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_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Silversea Cruises has announced it will move Silver Cloud to its luxury expedition fleet in November 2017. Destined mostly for polar waters, the elite 296-guest ship that launched the ultra-luxury cruise line will be converted into an ice-class ship during an extensive refurbishment scheduled to start in August 2017.As an expedition ship, the all-suite Silver Cloud will accommodate 260 guests and also sail on itineraries to non-polar regions. When sailing Arctic and Antarctic itineraries, the guest complement will be restricted to 200.Enzo Visone, Silversea’s CEO, said: “Silver Explorer’s polar expedition cruises have proven hugely popular with our guests. By converting Silver Cloud into an ice-class ship for our expedition fleet, we will be better positioned to meet the increasing demand for comfortable adventure travel, particularly to the Arctic and Antarctica, places that are best explored by small ships specially equipped with ice-strengthened hulls.”Silver Cloud will be the only luxury ice-class expedition ship offering five dining options: The Dining Room, the Relais & Châteaux restaurant, La Terrazza, The Grill, and in-suite dining. The ship will have the highest space ratio and highest staff-to-guest ratio (nearly one to one) among luxury ice-class expedition ships. For the expedition team, there will be on average one team member guiding no more than twelve guests each. Plus the ship will be augmented by a fleet of 18 Zodiac crafts for up-close explorations.The luxury expedition line currently has three all-suite expedition ships, Silver Explorer, Silver Discoverer, and Silver Galapagos. Collectively, they explore over 500 destinations, from Africa, Australia’s Kimberley Coast, and the Russian Far East, to the Galápagos Islands, the British Isles, and the polar realms.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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