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Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 14, 2018 (SKNIS): Eleven students were the recipients of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) Scholarship Programme Award for their exceptional performance at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).


Awards were given in four categories including the RUSVM Excellence Awards, EDGE (Empowerment, Diversity, Growth and Excellence) Award, the RUSVM Dean’s Awards of Academic Excellence, the RUSVM Leadership Award and the Ross Staff Association Award. 


Receiving the RUSVM Excellence Awards were Aury Lynch under the sub category Ermine Cotton Award, Celicia Jordon –the Yvonne Cotton Award, Lufkin Foster –the Lynette Isaac Award, Toniecia Wyatt –the Walter James Award, Sabita Jalim –the Denise Fyfield Award and Alyssa Cotton –the Mova Simmonds Award.


Receiving the EDGE Award was Zubaidah Springer, the RUSVM Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence –Sarai Hutchinson and Jalen Monzac, the RUSVM Leadership Award –Chris Tyson, and the Ross Staff Association Award –Joerecia Payne.         


Addressing the recipients at the awards ceremony on May 12 at the university’s auditorium, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Vincent William Hodge, said that it was noteworthy that the students were being recognized for their excellence.


“I want to encourage you not to lose sight of that excellence,” said Mr. Hodge. “Too many of us have become satisfied with mediocrity and so today when our young people strive for excellence it is very much noticeable and recognized.”


Mr. Hodge, on behalf of the ministry, extended thanks to Ross University for being a very excellent and supportive partner with the ministry over its number of years in existence in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.


“This initiative is very timely and very much welcomed by the Ministry of Education and we know that the recipients would make their schools, communities, the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) and St. Kitts and Nevis justly proud,” he said.  


The permanent secretary said that the university has recently entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Education to upgrade computer labs by outfitting them with equipment.


The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) Scholarship Programme is intended to give opportunity to academically deserving students with a financial need who otherwise would have found it difficult to attend college. The scholarships are available for study at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) towards the completion of any of the offered programmes. There are up to ten awards available for the 2018 school term.


This 2018 cycle awarded 11 students across the following award categories. The RUSVM EDGE Award, the RUSVM Dean’s Award and the RUSVM Leadership Award, and the RUSVM Staff Association Award (RSA).

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