[Histonet] Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship

Vicki Kalscheur kalschev <@t> svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
Thu Oct 7 13:17:10 CDT 2004

Kermit Groothuis Honored at Retirement Reception


Kermit Groothuis, an 18-year veteran at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, retired from his position in histopathology in August.  Even Bucky Badger, the University of Wisconsin mascot, came to share in the celebration.  Over the years, Kermit made numerous friends at the SVM as well as state and national histology forums.  In recognition, for his service, the Wisconsin Histotechnology Society and the National Society for Histotechnology, as well as colleagues from his labs purchased several SVM tiles in his name, honoring his many contributions.  These tiles have been installed in front of the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine.  A good time was had by all at the retirement reception.  


Regretfully, our friend and colleague, Kermit B. Groothuis, (HT. ASCP.), 64 years young, passed away after a short bout with cancer.  A lover of all sports, he refereed team sports and worked UW football and basketball games, and was also active in the Boy Scouts.  He enjoyed all people and was a friend to all.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Mary, and family members.


Kermit B. Groothuis

September 25, 1939-September 21, 2004

God Bless


For interested parties, colleagues and friends: 


A Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship is being established, for a veterinary student, to be awarded, each year at a graduation banquet.  If you wish to contribute make checks payable to: University of Wisconsin Foundation.  Mail to Att: Nancy J Nelson, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706.  Or visit www.vetmed.wisc.edu to give online.  Please specify the Kermit Groothuis Memorial Scholarship.   

Email questions to nelson <@t> svm.vetmed.wisc.edu 

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