Glen Pfefferkorn and Morris Wendorf Endowed Professor of Camelid Medicine
Dec. 31, 2011
Building on two decades of generous support for the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2013 Glen Pfefferkorn made a gift to endow a professorship in camelid medicine at OSU: the first of its kind in the nation and the college's first endowed professorship.
Now retired in Arizona, Pfefferkorn was a longtime llama rancher near Salem. He started Glenmor Forest Llamas in 1982 and during several of the 25 years it existed, the herd of 100-120 llamas was one of the largest in Western Oregon. OSU veterinary students had access to his animals for learning, and several llamas participated in research projects. Pfefferkorn and his partner Morris Wendorf established the endowed Glen Pfefferkorn/Morris Wendorf Scholarship to benefit veterinary medicine students interested in camelids: the family of animals that includes llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas.
Among other regional and national leadership roles, Pfefferkorn was a founding director of the first llama association in the Willamette Valley, now known as the North West Camelid Foundation; since 1987 this group has supported camelid medical research at OSU's Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. Pfefferkorn also has served many years on the Dean's Advisory Council. In 2006 he received the college's Distinguished Service Award for his efforts at protecting the college from state budget cuts, helping to establish a four-year veterinary program, and supporting student programs and scholarships.
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