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Mission Statement

Ross University School of Medicine’s Office of Alumni Relations seeks to foster lifelong relationships among alumni, students, faculty and friends through engagement opportunities and services that are both mutually beneficial and strategically aligned with the University’s mission and core values.


  • Establish a robust and engaged Alumni Association that displays a strong sense of pride and affinity for their alma mater.
  • Implement programs and events that appeal to alumni on a professional, as well as emotional level.
  • Enhance the learning experience by facilitating student and alumni interactions in valuable and meaningful ways.
  • Keep alumni connected through traditional communication means and social media outlets.
  • Strengthen the University’s reputation by promoting the professional achievements and accolades of our alumni.
  • Steward alumni for future giving opportunities including scholarships and Annual Fund.

Alumni Relations Team

Edward Yao

Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Ed joined RUSM in 2004 and currently oversees the development and implementation of alumni programs. With 12 years of experience in alumni relations, he has had great success in the development of alumni associations, leadership councils and volunteer cohorts for several higher education institutions, including most recently, the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs in New York. He has a true passion for engaging alumni and enjoys developing impactful relationships and programs that connect alumni with the student body.



Shneail Burnett

Sr. Alumni Relations Specialist

Shneail joined RUSM in 2012 and currently spearheads the University's mentoring program, as well as several other alumni engagement initiatives. Prior to her current role, Shneail held positions in admissions, clinical advising and professional development. She draws upon her decade of higher education experience, deep knowledge of the student lifecycle and years of student engagement to connect with Ross alumni in an authentic and meaningful way. Her leisure activities include spending quality time with her family, traveling, and reading a good mystery novel. 


Siham Hagos

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Siham joined RUSM in 2015. In her primary role, she organizes Ross programs and events such as graduation, receptions, information seminars, reunions, and continuing education programs. Previously, Siham was a Student Services Advisor, engaging students through various outreach campaigns as well as helping them navigate their medical education. Siham is active in many charitable organizations and currently volunteers and serves as Board Chair at EMC. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, dining, and learning about different cultures.



Patricia Rameau

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Patricia joined RUSM in August 2018 as the Alumni Relations Coordinator. In this role, she organizes Ross programs and events such as graduation, receptions, information seminars, reunions, and continuing education programs that keep RUSM alumni engaged, informed and invested in their alma mater. Prior to joining RUSM, Patricia spent two years as the Coordinator for the department of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund at Nova Southeastern University where she managed the day to day operations of the alumni relations office, developed and assisted with new strategies that would engage with over 188,000 alumni.

Patricia has an ever-growing passion of cultivating relationships and ensuring that her efforts are put toward the team to help reach the university’s mission. Patricia enjoys adventurous experiences while traveling, spending time with family and shopping with friends.

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