TALLAHASSEE::— On Wednesday May 25, visited Tallahassee Community College (TCC), where many St. Maarten students attain an Associates degree before matriculation at FAMU, FSU and other colleges and universities.
The fruitful discussions with Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Sheri Rowland, International Services Coordinator Betty Jensen and her assistant Li Pon in coming to a new agreement amidst the many changes in how the students are able to benefit from the Sister City agreement with Tallahassee in attaining an education. Students have already started the Springs ’16 semester, volunteering 20 hours per semester to contribute to the development of TCC and the wider Tallahassee community.
Minister Jacobs then visited Florida A&M University (FAMU) to conduct meetings with Assistant Vice President Dr. William Hyndman III, Director of International students Agnes Coppin, Provost and Vice President Academics Affairs Marcella David and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Nigel Edwards, together they discussed challenges and the future of our agreement to facilitate our students’ being able to study at FAMU as well as collaborations with USM.
Lastly, Lively Technical Center Campus was visited in hopes of gaining insight into programs and collaborations for Advanced Vocational Education. At the end of a very eventful day in Tallahassee, Minister Jacobs met with Mayor Gillum, City Manager Ricardo Fernandez, Assistant City Manager Cynthia Barber of the City of Tallahassee and held fruitful discussions on fostering new collaborations and exchanges between Tallahassee and St. Maarten in the areas of Culture, Sports and Education as well as Economic development and Infrastructure.
A meeting will be held with the SXMTAL-FOUNDATION, on the way forward in assisting with our St. Maarten students in Tallahassee. Minister Jacobs also congratulates recent Graduates and commends current students of St. Maarten on their excellent grades thus far.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Minister Jacobs visits Tallahassee Universities.