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Liberia and USA University Presidents Will Meet at Morehouse School of Medicine

September 6, 2017
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Cynthia Blandford
cblandford@ucliberia.com
404-590-1655

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ATLANTA (Aug. 29, 2017) – On Saturday Sept. 30, 2017, presidents from universities in Liberia will unite with presidents from universities in the U.S. to focus on global health and education. The University Consortium for Liberia(UCL) will host its Third Annual United for Liberia Fundraising Gala with Dr. Ophelia Weeks, University of Liberia (UL) president; Dr. Joseph Isaac, African Methodist Episcopal University president who also serves as president of The Association of Liberian Universities; Dr. Emmet Dennis, president emeritus, University of Liberia; Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Savannah State University president and other institutional partners at Morehouse School of Medicine.

“The UCL provides a wonderful opportunity for Liberian students to come to America to further their studies and for U.S. students and faculty to visit Liberiaon Study Abroad, Service Learning and Faculty Exchanges. The UCL and UL are great partners helping to bring brighter futures through education and understanding.  The gala will help raise funds in support of these efforts,” Weeks said.

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Meet Our 2017 UCL Scholars: Varbah H. Sorsor

August 25, 2017
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Name: Varbah H. Sorsor

School: Clark Atlanta University

Major/Concentration: Chemistry

Degree Level: PhD Candidate

1. Why did you choose your major/concentration?

I began to like chemistry from high school. My high school teacher was so experienced and included real-life illustrations in his teaching. He worked with Firestone Rubber Company as a chemist. So, he taught the subject with such great enthusiasm. I always liked his class and made good grades at the time.

I remember him lecturing on the contribution of Marie Curie to science – radioactivity. He said this was a female with such high work. I got more interested because, I said to myself, I can do chemistry as well. I wanted to learn more and gain a better understanding of the various fields. My emphasis in polymer chemistry deepened when I started graduate studies at CAU. My advisor, Dr. Mintz is such a knowledgeable person, with his mentorship I am excited for this field.

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Meet Our 2017 UCL Scholars: Sedia Beysolow

August 17, 2017
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Name: Sedia Beysolow

School: University of Georgia

Major/Concentration: Biology

Degree Level: First Year Undergraduate

1. Why did you choose your major/concentration?

At the age of 12, I became fascinated with skin care and skin care products. Therefore, I am studying biology in order to learn more about the skin and to prepare me for a career as a dermatologist.

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