PVM Students Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program Completion

Friday, April 22, 2022

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Dean Reed joins the students as they smile holding up their certificates of completion
Dean Reed recognized a group of students during the Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine course on completing the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine including (left-right): Devon Anderson, Sarah Giglio, Carlee Roberts, Brooke Toriani, and Morgan Watkins.

Students in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine received special recognition from Dean Willie Reed on Tuesday, April 5, during the Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine course, for completing the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. They are part of a larger group of DVM and Veterinary Nursing students who signed-up for the program and either already have completed it or will complete by the end of this semester. The college is recognizing all of the students for putting in the hard work required to fulfill the certificate requirements, which include learning modules, four activity assignments, a volunteer community service assignment, and capstone paper.

Founded by Purdue Veterinary Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, the certificate program is offered online through the college’s Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Open to faculty, staff, students, and practicing veterinary professionals, the program seeks to provide resources that will lead to inclusive work and learning places that are welcoming and supportive for professionals, students, and clients, by improving communication, leadership, teaching and learning, and cultural competency skills. The program is free to anyone at PVM. Please email hcvm@purdue.edu for assistance with registering or for questions about the program. Click here to visit the Human-Centered Veterinary Medicine website for a program overview and additional information.

Five veterinary students were available on April 5 to personally receive their certificates from Dean Reed:

  • Devon Anderson, DVM Class of 2025
  • Sarah Giglio, DVM Class of 2025
  • Carlee Roberts, DVM Class of 2025
  • Brooke Toriani, Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023
  • Morgan Watkins, DVM Class of 2025

Five additional DVM and Veterinary Nursing students who have completed the program are:

  • Monica Colon-Hernandez, DVM Class of 2022
  • Madison Kelly, Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023
  • Kelsey Floyd, Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023
  • Hannah Rowe, Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023
  • Kelsey Stoughton, Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023

Congratulations also are in order for the remaining students in the Veterinary Nursing Class of 2023 who will complete the certificate program by the end of the spring semester.

Congratulations to all of these students on their accomplishment!


Writer(s): Adrianne Fisch | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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