Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Recipients Honored
As part of the Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards program and reception Monday, June 11, several Purdue Veterinary Medicine staff members were honored for completing the online Certificate Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Dean Willie Reed explained that the certificate program, developed in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, is offered through PVM’s Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. “Diversity and inclusion are key components of our College’s values and culture, and we are proud of these individuals for their dedication in promoting a collegial work and learning environment enhanced by diversity,” Dean Reed said.
To successfully finish the online certificate program, the honorees completed a series of online modules; gained life experiences through volunteer community service and activities, such as attending cultural events and lectures in the community or national or regional meetings focused on diversity and inclusion; and reflected on their experiences. They also submitted a capstone paper on how they will use the information gained in the program to strengthen diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine.
Congratulations to the following staff members on their successful completion of the certificate program:
Brenda Dittmar – small animal receptionist, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Jeannine Henry – instructional technologist, Department of Veterinary Administration
William “Matt” Jarvi – secretary, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Cindy Lavignette – client liaison representative, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Nicole Rosen – Clinical Pathology Lab supervisor, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
William Smith, II – director of global engagement, Department of Veterinary Administration
Donna Tudor – diagnostic imaging technologist supervisor, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Elizabeth Wilson – small animal receptionist, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Sarah Woods – health information technician, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
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