UL Alumni Donates to Alma Mater

first_imgDr. Weeks, UL VP for Accademic Affairs receives office materials and chairs from alumniThe Alumni Association of the University of Liberia (AAUL) has donated assorted office materials valued at US$11,118 to the administration of the university to help take care of some pressing office needs.The items donated included two digital Canon copiers, two external hard drives (terabytes), 200 chairs, and printing machines (for labeling the chairs and copiers).The president of the UL Alumni Association, James S. Davis II, made the donation recently at the Capitol Hill campus of the university.Mr. Davies also formally launched the project to erect the Alumni Center at the cost of over US$25K.  When completed, the center will contain offices, computer labs, conference and reading rooms and other facilities.He also launched the endowment of scholarships for students in need to the tune of US$5,000.He said the donation was part of the UL Alumni Fund (ULAFUND), a drive which was launched in April 2016 to raised US$2 million to tackle the financial difficulties the university was faced with.The ULAFUND will include short, medium and long term approaches, and all funds collected for that purpose will be directed toward faculty and infrastructural development (internet facility, library, laboratory, alumni center, computer labs, electronic processing equipment and scholarships).Furthermore, the ULAFUND drive is expected to be characterized by presentations underscoring the achievements and challenges of the UL as well as soliciting financial contributions in cash or kind from invited stakeholders and the general public.“The fund was collected only from alumni in Liberia,” Mr. Davis said.The vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ophelia I. Weeks, on behalf the UL administration, thanked the AAUL for the items donated. She promised to use them for the intended purposes as they were made at a time the university needed the items the most.The secretary general of the interim leadership of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), James Bernard, termed the AAUL’s donation as “a kind gesture.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgMONTEBELLO – The City Council Wednesday extended Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez’s contract for another five years. “He’s done a great job for the city and has tremendous community support,” said Randy Narramore, interim city administrator. Couso-Vasquez said he wanted to retire as police chief for Montebello. Elks Lodge hosts fish fry today There will be signed detours in place to direct thru traffic around road closures. All businesses will have access to their buildings if needed. The following roads will be closed: Pioneer Boulevard between Los Nietos Road and Jersey Avenue; Pioneer Boulevard between Telegraph Road and Florence Avenue; Florence Avenue between Pioneer Boulevard; Studebaker Road and Orr and Day Road between Pioneer Boulevard and Florence Avenue and Telegraph Road between Norwalk Boulevard and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. The following offramps will be closed: The northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway offramp; the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway Telegraph Road east offramp and the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Telegraph Road offramp. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Founders’ Day slated for Saturday WHITTIER – The city’s annual Founders’ Day will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Park, 6532 Friends Ave. A parade from City Hall to Central Park will begin the festivities at 9:30 a.m. There also will be performances from youth groups and exhibits from the Native American, Mexican and Quaker groups who resided in the Whittier area more than 100 years ago. Demonstrations and crafts from the era of Whittier’s founding explore daily life, culture and customs. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Elks Lodge The Whittier Elks Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd., is hosting a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The breakfast buffet will include eggs, bacon, sausage and omelettes and waffles made to order plus fresh fruit and pastry. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Bluebird Gallery to host reception WHITTIER – The Bluebird Art Gallery will host an opening reception for expressionistic and figurative artists Yolanda Gonzalez and Oscar Sanabria from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 6747 Bright Ave. Yolanda Gonzalez is a Pasadena-born artist whose work has shown in numerous countries around the world. Oscar Sanabria presents a collection of paintings that are characterized by a haunting and ethereal quality, which is largely due to his literal and metaphorical use of water in his work. Daily gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (562) 696-9493. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd., is hosting a shrimp and fish fry today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge #1258, located at 13620 Whittier Blvd. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Parade to force offramp closures SANTA FE SPRINGS – There will be several road and freeway offramp closures Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of the city’s 50th Anniversary Parade. last_img read more

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