NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Fall Program on Race and Representation

As part of our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion as core values, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to present a series of events focused on race and representation in higher education.

Please join us to watch each of these events live on the NCStateVetMed YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCStateVetMed

Seminar series entitled: “Land Grant Universities, HBCUs and Veterinary Medicine: How Historical Policy Impacted Today’s Profession”

A series of three presentations presented by eminent authorities on Oct. 8, 15 and 22 from noon – 1 p.m. will address “The Impact of Historical Policy on the Development of Land Grant Universities, HBCUs and the Veterinary Profession.”

Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness Symposium

A special daylong event on Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a series of distinguished speakers, including special guest Dr. Ruby L. Perry, Dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, speaking at 2 p.m. with a presentation entitled:
“Tuskegee University’s Contributions to the Veterinary Profession”

The 2020 NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumni Lecture

A special presentation on Nov. 5, from noon – 1 p.m. We are delighted to recognize Dr. Phil Nelson, Dean of Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, as the 2020 NC State CVM Distinguished Alumni award recipient. He will complete our series of race and representation events with a presentation entitled:
“Personal Connection to HBCUs and Other Life Experiences”

Each of these events will be followed by moderated discussions and will be streamed live for NC State students, faculty and staff over Zoom and over YouTube for anyone else who would like to participate. Please see below for a full list of events and to learn more about the speakers.

Speakers series events

Dr. Tracy Hanner

Dr. Tracy Hanner

 

Thursday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1 p.m.
“What is an HBCU? The Struggle for Education, Civil Rights and Economic Independence: Accomplishments and the Disparity in Veterinary Medicine”
Dr. Tracy Hanner recently retired as Chairman of the Department of Animal Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University. Hanner is the first Black graduate of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and a founding member of the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians.
Watch the recording of this presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUycRd0uJh8 

Mr. Fields Jackson

Mr. Fields Jackson

Thursday, Oct. 15 from noon to 1 p.m.
“Historical Significance, Contributions to North Carolina and Society, and the Business Case for HBCUs”

Mr. Fields Jackson is the founder and chief executive officer of Racing Toward Diversity magazine that showcases the best diversity efforts and initiatives being made today. Its stories highlight messages from influential leaders and their organizations. Jackson also served as president of the College Diversity Network and executive director of the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable.
Watch the recording of this presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRQDIhnQly4 

Dr. John Thelin

Dr. John Thelin

Thursday, Oct. 22 from noon to 1 p.m.
“Land Grant Legacies: Prominence and Problems in American Higher Education from Past to Present”

Dr. John Thelin, is a Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy at the University of Kentucky. His teaching and research interests focus on the history of higher education and public policy. His latest book is the third addition of A History of American Higher Education. Its distinctive approach is to emphasize the history of colleges and universities — especially campus life — as part of American popular culture.
Please join us to watch each of these events live on the NCStateVetMed YouTube  channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NCStateVetMed

Dr. Ruby L. Perry

Dr. Ruby L. Perry

Friday, October 30 from 2 to 3 p.m
“Tuskegee University’s Contributions to the Veterinary Profession”

Dr. Ruby L. Perry is Dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine and the first female to serve in that role. Dr. Perry is a two-term president of the Tuskegee Veterinary Medical Alumni Association and the first African American female board-certified veterinary radiologist in the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Please join us to watch each of these events live on the NCStateVetMed YouTube  channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NCStateVetMed

Dr. Phil Nelson

Dr. Phil Nelson

Thursday, Nov.  5 from noon to 1 p.m.
“Personal Connection to HBCUs and Other Life Experiences”
Dr. Phil Nelson is Dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and the recipient of the 2020 NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumni award. He is a past member of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a consultant on diversity and member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Please join us to watch each of these events live on the NCStateVetMed YouTube  channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NCStateVetMed