Paws for Applause: Celebrating 10 years of B.A.R.K.

On Sept. 24, we hosted Paws for Applause, a celebration event for our 10-year anniversary. We reflected on the program’s impact over the last decade and had the opportunity to provide a heartfelt thank you to all those who have supported the program over the years. B.A.R.K. wouldn’t be the program that it is without the dedication, passion and support of our past and present student volunteers, handlers, visitors and of course, our dogs!

A special congratulations and thank you to our award recipients:

Student Leadership Award

Madisyn Szypula, Student Volunteer

Student Dedication Award

Andrew Saowapon, Student Volunteer

Decade of Dedication Award (Volunteer Handlers)

Emma Kneller
Geri Eakins
Terina Mailer
Colleen Charlton
Gabrielle Knodel

Commitment to Research Award

Maureen Watt, Volunteer Handler

Leaving a Legacy Award

Charlie Drummond, B.A.R.K. Alumnus

Founding Canine Award 

Frances, accepted by Dr. John-Tyler Binfet on her behalf