St. George's University Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Festivities

A January 17 birthday party is the start of a year-long celebration of

academic excellence in global health education

Jan 12, 2007, 00:00 ET from St. George's University

    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
     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.

SOURCE St. George's University