Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Supports Local Primary Students

September 24, 2019
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University donates school supplies in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – September 24, 2019 – As a continuation of its community commitment in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) provided a donation of “back-to-school” supplies to youth at two primary schools and other community organizations. The university has hosted several school supply donation events this month, ensuring young students have the materials they need.

“As an educator, I firmly believe in the power of learning, beginning at a very young age,” said Sean Callanan, Ph.D., MVB, MRCVS, CertVR, DipECVP, FRCPath, dean of RUSVM. “Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to support local students as they begin the school year.”

More than 100 primary school students in the Bronte Welsh and Dr. William Connor primary schools received books, bags, pencils, pens and pencil cases. Alumni of the schools, who now work for RUSVM, gave inspirational talks to the students.

Additionally, the Mol-Phil Explorers Club was gifted school supplies for 40 at-risk youth in the Federation. The organization engages young people to encourage positive community involvement as part of the Federation’s crime reduction and prevention strategy.

“Over the last two years, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has given generously to the Mol-Phil Explorers,” said Inspector Rosemarie Isles Joseph, founder and coordinator of the Explorers Clubs. “This contribution is well-appreciated and will support our efforts to cater to the welfare of the children in the Mol-Phil Explorers Club.”

A third donation of school supplies was granted to The Single Mothers’ Network. This organization, founded by an RUSVM employee, supports more than 30 single mothers in the Federation. RUSVM’s donation helps alleviate the financial strain they may encounter this school term.

“RUSVM’s focus on education and community building will help give moms the supplies they need for the upcoming year,” said Danella Hodge, president of The Single Mothers’ Network. “We are thankful for this gesture, and happy to begin this meaningful partnership.”

RUSVM is supported by its parent company, Adtalem Global Education, in operating with a sense of purpose, focused on academic quality and making a tangible impact to the global community. The organizations demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the Caribbean with the contribution of financial support and other resources in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as in other locations.

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982, RUSVM is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative). RUSVM offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information visit and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool), Instagram (@rossvetschool) and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).

About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.

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