Tuskegee Univ. School of Veterinary Medicine Gets $7 million Grant

Dean Ruby Perry (left) is the principal investigator for the COE grant and Cheryl Davis (right) is the COE coordinator for the college.

Dean Ruby Perry (left) is the principal investigator for the COE grant and Cheryl Davis (right) is the COE coordinator for the college.

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) –

The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a $7.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The grant will help the veterinary program expand its ability to recruit and train African Americans and other under-represented minority veterinary medical students and faculty.

In addition to recruiting and training, the grant will help the School’s educational infrastructure by enhancing e-learning environments,adding more counselors and peer and faculty tutors. It will also strengthen the School’s mentoring program

The grant will be awarded in $2.3 million installments over the next three years, says Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of the college.