NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 17, 2007, St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies, will host an anniversary celebration in honor of the first day of classes 30 years ago. Titled "From the World, to the World: 30 Years of Global Innovation," the festivities will initiate a year-long celebration marking an impressive road to academic excellence and innovation. "We're very proud of St. George's University's achievements over the past 30 years," says University Chancellor Charles R. Modica. "These events will allow past and current students, faculty, as well as the Grenadian community to help us celebrate." Various events, ceremonies and public lectures will take place throughout the year, many designed to reward those instrumental in the University's advancement. The activities will also provide a platform for speakers to stress today's importance of global awareness in education. The bell above the Bell Lecture Hall will ring 30 times to signify the launch. Students will be given the day off to enjoy the campus activities. Alumni, faculty and Grenadian residents are also invited to join the opening ceremonies. January 17, 2007 Schedule * 7 a.m. Alumni breakfast * 10 a.m. Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Keith B. Taylor Hall * 11 a.m. Parade with students in international dress, local vendors and various crafts Concert following parade * 7 p.m. Awards ceremony with reception following Other activities for the year include the launch of the University's radio station, community service projects, a Grenada-wide treasure hunt and a special public lecture series focusing on the role of education in human development. About St. George's University St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies, has evolved into an international center of education. Founded as an independent school of medicine in 1977, SGU offers advanced degrees in its Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, as well as bachelor degrees through St. George's School of Arts & Sciences. Recently, the University added a professional MBA program, creating a vibrant learning community that is drawing leaders from around the world.
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