University Employees Gain Skills To Transform Economy

Ross University Employees Receive Degrees

Ross University Employees Receive Degrees

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
June 17, 2008 (SKNIS)

Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Sam Condor has saluted nine local employees at Ross University for taking a courageous step forward in their efforts to fulfill the demands of a transforming economy in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Cyndie Demming, Charles Wentworth, Julienne Rawlins, Floyd Revan, Alison Stewart, Collin Williams received their Masters from DeVry University ““ which the locally based Ross University is affiliated with ““ in various areas, including human resource management, information systems, business management and accounting. Cheryl Cumberbatch, Avonelle Fahie and Iona Halliday-Simmonds earned Bachelor Degrees in information technology, health services management and technical management. Also receiving a Bachelors in Technical Management was Cyndie Demming.

“These nine celebrants have every reason to be happy, proud and hopeful and so do all of us [gathered here],” said Minister Condor, while he gave feature remarks at a graduation ceremony for the local students held last weekend at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel. “You are model citizens.”

The students were beneficiaries of the DeVry Tuition Benefit Programme, which offers employees at any affiliated institutions to pursue an online education free of cost. That benefit also extends to spouses and dependents.

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PETA Continues To Protest Against St Kitts Vet School

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PETA Protests Ross University – St. Kitts June 6, 2008 Denver, Colorado People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) continues to protest outside of Ross University’s student recruitment seminars against the school over unnecessarily invasive and deadly veterinary training procedures on animals at the Ross University School of Veterinary …

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Another Travel Agency To Boycott St. Kitts

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Green Earth Travel to Steer Clients Away From Island Until the ‘Needless Suffering of Animals’ at St. Kitts Ross Veterinary School Ends

Cabin John, Maryland
May 07, 2008

PETA’s recently announced travel boycott of St. Kitts over the needless mutilation and killing of healthy sheep, donkeys, and goats at the island’s Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is under discussion at travel agencies around the globe. While some agencies are planning to quietly steer travelers to other destinations, Washington, D.C.-based Green Earth Travel has publicly announced that it will encourage its clients not to visit St. Kitts until the veterinary school ends its cruel and deadly surgical procedures on animals. PETA has been urging Ross to join other veterinary schools and use only modern, humane teaching methods. Green Earth’s decision comes on the heels of Las Vegas-based high-end travel agency Holiday Systems International’s refusal to book holidays to St. Kitts for its more than 300,000 clients.
In a letter to PETA, Green Earth President Donna Zeigfinger says that because of the harmful and outdated surgeries that are performed on animals at Ross””and the St. Kitts government’s defense of them–she will urge her clients to vacation elsewhere. “We will only resume encouraging people to book their travel to St. Kitts once Ross University ends the needless suffering of animals by using humane veterinary teaching alternatives recommended by PETA,” she writes. Green Earth has also posted an alert about the alleged animal abuse at Ross University in its newsletter.

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PETA Protests Against St. Kitts’ Ross University

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March 26, 2008

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are planning to protest outside the Edison, New Jersey, offices of Ross University President Thomas Shepherd on Wednesday over the reported surgical mutilation and killing of animals in laboratories at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts.

PETA has written to officials at Ross — which is owned by Chicago-based DeVry, Inc. — outlining students’ objections to performing multiple surgeries on the same animal and explaining that other veterinary schools have switched from using animals to modern, humane alternatives.

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