Homecoming Weekend, CREAM students, alumni, and friends of CREAM
celebrated 25 years of the CREAM program in the Ellen A. Hardacre
Equine Center at the Miller Research Farm. Everyone got together for a
Meet and Greet from
4:30-5:30 followed by a BBQ from 5:30-6:30. Norm Purdie faculty advisor
to CREAM introduced the founder, retired CREAM faculty advisor James
"Gilly" Gilmore, who shared the history of the program and how it has
changed through the years. Tom Vogelmann, Dean of the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences spoke of CREAM's contribution to the
college and the community. Howard Lincoln, UVM Foundation Development
Officer, urged alumni to make a fundraising commitment for the
construction of a new CREAM barn with hopes of breaking ground in the
spring of 2014. Laurence "LCJ" Jost, '80, rose from his table and
presented Dean Vogelmann with a check for $2,500.
During the celebration, another exciting event was happening in the maternity barn. A CREAM herd Holstein gave birth to a calf. Emily Stephens, a UVM CALS junior in Animal Science from Nashua, New Hampshire, whose responsibility is to care for the calf, named him Barnaby. See more photos from this event....