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Father, daughter Installed as Pro Chancellors Of IUC

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 4:00 AMKarrie Williams
From Left: The Reverend. D. Maitland Evans, president of IUC; Curlin Spence-Robinson, vice-president IUC; join new Pro Chancellors Giuseppe Maffessanti and Nancy Mafessanti as Everoy Chin, Pro Chancellor, North Middlesex joins the gang.

Giuseppe Maffessanti, proprietor of western Jamaica's premier building construction and architectural firm Maffessanti Brothers Limited, and his daughter, Nancy, were installed as the newest pro chancellors of the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) last Wednesday.

The installation as pro chancellor is the latest on a long list of accolades for the elder Maffessanti, who has consistently been recognised locally and internationally for his work in philanthropy, which has spurred immense growth in areas such as social, educational, and human development.

In his address, the senior Maffessanti argued that education was the vehicle to provide a way for Jamaicans to become creative and innovative, while finding solutions to move the country forward.

The father-and-daughter duo pledged to do all in their power to uplift the IUC in its quest to become the premier institution for tertiary learning in Jamaica.

" Ö With the help of God, I will assist, even in a small way, to pave the way for others to achieve their educational aspirations," said the elder Maffessanti.

I believe that education is important to the development of any nation as it provides an opportunity for individuals to improve their economic and social conditions Ö and we must actively provide our students with the necessary knowledge and skills they require to excel in the wider world."

The Reverend Dr Maitland Evans, president of the IUC, in welcoming the new pro chancellors, outlined the upcoming goals for the university, while expressing his belief that the father-and-daughter pair would aid in the continued growth and development of the institution.

"The region is wide and the challenges are great and we have laid our hands on two persons who have the track record to assist us and to make a difference on the journey," said Evans.

The IUC offers courses in several accredited programmes, including business administration, project management, hospitality, and paralegal studies.

Master's programmes are offered in areas such as counselling and consulting psychology and education. The IUC also offers a doctorate programme in the area of applied psychology.

karrie.williams@gleanerjm.com