Iowa State University Veterinarian

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The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well within the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Hans Koehnk, a third-year veterinary student, was recognized this past semester for his entrepreneurial ambitions with the first ever ISU John and Mary Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award. These were given to five students selected from the College of Engineering, the College of Business and the College of Veterinary Medicine. This recognition comes with a $2,000 scholarship. Hans says, "To me, the purpose of the John and Mary Pappajohn award is to encourage students to think in an entrepreneurial manner, even though they are still in school. An entrepreneur isn't just a business-minded person. An entrepreneur is someone who approaches problems in an innovative way and isn't afraid to step 'outside of the box'."