Iowa State University

Andrea Bashara, Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-8657
Steve Jones, News Service, (515) 294-4778


AMES, Iowa -- A memorial fund for Krista Rankin has been established at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Rankin, a third-year veterinary medicine student, was shot to death Nov. 4.

The Krista Rankin Memorial Fund will provide cash for immediate needs for Rankin's daughter, Michelle Calkins. In addition, the Michelle Calkins Trust Fund has been established to provide support for Calkins' future educational needs.

The Krista L. Rankin Memorial Scholarship also has been established. Scholarship funds will go to an ISU third-year veterinary medicine student who is a parent and demonstrates leadership and service to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Contributions can be sent to: SCAVMA-Krista Rankin Fund, c/o Andrea Bashara, College of Veterinary Medicine, ISU, Ames, IA 50011. Please indicate the funds to which you are contributing.