On Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Michael McCarthy met with College of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. on the Capitol Hill campus. They mentioned the long-standing relationship UL has with the U.S. Embassy in addition to UL partnerships with numerous U.S. universities and faculties.
A press launch issued right here by the embassy says the U.S. Embassy Monrovia often facilitates alternatives for younger Liberian leaders, together with UL college students, to attach with their American counterparts and achieve publicity to U.S. greater training.
It says these digital and in-person exchanges embody the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which brings younger leaders from sub-Saharan African nations to the USA every year for tutorial coursework and management coaching. This yr, by the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, the Embassy is supporting a joint challenge by college students from the College of Liberia and the College of Virginia who’re collectively choices for the preservation and reuse of Windfall Island in Monrovia.
The USA Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) can also be a longtime supporter of the College of Liberia. Via partnerships, grants, and expertise-sharing, USAID has supported a plan to determine a Growth Research program at UL, expanded entry to and improved the standard of UL’s engineering curriculum, renovated the Fendell Campus Engineering Faculty, and considerably elevated UL’s well being science library.
Yale Professor Dr. Chad Oliver with forestry books
Throughout his go to to the UL, Ambassador McCarthy offered a group of forestry books donated by Yale College professor emeritus Dr. Chad Oliver. With the assistance of USAID and the U.S. Forest Service, the donation of roughly 450 books will considerably broaden the forestry e book assortment at UL.
Dr. Oliver retired final July. You’ll be able to examine him right here: https://yff.yale.edu/information/retirement-chad-oliver-mfs-phd. The books will assist the William R. Tolbert, Jr. Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which prepares college students to handle and preserve Liberia’s forest sources. Press Launch