NCSF Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meetings

News from. . .

    The NVMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

By Dr. Bob Stout, Treasurer


The annual meetings were held in Kearney on January 24 and were conducted by President Dr. Jim Langley.  After the board was seated, the following officers were elected:

  • Dr. Jim Langley, President
  • Dr. Al Doster, Vice-President
  • Dr. Brittany Kovar, Secretary
  • Dr. Bob Stout, Treasurer

Other directors include: Dr. Bill Ohlmann, Dr. Kristin Bohling, Sharon Bohmont, Dr. Lindsay Waechter-Mead, and Dr. Missy Girard-Lemons.  Business highlights included:

  • A successful year Financially. Net worth grew by new donations and a healthy return on investments
  • Over $ 49,000 in scholarships awarded in 2023
  • Landholm Acupuncture Scholarships awarded to Shaylee Heathers and Hannah Wolfe-Johns
  • 2024 Pre-vet Scholarship applications are being accepted, deadline is March 15
  • 2024 Vet Tech Scholarships application deadline August 1

Details are available under the Foundation tab of the NVMA (

President Langley gave a Foundation Status Report to the NVMA membership at the noon luncheon on Friday and announced that Dr. Jim Sears has donated the bronze owned by his recently deceased brother, Dr. Gary Sears, to the Foundation. It will be sold at auction next year.  Significant donations have been received to fund a Memorial Scholarship in Gary’s name and the proceeds from the bronze will be added to that fund.  Details about the auction will be determined by the NCSF board of directors.

Dr. Roy Gehrt, representing the Team Ropers of the NVMA, donated their residual funds of almost $5,000 to the Foundation to further the goals of Veterinary Scholarships.

A FUN fundraiser, the “Hero Caper” was conducted at the NVMA banquet resulting in over $ 900 contributed to the foundation. Thanks to all who participated.

A special thanks was given to those individuals who support the foundation’s goals by contributing $50 or more annually.  If you are not currently a sustaining member but would like to be, simply mail your check of $ 50 to NCSF, Inc., PO Box 296, Alliance, NE 69301