UGA College Of Veterinary Medicine To Host Student Diversity Symposium

Student diversity symposium to be hosted by UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine plans its second Southeastern Veterinary Student Diversity Matters Symposium, Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The symposium aims to promote greater diversity in veterinary medicine and related fields.

The theme for 2010 is “Diversity and Veterinary Medical Education: Building on Our Individual and Collective Strengths.” Speakers include Cheryl Dozier, University of Georgia associate provost for institutional diversity; Warwick Arden, interim provost and executive vice chancellor of North Carolina State University; and Lisa Greenhill, associate executive director for institutional research and diversity, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Dr. Paige Carmichael, the college’s associate dean for academic affairs, said that while veterinary medicine continues to be the most non-diverse medical profession, UGA is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse student body and faculty. “This symposium is just one example of that commitment,” Carmichael said.

A meet and greet social event kicks off the symposium Friday evening. Saturday sessions begin at 7:30 with breakfast, and Sunday sessions end at noon with tours of the UGA veterinary medicine college.

The event is part of a collaboration with the AAVMC’s “Diversity Matters” initiative. Click here to register online or call 706-542-8411.


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