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    Congressman praises AUA on the floor of the House of Representatives

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    CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MAY 26 2006

    COMMENDING AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ANTIGUA FOR ITS LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS

    HON. DONALD M. PAYNE OF NEW JERSEY
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    Thursday May 25, 2006

    Mr. PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, today I would like to bring to the attention of my colleagues a very innovative educational program which is helping to address the need for doctors and other trained medical professionals. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I am supportive of expanding educational opportunities for students interested in medical training.

    Last year I had the opportunity to Visit the American University of Antigua and to meet with students from my home State of New Jersey who are enrolled there. This school was founded only a few years ago and has already had an immense impact on the surrounding community, as well as the lives and careers of medical students around the world. Its founder, **** S. ***** should be commended for establishing a quality medical education program that accommodates the need for diversity in medical education.

    As part of a new and exciting partnership, the American University of Antigua is now cooperating with Tuskegee University, a Historically Black College, to explore developing a veterinary school at its campus in Antigua. Officials from Tuskegee University were happy to offer ideas and advice. This would be an important educational development for American University of Antigua and the community, due to the severe need of trained veterinarians in the Caribbean.

    The students at American University of Antigua while primarily American citizens, hail from all over the world. They are committed to a high standard of learning and achievement. The faculty of the AUA is comprised of distinguished scholars who have mostly worked in American and European medical schools: The school has also enhanced the surrounding community by providing doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. The American students attend the university and receive training at an academic standard equal to what they would receive in the U.S. and are then able to obtain medical license in the United States where they contribute to easing the physician shortage that the United States is experiencing. Medical and nursing schools are running at full capacity in the United States, and AUA helps the American medical system fill its need for trained professionals.

    The willingness of this university to work with other schools, such as Tuskegee, to improve its programs is commendable. The ability of this university to provide a world class education to a diverse group of students while adding much needed resources to the American and Caribbean community should be applauded. The ability to attract a qualified diverse student population is something that many United States schools can learn from. I hope that we will see more partnerships of this type in the future, and again, commend the School for its leadership and innovative ideas.


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    Should we say more???????????
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    I was actually there when the Congressional delegation visited Antigua. It was Jan 05, my first month at school. I hear you guys have some sort of restaurant on campus now with big screen tv and free movies on fridays - and toilet seat covers which we lobbied for, for like an year at least.
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    Just because I needed something to do while someone droned on about the uterine cycle, here is independent verification of the above remarks:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sree Cheruku
    I was actually there when the Congressional delegation visited Antigua. It was Jan 05, my first month at school. I hear you guys have some sort of restaurant on campus now with big screen tv and free movies on fridays - and toilet seat covers which we lobbied for, for like an year at least.
    Thanks for sharing with us

    We really appreciate and admire the great works that you and your team had done for the rest of us...we are so enjoying it all. Thanks for being the last standing heroes in the sun, because it's so good to have it in the shades

    As for the bathrooms, and the toilet seats, we feel sorry that your gluteal beans had to endure such calamity. Now you are gone, our arses are well set for the soft and tender cushions

    The new resto on west campus is the deal!
    Those folks treated us today with some of their chef-d'oeuvre while we were watching the soccer game in support of our Swedish friends. There were some loud mouthsbelieve me

    We are so sorry that you guys did all the works that propelled admin to provide us with such luxury, and you are not there to enjoy the whole. By the way, we will pour some cold water in your names


    Thanks again for all!
    We don't have to fight that much to get what you guys already faught for in our names. It's so good to be the new kings

    We will keep you in our prayers while you are preparing for the board...you guys deserve the best because you are the best that was and that will always be part of such a great Institution.

    AUA lives!!!!!!!
    With much appreciation
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    i really want caribbean medical programs in general to succeed and get positive attention.....however, im afraid to say that this was no different than what sen sessions did. the politicians cater to whoever just contributed to their pockets. i guess one of your tuition payments is in his wallet now.

    heck though....... you gotta fight fire with fire....... i hope more carib schools use this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott1981
    i really want caribbean medical programs in general to succeed and get positive attention.....however, im afraid to say that this was no different than what sen sessions did. the politicians cater to whoever just contributed to their pockets. i guess one of your tuition payments is in his wallet now.

    heck though....... you gotta fight fire with fire....... i hope more carib schools use this route.

    This is just part of the general trend in business. like you said, Scott, fight fire with fire. If you don't make a move toward the source, it will not come to you. With that attitude, even if my tuition payment is involved, AUA is surely getting stuff done around here and in the States. Just make sure the money is well spent and some results are obtained through legal resources.
    And I wish that many Caribbean schools were taking that path and many were spending some of the available funds in order to " GET IT DONE." I hope you are a fan of G the cable guy
    I need to think about something...maybe you know what...

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