Moran honored by Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center
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Betty Moran was honored with the creation of a new award in her name, The Elizabeth R. Moran Award for Exceptional Service to Penn Vet New Bolton Center at Penn Vet’s prestigious Dean’s Alumni Council Awards and Founders’ Dinner, held during the Penn Annual Conference in Philadelphia on March 5.
Moran is also the first recipient of the award, which was created in recognition of her enduring support of New Bolton Center, as a client of more than 36 years and a donor to numerous capital and programmatic projects that helped make Penn Vet’s large-animal campus in Kennett Square one of the most renowned equine clinics in North America.
In presenting the award, Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “Words are inadequate to thank you for all you have done and continue to do. Your support transformed the School’s campus. With humility and gratitude, Penn Vet and New Bolton Center recognize you with this newly created award in your name. The award will be reserved for only those individuals whose support approaches the magnitude and consistency of yours. We thank you for your incredible kindness and generosity over the years, and hope that in some small way this award will remind you of how much you mean to Penn Vet and New Bolton Center.”
Moran, in receiving the award, commented, “New Bolton Center has always held a special place in my heart. To have this world-renowned hospital in our own backyard since 1964 has been a great comfort. I always joked about hopefully not having cause to use the facility, but I take great comfort in knowing that it is so close when something goes wrong with my horses! When the Critical Care Center, named in honor of my son, Jim, was dedicated, I was proud to be there with my family to open this important addition to the New Bolton Center campus. I have great respect for Dr. Dean Richardson and all the other luminaries and dedicated people who have made New Bolton Center the superb clinic and research facility that it is. Thank you for this very special recognition. It is greatly appreciated.”
The James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center was opened in 2010, one of the country’s most sophisticated, bio-secure facilities for horses and large animals suffering from colic and highly infectious illnesses. Mrs. Moran’s donation was the gift that closed the gap between Pennsylvania state support and other private donations, and ensured that the facility would be completed. She continues to provide vital support to New Bolton Center’s large-animal hospital and its aspiring veterinarians.
The Elizabeth R. Moran Award for Exceptional Service to Penn Vet New Bolton Center will be reserved for those individuals giving extraordinary support to the School and will be made only when deserving recipients are identified.