Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles: Celebrations & Achievements – May 8, 2020
Our end of semester celebrations are well underway! It is a tremendous source of pride and a true testament to our #VikingStrong resilience that even in the face of challenges, we celebrate our achievements. Here are a few from this week.
After reviewing the annual report for our Veterinary Technology program, the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) has awarded the program full accreditation status ensuring the highest quality teaching and learning. This accreditation is instrumental to our graduates either transferring to four-year colleges or securing employment within the veterinary technology field. Congratulations to Provost Dr. Vanessa Morest, Dr. Ron Bloom, Dr. Megan Moore, and all who worked to secure this vital validation.
I had the pleasure of joining Student Involvement and the Student Government Association in celebrating the achievements of our student leaders at the 72nd Student Recognition Ceremony. What a remarkable group of dynamic students who worked throughout the year to achieve success in a number of areas. Congratulations to all of our students. Be on the lookout for the full list of honorees via email or the college website. Thanks to our Student Involvement office for providing so many opportunities for students to learn, grow, and discover new ways of thinking and participating within our college community.
Please remind students – especially those who are on target to complete their studies in August – that summer registration is underway. Please also share information on our programs and offerings with friends and neighbors seeking better or different career and life opportunities through education.
Thanks to all who responded to our Call to Action by contacting federal and state legislators in support of resources for the college. We must do all we can to secure and restore vital funding in support of institutional and student success.
Finally, as our semester comes to an end, please enjoy a video montage highlighting student activities, special events, and more. You’ll recognize many friends and colleagues – perhaps even yourself! https://youtu.be/ORjeVhZSbVc
Dr. Belinda S. Miles