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COMMUNITY: RUSM Supports Construction Projects for Local Primary School

June 27, 2016

The recently constructed kitchen and dining room for Savanne Paille Primary School.

The recently constructed kitchen and dining room for Savanne Paille Primary School.

A new kitchen and dining room for Savanne Paille Primary School

A donation by Ross University School of Medicine and DeVry Medical International to the Savanne Paille Primary School in Dominica was instrumental in enabling the construction of a dining room and kitchen for the students. The project was co-sponsored by the Dominica Ministry of Education, and supported by the PTA and a host of volunteers. RUSM Campus Dean Stanley White, PhD, cut the ribbon on the new facility at a festive event on Monday, attended by dignitaries, well-wishers, RUSM colleagues, parents, teachers, and the 43 children in grades K-6. Dominica’s Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Hon. Petter St. Jean was in attendance, together with several members of his department. Also on the agenda was Hon. Reginald Austrie, parliamentary representative for the area.

“We strive to be good corporate citizens, and to give back to the community in which our university has been made to feel at home. We continue to support organizations devoted to education, sports, cultural programs and humanitarian efforts throughout the island,” said RUSM’s Dean and Chancellor Joseph Flaherty, MD.

“Ross University School of Medicine has had a special partnership with this island and its people,” Dr. White said. He thanked Executive Administrator Ryan Didier and Director of Finance Laurel Peterson for their involvement in making the project become a reality. Dr. White had the honor of cutting the ribbon on the new facility.

Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Hon. Petter St. Jean said that, “With this new environment we’ll see our students being strong and healthy and that will be reflected in their academic performance.”

RUSM has had a long and continuing history of community involvement and outreach in Dominica, supporting organizations devoted to education, sports, cultural programs and humanitarian efforts throughout the island.

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