Hundreds crowded the Social Sciences auditorium on September 29, 2017, for a “Love You Can Feel” Concert which formed part of a Disaster Relief Campaign “Care, Share, Repair.” The campaign, which was launched by the University early last week, seeks to aid the rebuilding efforts in the Caribbean islands devastated by the recent hurricanes.
Following Hurricane Irma’s ruin in September,
“It is really mind-boggling to see the enormity of devastation and crisis caused by a single hurricane. Our hearts go out to those who suffer loss at this time. USC, in keeping with our philosophy and mission, will team up with the Caribbean Union Conference to immediately appeal to the university community to help in whatever way we could. USC must identify with our brothers and sisters and citizens of those islands affected.”
Scores felt the hurt and pain suffered by persons in countries such as Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and supported the relief efforts by donating food, clothing, and monies in the SHARE arm of the campaign.
At the end of the evening, a little over $30,000TT in cash donations and pledges was accumulated. This figure was then doubled to $60,000 TT through the kind contribution of a generous donor. Interested persons can continue to contribute by donating directly online via https://give.co.tt/loveyoucanfeel or by calling (1868) 662-2241.
The CARE arm of the campaign involves the provision of emotional and financial support for the students from the affected countries while the REPAIR part involves a mission trip to help repair homes and villages.
For more information on how you can be a part, visit the Office of Spiritual Development located downstairs the Administration Building or call 1(868) 662-2241 ext. 1502.
The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), along with the School of Social Sciences mourns the loss of an outstanding professor and colleague, Dr Rose Osuji.
Dr Rose Osuji worked with the University of the Southern Caribbean from 1998 to May 2013 as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences until the time of her retirement. After her retirement in May of 2013, Dr Osuji continued to assist the University, working along with Mrs Anne Akpaka and Ms Zola Phillip in the development of the Undergraduate Programme—Criminology & Criminal Justice. She assisted with the Master’s Thesis Programme and was also an advisor to many students.
She was laid to rest on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Dr Rose Osuji will be missed by many of her colleagues and students at the University of the Southern Caribbean.
In his address to hundreds of faculty, staff and students during the President’s Convocation ceremony on September 11, 2017, Dr Hilary Bowman, University President, called upon all stakeholders to assist in perfecting the image of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC).
“USC, being the most prestigious faith-based tertiary institution in the Caribbean is still the preferred university for many,” he said. “It is, therefore, significant for all stakeholders to project that positive image of USC to the Caribbean Community and beyond.”
He reminded students that Deans, Vice Presidents and Chairs are all there to offer a listening ear and bring solutions to the problems that they may encounter and should seek to present their problems to them rather than first taking the problem to social media. He also committed to personally offer a listening ear if solutions are not met.
To faculty and staff, he offered a reminder of their responsibility to help to improve the public image of USC. “To improve this image we must be aware of how our constituents think of USC. If we know how they think about us then we could make a deliberate effort to correct any negatives if any” said Bowman.
In attendance of this prestigious event
The USC school year commenced on September 4, 2017, and will end with graduation in July 2018.
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.