BRYAN, Texas — A Blinn College Vet Tech alumnus is helping future generations in veterinary medicine.
A tragic accident took the life of Chase Stone in September 2021. Today, his parents are honoring his memory by creating a scholarship for future Blinn Vet Tech students.
Instructor and clinical coordinator for the Blinn Vet Tech program, Jessica Salazar Garza says she has worked closely with Chase.
“I taught Chase when he was a freshman. I had him in a few classes, including radiology and clinical pathology,” Garza said.
Blinn offers a two- and three-year blended veterinary medical education. Their cohorts are no larger than 11 students at a time, allowing them to develop a close relationship.
“They were always together studying, and it was great to see him interacting with everyone, and everyone having a great time. It’s such a joy to be with him, but overall, it’s he’s a great student,” Garza said.
Stone’s parents would like to share Chase’s passion for veterinary medicine with other aspiring students as they honor their son’s memory.
“I know they did this in memory of Chase alive. Animals and animal care were Chase’s passion and it really shined through when he started working closely with these animals and his parents knew, his classmates knew, and we knew. It was his passion, so seeing as they were able to create this scholarship in his name…it ensures that his memory lives on,” Garza said.
Garza says Chase was a shining light in the program. She can’t wait to see the lucky potential student who shares the same passion he has for animals.
New and returning students focusing on the Vet Tech program are eligible for the scholarship.