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University Consortium for Liberia scholarship deadline extended to July 31st

March 22, 2018
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University Consortium for Liberia scholarship deadline extended to July 31st

The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) was established in 2015 by the UCL Board of Directors.  The scholarship program is open to Liberian students and/or students of Liberian descent pursuing a post-secondary education at a U.S. College or University.  Priority will be given to students applying to a UCL college/university  considered Institutional Partners.

The UCL Scholarship for Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Faculty and Student Exchange programs will be announced at a later date, pursuant to funding availability.

 

 *Download Application and Submit Completed Form to UCLSCHOLARSHIP@GMAIL.COM

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Applicants must meet the criteria below:

Higher Education

  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into an academic program of study pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. program
  • Student must be Liberian or of Liberian decent
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit an Academic Transcript
  • Field of Study: Any Field of Study
  • Complete the UCL Scholarship Application
  • Provide 2 letters of Recommendation from any of the following: College Professor, Community Member/Faith Leader, or Current/Former Employer or Government Leader.  (The writer of your letter(s) of recommendation should address Leadership Abilities and Potential) Letters of Recommendation should be e-mailed to the scholarship address with their name, contact info, and academic institution. The subject line should be ‘Student Name’ Reference Letter.
  • Scholarship recipients who received a scholarship in the previous year, can apply annually.
  • Copy of Passport must accompany application for international students and a copy of the F1 visa must accompany the application.

 

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The Liberian Consulate in Georgia partners with Brussels Airlines to boost Travel, Tourism and Investment in Liberia

January 16, 2018
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For Immediate Release

Contact Cynthia Blandford

cblandford@liberianconsulatega.com

404-565-1154

ATLANTA (January 10, 2018) The Liberian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to congratulate President-Elect Mr. George Weah and Vice President-Elect Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor on a successful election in Liberia and is happy for the peaceful transfer of power to the new government. Congratulations!

The Consul General is also pleased to announce a partnership with Brussels Airlines to promote a quality travel experience to guests traveling to Liberia in 2018 to help boost travel, tourism and investment in the country. Brussels Airlines moto is, “We go the extra smile” because they work tirelessly to make traveling a pleasure for its guests. With Brussels Airlines award winning Business Class offerings, Economy Privilege cabin and Economy cabin, Brussels Airlines is ready to serve you. Liberia is Open for Business, and for those traveling for the presidential Inaugural events in Monrovia, Brussels Airlines is the airline of choice!

Over the past few months, Consul General Blandford and the Consul General in N.Y., Mr. Rudolph Sherman, held strategic meetings with Brussels Airlines leadership to discuss how to promote the partnership by offering travel discounts to guests traveling to Liberia including 20% discounted airline tickets on Brussels Airlines operated flights from New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (Dulles, seasonal) to Liberia and the opportunity for Economy Privilege upgrades, based upon availability, and other perks.

We are excited to work with Andrea Bonaiuto, Marketing and Online Sales Manager North America and Christophe Allard, Director North America, Sales and Commercial Strategy, to launch our partnership to provide greater access to Liberia. We are promoting these travel perks to our business partners, education stakeholders, Liberians in North America and friends of Liberia to encourage more travel, trade and investment in the country.

“Brussels Airlines and its predecessor, Sabena, have a long history in the wonderful country of Liberia. In 2002, Brussels Airlines was the first airline to resume service to Monrovia at the end of the civil conflict while conditions were still less than secure, a sign of Brussels Airlines confidence in the country and economy,” states Bonaiuto. Brussels Airlines also continued flying to Liberia throughout the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, ensuring vital air bridge and transportation of medical relief.

The Liberian Consulate in Georgia will work with the Brussels Airline leadership by leveraging Strategies and Engagement Approaches, providing Marketing and Media Support, and identifying Key Targeted Audiences for maximum impact and results. This will include Trade and Investment Missions, Study Abroad, Faculty and Student Exchange programs and the like. Key markets will include the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, The Liberian Business Association, under the leadership of Mr. Jackson George, The Union of Liberians in the Americas (ULAA), the University Consortium for Liberia, Consulates in New York and Atlanta databases and other key networks including the business, faith, education, medical and investment community.

Brussels Airlines and the Consul Blandford have since collaborated to publish editorials promoting Liberia. One article, entitled 8 Reasons Liberia Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List , notes that Liberia has reclaimed its position as one of the most promising tourist destinations in Africa after facing years of civil war that tore through its rich history. The West African country has moved on, and definitely merits a top spot in your list of travel destinations to explore.

The Honorary Consul General of Liberia in Georgia, U.S.A, Cynthia L. Blandford puts in a good word for the country she represents as she invites the world to the place she calls home. There are great hotels, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Historical and Cultural Sites, Eco-tourism Parks, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, including surfing, bustling markets and great restaurants. For investment and trade, Liberia  is also rich in natural resources including rubber, iron ore, cocoa, fish, oil palm, diamonds, gold and much more. The article can be found at www.liberianconsulatega.com.

If you are travelling to Liberia or any other African destination, let Brussels Airlines take you there. Click here to learn more and contact the Liberian Consulate for special benefits.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.600 employees and 50 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to 100 premium European destinations, 26 African destinations, 3 North American destinations, Tel Aviv and Mumbai.

On long haul flights, operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300, the airline offers a Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, an Economy Class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment on touchscreens, and an Economy Privilege option with generous leg space and more seat recline.

On its European routes Brussels Airlines offers the choice between Bizz&Class, Flex&Fast, Light&Relax and Check&Go.

In addition to its destinations in Africa, North America and India, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long- haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG More information on brusselsairlines.com.

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Dr. Tolbert Nyenswah Discusses the National Public Health Institute of Liberia

September 20, 2017
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1. What relationship does your organization have with Liberia or the UCL?

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has a mission to prevent and control public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes while serving as a source of knowledge and expertise. As the center of excellence for better health outcomes for Liberians through a strong health system, the Institute aims to strengthen existing infection prevention and control efforts, laboratories, surveillance, infectious disease control, public health capacity building, response to outbreaks, and monitor diseases with epidemic potential. NPHIL relation with the University of Liberia and other institutions of highest learning in Liberia is paramount. NPHIL is partnering with the University of Liberia addressing national public health needs through the development of a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree programs.

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Meet Our 2017 UCL Scholars: Randolph Glee

September 19, 2017
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Name: Randolph Glee (Ph.D. Candidate)

School: Clark Atlanta University

Major/ Concentration: Social Work policy/Administration

Degree level: Ph.D.

1.Why do you choose your major / concentration?

I chose Social Work because my country (Liberia) has suffered many years of civil conflicts. As a result of these conflicts, the academic, social and political fibers have been broken. To gain our post war status or get on path with other nations we need professional social workers, who will get into the communities to work with community dwellers on community projects. Moreover, Liberia needs professional social workers who will conduct evidence based research and present findings to parliament for better policy to help the vulnerable populations (elderly, Children, women, orphans, homeless, and disable).

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Emmy Award Winning FOX 5 Reporter Aungelique Proctor will Host the 2017 United for Liberia Gala

September 12, 2017
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Cynthia Blandford
cblandford@ucliberia.com
404-590-1655

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ATLANTA (Sept. 8, 2017) – Award winning reporter Aungelique Proctor from FOX 5 News will host this year’s United for Liberia Global Health Fundraising Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at Morehouse School of Medicine.

“I look forward to serving as Mistress of Ceremonies for this year’s United for Liberia Gala as we continue to address the needs of this West African country which has a wealth of potential,” Proctor said.

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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: 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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YOU ARE OFFICIALLY INVITED TO THE 2017 UNITED FOR LIBERIA: GLOBAL HEALTH FUNDRAISING GALA!

August 7, 2017
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For Immediate Release

Contact Cynthia Blandford
cblandford@ucliberia.com
404-590-1655

Morehouse School of Medicine To Co-Host the 2017 United for Liberia Scholarship Dinner

ATLANTA (August 7, 2017) – The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) will host its Third Annual United for Liberia black-tie fundraising scholarship gala, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Morehouse School of Medicine. This year’s focus is “Global Health in Liberia.”

“Last year’s event was a great success with over 150 business partners, university presidents, faculty, students, donors and other stakeholders in attendance,” UCL President and Board Chair Cynthia Blandford said. “This year we hope to raise more funds and friends for the UCL scholarship dinner.”

Blandford and the UCL Board of Directors have selected five Liberian students to receive the 2017 UCL academic scholarship. Each student will receive $1,000 towards their education. Clark Atlanta University PhD candidates Varbah Sorsor (Chemistry) and Randolph Glee (Social Work); John Marshall Law School student Joshua Kulah; University of Georgia undergraduate Sedia Beysolow; and Savannah State University Master’s in Public Administration candidate Dickson Goffa will receive their scholarship awards that evening.

Dr. Ophelia Weeks, newly appointed President of the University of Liberia said, “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 Liberia on Study Abroad and Faculty Exchanges. The UCL and UL are great partners helping to bring brighter futures through education and understanding.”

In addition to scholarships, the UCL will present their 2017 Distinguished and Community Service awards. Distinguished Service Awards will be given to three partners including Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Director, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for their CDC Liberia Initiative; Emory University President Claire Sterk for the new Institute for Public Health Liberia; and Dr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Director General of the Institute for Public Health in Liberia. Mr. William Allen, Founder of The Allen Entrepreneurial Institute, will receive the 2017 Community Service Award for outstanding leadership in support of the Experiential Learning Summer program for Liberian students last year.

This year’s sponsors include the Morehouse School of Medicine, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Liberian Consulate in Georgia with opportunities for additional sponsorship still open. As always, a VIP reception will precede the dinner, a special speaker will host the evening, silent auctions will take place and several VIP guests will attend. Special guests include Dr. Ophelia Weeks, newly appointed President of the University of Liberia (UL); President Emeritus of UL Dr. Emmet Dennis; Dr. Cheryl Dozier, President, Savannah State University; Dr. Joseph Isaac, AME University President and others. All 21 UCL Institutional Partners will also be invited to attend. The UCL and its board members invite the community to join them for an entertaining evening of culture and elegance.

“We’ve decided to make this year’s theme about global health in Liberia. Liberia was once known as the West African hub for medicine and research. While we focus on education, it’s time to revisit Liberia’s medical sector, and to help strengthen medical tourism in West Africa,” Blandford said.

Purchase tickets at ucliberia.com/events/ or on Eventbrite . Contact the UCL office at 404-590-1655 or cblandford@ucliberia.com for more information or sponsorship opportunities. For more information on the UCL, please visit our website at www.UCLiberia.com.

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2017 United for Liberia Gala Invite

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Save the Date: 2017 United for Liberia Gala

July 14, 2017
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It’s that time again. Our third annual United for Liberia Gala is fast approaching. This year, we are focusing on Global Health. UCL will honor Distinguished and Community Service awardees and award the 2017 UCL Scholars. We will also highlight Liberia’s health sector and continue to raise funds for education. Join us for a night of elegance and culture. Please, Save the Date.

Check out pictures from last year’s gala. Click here.

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