Tuskegee University Veterinary Medical Program welcomes its first year veterinary students in the Class of 2020
By Anissa L. Riley
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August
19, 2016) - The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine
(TUCVM), under the leadership of Dr. Ruby Perry, dean, welcomed the new
first year class of veterinary medical students (Class of 2020) with an
orientation program on August 16-17 at the college’s Patterson Hall
auditorium and atrium. The first day of class was August 18 for all
students at Tuskegee University.
Highlights of the
various sessions to help orientate the new class of future veterinarians
included: The Office of Veterinary Admissions; Office of Academic and
Student Affairs; Office of Student Success; Office of Research and
Advanced Studies; Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences,
and Pathobiology; T.S. Williams Veterinary Medical Library; Educational
Programs and Instructional Technology; and Campus Public Safety.
Students also enjoyed a presentation on the history of the college as
well as a TUCVM Clubs and Organization Fair.
The 57 member TUCVM
Class of 2020 consists of 43 females and 14 males from the states of
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Florida, Ohio,
Delaware, Connecticut, Tennessee, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Colorado,
Texas, California, Illinois, Indiana, and the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico. The Class of 2020 also showcases the diversity of the veterinary
school with the following ethnicities represented: Asian/Pacific
Islander, African American, Caucasian, and Puerto Rican.
Also, four students from
the Class of 2020 are already Tuskegee University alumni and graduated
from TU as undergraduates in 2016. They are: Aijah Bradford, Alexandria
Bufford, Desiray Garcia, and Crystal Serrano.
The Class of 2020 also
has six students who received early admittance in to the veterinary
medical program by majoring in animal poultry veterinary sciences as
undergraduates along with meeting several strict criteria to be eligible
for early assurance of admission (EAA) prior to the application
deadline of the current year. These students are: Airene Carver,
Elizabeth Graham, Channing Hatchett, Kenneth Hiscocks, Imani Smith, and
“We are truly pleased
with the selection of students for our new first year class of
veterinary medical students. The Class of 2020 is showcasing the
continued tradition of the veterinary program here at Tuskegee which is
to show true diversity,” said Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of the Tuskegee
University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Class of 2020 was
selected into the TUCVM program using the Veterinary Medical College
Application Service (VMCAS) which is managed by the Association of
American Veterinary Medical Colleges. To learn more about admittance
into the veterinary program at Tuskegee, visit: http://www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu/CVM_TU/admissions.htm.