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Dean's Award: Katherine Sussman

Awarded to the outstanding senior in each department.

Katherine Sussman
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

Why did you choose the University of Idaho?
I chose the University of Idaho because I wanted to gain hands-on pre-veterinary experience through my courses in the Animal and Veterinary Science department.


Microscopic Anatomy with Dr. Balemba

Dr. Gordon Murdoch

Microscopic Anatomy

Research Project?
I spent about a year and a half working in Dr. Eva Top’s lab on a project studying the correlation between antibiotic resistance and the spread of manure as fertilizer.


What is your favorite study tip?
Take breaks! I like to go to the library for 3 hours at a time. Every hour I take about ten minutes to get up and walk to the bathroom, then I check my phone there (away from my study desk), chill out for a couple minutes, and come back ready to work for another hour.

What is your go-to study snack?
Yogurt pretzels from Winco’s bulk section. I love the raspberry-flavored ones.

Tell us

What are your plans for after graduation?
I’ll be starting veterinary school at Washington State University in the fall of 2017.

Katherine Sussman
Katherine Sussman in front of her research poster


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science