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2015-2020 UCL IMPACT AND OVERVIEW REPORT

February 5, 2021
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    2015 – 2020 UCL IMPACT AND OVERVIEW REPORT

Dear UCL Institutional Partners, Stakeholders, Sponsors, Alumni, and Friends: February 2021

On behalf of the UCL Board of Directors, I am pleased to present to you a 5-year High-Level Impact and Overview Report on the University Consortium for Liberia’s (UCL) Institutional Partners and “Where are They Now” UCL Alumni Student Success Stories.

We are proud to announce that we have 18 Institutional Partners who have provided leadership and support to Liberia over the past 6 or more years and for this, we are truly thankful.  As we look to the future together, we want to thank our partners, stakeholders, sponsors, alumni, and friends for their generous donations and sponsorships to help UCL scholars to further their educational dreams and goals. We are also pleased to announce that Dr. George T. French, President of Clark Atlanta University, will be joining our leadership team as the Honorary Chair, and Dr. Michael Best, Georgia Tech Professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing will serve as an advisor to the UCL on IT solutions, interactive computing, and e-learning.

As we embark on our fundraising goals for 2021-2022, during this difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic, we hope that you will join us for some unique fundraising activities including our $.50 Cent Campaign, Virtual Auctions, and Special On-Line Events/Webinars to help raise funds to help support our UCL Scholarship Program.

We look forward to seeing you soon and please feel free to reach out to us at 404-565-1154 or by e-mail at cblandford@UCLiberia.com. You can also visit our website at www.UCLiberia.com for the latest information.

Wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year!

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Cynthia L. Blandford

President and Board Chair

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Connect Liberia: Winning In Education During COVID-19 [WEBINAR]

December 16, 2020
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In collaboration with the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) and the Liberian Consulate in Georgia, that we are hosting the second CONNECT LIBERIA Africa Webinar Series “Winning in Education During COVID-19”, Liberia’s e-Learning Transformation and Liberian Student Success Stories Panel Discussions, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 AM (EST) & 4:00 PM (Monrovia).  

The Host for the event is Honorable Cynthia L. Blandford, President and Board Chair, University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) and Honorary Consul Republic of Liberia, Georgia. Moderators include Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, President Emeritus, Savannah State University and UCL Board Member along with Dr. Saki  T. Golafale, Assistant Professor Chemistry, Kennesaw State University and UCL Board Member and Scholar.   

The goal of this CONNECT LIBERIA Africa Webinar is to identify new and innovative ways to collaborate and identify how the UCL and the broader community can help buttress Liberia’s efforts for enhanced and improved teaching and learning in the current and post-COVID-19 environment through e-Learning and other technology transfer strategies. 

The High-Panel e-Learning guests include:

  • Reverend Dr. Julius S. Nelson, Jr., President, University of Liberia
  • Dr. George T. French, Jr., President, Clark Atlanta University
  • Dr. Susan Ogletree, Director, Center for Evaluation and Research Services, Georgia State University
  • Dr. Michael L. Best, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Layli Maparyan, Executive Director, Wellesley Center for Women
In addition, H.E. Professor Ansu D.  Sonii, Sr., Minister of Education, Republic of Liberia has been invited to deliver the Keynote Address on e-Learning in Liberia. H.E. George S.W. Patten, Sr., Liberia’s Ambassador to USA, Embassy Republic of Liberia, Washington, D.C., will bring Special Remarks. UCL Scholars from the various educational institutions will also join us for a UCL Student Success Panel to discuss their success stories, their journey and to find out “Where Are They Now!”
Please join us for this informative session!
DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM (EST) & 4:00 PM (Monrovia)
COST: Free with registration
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University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) Webinar

December 5, 2020
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December 4, 2020, the UCL, in collaboration with the Liberian Consulate in GA will host an Educational Webinar will be launched in collaboration with the University of Liberia’s President Dr. Julius Nelson and other distinguished personalities to discuss e-Learning at the University of Liberia and celebrate “Where are they Now” UCL alumni success stories. Over 2,500 attended via live-stream and another 54,000 joined-in to view on a post-boost world-wide. Connect to Liberia Africa Webinar Series

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Georgia State University and the University of Liberia sign MOU in Early Childhood Education

December 1, 2020
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GSUThe University Consortium of Liberia facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Georgia State University’s College of Education and the University of Liberia to strengthen Early Childhood Education in Liberia. E-learning and curriculum development along with faculty exchanges will be priority projects and initiatives. This follows the GSU site visit to UL in 2019 that the UCL President facilitated to include meetings with the UL College of Education and USAID in Monrovia.

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Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the University of Liberia (UL) Celebrate Two PhD Chemistry Graduates

May 31, 2020
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The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) in collaboration with CAU celebrated the graduation of two (2) Liberian students who received PhDs in Chemistry from CAU in May 2020, Dr. Saki Golafale and Dr. Varbah Sorsor. Also, working with the Dean of the College of Business to launch a Young African Leaders Mandela Fellows (YALI) curriculum at UL where I hosted the CAU Dean and YALI Director in Liberia in 2018. Meetings were held with President Weeks, the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia including Ambassador Christine Elder and USAID staff, and others.

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