St. Kitts and Nevis Female Leaders to be Honored at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Gala

March 1, 2019
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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has created an event to celebrate the contributions of female leaders on St. Kitts and Nevis for their individual accomplishments and their efforts to further increase gender parity. The RUSVM Purple Glam Gala and Awards Ceremony will be held on March 8, 2019, in honor of International Women’s Day. Honorees were nominated by their organizations and then selected by an event committee.

The event is led by RUSVM’s Empowerment Diversity Growth Excellence (EDGE) Chapter, which is a network of leaders and professionals who work to accelerate the advancement of women across the University and at Adtalem Global Education broadly. With 22 chapters at Adtalem institutions around the world, EDGE hosts events and activities that feature strong female leaders who empower and inspire attendees, sharing knowledge and creating aspirations.

Guest speaker Jihan Williams, an attorney for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, will share her unique perspective on this year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter. The evening will include dinner, awards, live entertainment and giveaways. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Project Viola, a charity that supports teen mothers and their children in the Federation.

“Gender equality is an issue that we continue to address on St. Kitts and across the globe, and where there are advancements, it is worth celebrating those advancements as a community. I’m pleased that our EDGE chapter is leading this important ceremony, where attendees will be inspired by the stories of women across the Federation who have challenged gender biases and risen above them,” said Dr. Sean Callanan MVB, MRCVS, CertVR, PhD, DipECVP, FRCPath and dean of RUSVM.

“Last year the University held a Motivational breakfast ceremony, and this year we wanted to recognize the work of female leaders who have gone above and beyond expectations in a bigger and better way,” said event coordinator Candita Chapman, laboratory manager at RUSVM and a member of RUSVM EDGE Chapter.

The gala will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $150EC at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Digital Print Plus on Princes Street, Basseterre or by calling 465-4161 Ext. 401-1349 or 401-1153.

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1982, Ross 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) through research and knowledge exchange. Ross has focused research programs with an emphasis on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine and ecosystem health. Ross 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. For more information please visit Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is currently under Probationary Accreditation with a major deficiency in one of 11 Standards, Outcomes Assessment. The Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association ( The Ross Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. ( For more information about Ross, visit

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; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions) American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit

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