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(VIDEO) Ross University announces their first Bahamas Dean's List
By The Bahamas Weekly
Apr 14, 2009 - 10:43:45 PM

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The Ross University Dean's List was announced for the first set of students studying in The Bahamas on March 30, 2009 with Dean, Dr. Mary Coleman (standing third left). Recipients of Dean's List are Richard Pigg, Leslie Powell, Daphne Scaramangas, Anas Saleh, Robert Westbrook, Jessica Black, Jeffrey Perumean and Daniel Speredelozzi. Back row from left: Knema Rezaei-Bazazizad, Moses Wananu, Anas Saleh, Daniel Speredelozzi, Robert Westbrook, Jessica Black Front row from left: Dr. Charles Seidel, Dr. Mary Coleman (Dean), Dana Price, Daphne Scaramangas, Jeff Perumean, Leslie Powell, Dr. Michael Robinson and Meg Osman, Director of Student Services. Photo: Robbin Whachell

Grand Bahama Island - On March 30, 2009 the first Dean's List for students of the Ross University Medical School, Bahamas campus were acknowledged in an award ceremony with the Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Coleman.

The Ross University Dean's lists is for students who receive all A's in their courses for two consecutive semesters and they remain on the Dean's list as long as they maintain a B average in subsequent semesters. The Dean’s List is posted every semester as soon as grades are available from the previous semester.

Semester 3 recipients are Leslie Powell, Daphne Scaramangas, Anas Saleh, Robert Westbrook, Dana Price, Richard Pigg, Moses Wananu, and Knema Rezaei-Bazizazad. Semester 4 recipients are Jeffrey Perumean, Jessica Black and Daniel Speredelozzi.

"The curriculum at Ross University School of Medicine is accelerated and quite rigorous. We are proud of students who make the Dean’s List; they deserve recognition for the academic efforts to accomplish this level of learning,“ said Dr. Mary Coleman, Dean of Ross University.

Dr. Charles Seidel, Chair, Foundation of Medicine told the students at the ceremony how very proud the University was of this group in particular as they not only achieved straight A’s but did so in the midst of transitioning and moving from Dominica to The Bahamas.



The students received their certificates from Dean Coleman, assisted by Dr. Michael Robinson,  Assistant Dean, Curricular & Faculty who also offered opening remarks. En couraging words were offered by Meg Osman, Director of Student Services.   A toast and remarks was given by Dr. Charles Seidel, Chair Foundations of Medicine. The students, along with a few family members and faculty celebrated with food, sparkling apple cider, and cake.

Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. The School of Medicine is located in Dominica, West Indies, and the Freeport, Grand Bahama campus recently opened in January 2009. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts. Ross University's administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ.  Ross University has more than 9,000 alumni with M.D. and D.V.M. degrees. http://www.rossu.edu/





Dean’s List Award Ceremony


March 30, 2009

Administration Building, Ross University


















Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Michael Robinson

Assistant Dean, Curricular & Faculty Affairs


Presentation of Awards

Dr. Mary Coleman

Dean, Ross University


Richard Pigg, Semester 3

Leslie Powell, Semester 3

Daphne Scaramangas, Semester 3

Anas Saleh, Semester 3

Robert   Westbrook, Semester 3

Dana Price, Semester 3

Moses Wananu, Semester 3

Knema Rezaei-Bazazizad, Semester 3

Jessica Black, Semester 4

Jeffrey Perumean, Semester 4

Daniel Speredelozzi, Semester 4


Toast and Address

Dr. Charles Seidel

Chair, Foundations of Medicine


Mrs. Meg Osman

Director of Student Services


Closing Remarks

Dr. Michael Robinson

Assistant Dean, Curricular & Faculty Affairs

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