fleck

Wayne R. Freese

Jerome Geiger

Thomas G. Gillespie

Robert Graybill

Patrick G. Halbur

D. L. Hank Harris

Peggy Anne Hawkins

Dale Hendrickson

Howard T. Hill

Alex Hogg

J. Tyler Holck

William Hollis

Derald Holtkamp

Thayer C. Hoover

Jeffrey Husa

Rodney G. Johnson

Randy Jones

Kerry Keffaber

Kent Kislingbury

Darrel A. Kraayenbrink

Michael J. Kuhn

Elizabeth A. Lautner

Tim J. Loula

James Lowe

David P. Madsen

Thomas A. Marsteller

Paul E. Mleziva

Robert B. Morrison

Gene Nemechek

Daryl Olsen

Duane Pankratz

Craig W. Pfeifer

James D. Pillen

William E. Plummer

David Pyburn

Tracy Ann Raef

David E. Reeves

Larry G. Robison

Max T. Rodibaugh

Brian D. Roggow

Lawrence R. Rueff

Paul Ruen

Anthony R. Scheiber

Alan B. Scheidt

Russell L. Schelkopf

Richard H. Schlueter

Conrad B. Schmidt

Rodger Schneck

Jan Schuiteman

Gary Schultz

Roy A. Schultz

Leann Schulz-Thomas

Michael Senn

Richard L. Sibbel

Ludwig Simmet

Rebekah Simmet

Randy Simonson

Harry Snelson

Steve A. Sornsen

Gordon D. Spronk

William A.Starke

Douglas Stine

James W. Temple

Michael D. Terrill

Brad Thacker

Eileen Thacker

Robert Thompson

Harold Tilstra

Lisa Tokach

Timothy P. Trayer

Roderick C. Tubbs

Eldon K. Uhlenhopp

Melissa Fleck Veenhuizen

Ralph A. Vinson

John Waddell

Elizabeth A. Wagstrom

Thomas L. Wetzell

Ron D. White

Warren D. Wilson

Nathan L Winkelman

Kurt Wohlgemuth

Kenneth T. Wright

Paul E. Yeske

Foundation golf outing returns to Ames, Iowa

Registration is now open for the popular AASV Foundation Golf Outing, to be held at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course on Thursday, August 25, in Ames, Iowa. Previous foundation outings held at this championship golf facility on the Iowa State University campus have enjoyed record attendance.

Members of AASV, family, staff, clients, friends, producers, and other industry stakeholders are all welcome to register a four-person team for this friendly 18-hole best-ball tournament. Individuals and couples may also register and will be assigned to a team. Golfers will test their combined skills against the challenges of the course and compete in individual contests along the way.

Golfer check-in begins at 11:00 am the day of the event, with the driving range and practice balls available for warm-up before the contest begins. The four-person team, best-ball competition gets underway at 12:00 noon with a shotgun start. Box lunches and beverages will be provided. Following the golfing, team and individual contest winners will be recognized during a pork dinner.

The registration fee includes 18 holes of “best-ball” golf, cart rental, lunch, beverages, awards dinner, and prizes. Proceeds from the outing provide support for the AASV Foundation as it seeks to “ensure our future…create a legacy” for swine veterinarians. Income generated by the event helps fund foundation programs such as swine externship grants for veterinary students, travel stipends for students attending the AASV Annual Meeting, research funding, Swine Medicine Education Center tuition grants, heritage member videos, and more.

For a sneak preview of the golf course, visit For more information about the outing, contact AASV: Tel: 515-465-5255; E-mail: