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
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