Message of Appreciation to Alumni from Dean Ruby L. Perry
At the 51st Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, the Tuskegee Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (TVMAA) demonstrated the kind of support that has sustained the legacy of our beloved alma mater over the many years since its envision in 1945. In 1935, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson became the third president of Tuskegee Institute and began fulfilling his vision to establish the School of Veterinary Medicine. With over 2,600 alumni, we shall sustain our Legacy. Over the past year, we have been able to remove all accreditation deficiencies with the exception of one which is the Curriculum (Standard 9). We are in the process of revising the Curriculum which is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
At the TVMAA business meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2016, the alumni pledged to develop a $250K renovation fund specifically to assist with the Phase II renovations of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) required to meet accreditation standards. Phase III is the purchase of major equipment for diagnostic areas in the VMTH. An equipment list from the various sections of the VMTH has been generated. Phase I of the renovations focused primarily on infrastructure ($695K) and have been completed. Tuskegee University has been intrinsically supportive at all levels throughout the accreditation process.
I extend my heartfelt appreciation to each of you for your contributions to the Alumni Renovation Fund. As the dean and an alum (Class of 1977), I also pledge to continue my financial support to my beloved veterinary school and will join you in making my contribution to the Alumni Renovation Fund. With the support of each of you for this project and future projects designed to improve the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and learning facilities, a major difference can be achieved. Please see below for more information about this project. If you need to contact me, I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact my office at 334-727-8764.