Students at the USC South Center can now have access to more facilities and programmes as a result of the Center’s recent relocation. On September 4, 2017, the Center will open its doors at #71 Leotard Street, San Fernando, to hundreds of students.
Assistant Director of the South Center, Mrs Beverly Khan-Alexis highlighted that the centre’s growing need for larger classrooms and other facilities was the driving force behind the move from its previous location on High Street in San Fernando. She confirmed that the new location will provide increased classroom space and more amenities.
Ms Usha Ramlakhan, Director of the Center said students can now look forward to a Chapel session, more social activities, clinical lab space for nursing students and a dedicated car park.
The South Center has a student population of approximately 350.
Behavioral Science, Psychology, Social Work and Nursing programmes can all be completed at the Center. A student desirous of pursuing other degrees offered at USC also has the option of completing their first two years in the south before transferring to the main campus.
University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) alumni observed their alma mater’s 90th Anniversary during a week-long celebratory period which took from July 14 – 23, 2017 at the University’s Maracas Valley Campus, Trinidad.
Alumni, along with friends, supporters, well-wishers and the University community gathered to participate in a series of activities aimed at forming bonds, rekindling friendships and mapping a way forward as the University moves beyond 90. University President, Dr Hilary Bowman described the event as a “gathering of some of the best minds.”
Members of Faculty at the Appreciation Dinner hosted by the USC North American Alumni Association as part of the 90th-anniversary alumni celebrations.
Among the activities hosted during the week of celebration were: a Grand Birthday Party, a Thanksgiving service a Faculty Appreciation Dinner and social activities which included a trip down the islands, and visits
President of the North American Alumni Association, Dr Slimen Saliba pointed out alumni’s continued commitment to supporting the growth and development of the 90-year-old institution.
A notable highlight of the week’s activities was the Sabbath Services where Dr George W. Brown, former President of USC and Dr David Williams, Current Harvard University professor and USC alumni delivered the feature addresses. The dynamism from two very different USC alums provided attendees with a glimpse of the quality of the USC product.
During the celebrations, the North American Alumni Association gifted USC with a cheque valued at US$100,000.00, the first in a series of instalments promised by the North American Alumni Association which has begun its campaign to raise in excess of US $1,000,000.00 for the University.
A cheque of US $100,000 presented to the University President Dr Hilary Bowman by Dr Slimen Saliba, President of the North American Alumni Association.
The week-long celebratory activities can to a large extent be credited to the efforts and hard work of Claire Hosten, who has been hailed as the “Spirit of the North America Alumni Association.” She emphasized the importance of events such as these and the benefit they provide to the University when she gave her thanks at the final gala event on held on July 23 at the Trinidad Hilton.
The University will officially turn 90 on August 27, 2017.