Students Recognized for Certificate Program Completion

Friday, November 19, 2021

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Dean Reed stands with the certificate recipients
Dean Willie Reed with recipients of the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine (left-right): Jasmine Stephen, Kristen Sequeira, Stephanie Verkuilen, Allison Megl, Tyra Jenkins, and Jessica Sexton.

Congratulations are in order for six Purdue DVM students who were recognized recently upon completion of the requirements for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Dean Willie Reed presented the certificates on November 9 during the Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine course and expressed his appreciation for the students’ hard work in completing the program. The certificate program is open to faculty, staff, students, and practicing veterinary professionals.

The recipients honored include:

  • Tyra Jenkins, of the DVM Class of 2024
  • Allison Megl, of the DVM Class of 2024
  • Kristen Sequeira, of the DVM Class of 2023
  • Jessica Sexton, of the DVM Class of 2024
  • Jasmine Stephen, of the DVM Class of 2024
  • Stephanie Verkuilen, of the DVM Class of 2024

The certificate program, which is presented through the Purdue University Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine, is designed for people with demanding schedules and combines distance learning, life experiences, and written reflections. Visit the Human-Centered Veterinary Medicine website for a program overview. The certificate is available to all PVM faculty, staff, and students free-of-charge. For questions about the requirements or help signing up, contact

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