MONROE College is the original corporate sponsor for the National Schools Science and Technology Fair. This year’s Fair was held at the Derek Walcott Square last week. It was the seventh consecutive year that Monroe College was associated with this event, one of the biggest on the calendar of the Ministry of Education, Human Resource and Labour.
This year Monroe College is sponsoring the Fair at the Bronze level with a donation of EC$5,000.00. At the opening ceremony, Monroe College’s Director of Administration, Mr. Neil Nichols, joined other sponsors in expressing support for the event as he presented a cheque to the Science Fair Committee. In his remarks he noted that Monroe College was happy to be associated “with the innovations of our bright young minds”.
In other Monroe College news…The last few weeks at Monroe College have been marked by much positive development.
On a recent visit to the St. Lucia Campus, Vice President, Tony Allen, from New York, announced some exciting news at the President’s and Dean’s Lists Recognition Ceremony held on March 14, at the Sandals Halcyon.
Mr. Allen stated that the St. Lucia Campus will transition to a new location, come September 2015; and tuition for degree programmes will cost 20% less starting with the upcoming semester in April.
The announcement by Allen was in-keeping with Monroe College’s continuing commitment to provide “access and opportunity” to St. Lucian and Caribbean students to higher education.
The President’s List and Dean’s Lists are honours lists compiled at the end of each university year to recognize those undergraduate students who have demonstrated consistent achievements with GPAs (Grade Point Average) of 3.60 – 4.00.
On Friday, March 21 the largest cohort of chefs to complete the six-weeks Chefs Administration course, gathered at the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) to receive certificates of completion in the presence of their HR managers.
This is the fifth group of chefs – over 60, so far – to complete this special course designed by Monroe College on behalf of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA).
The Chefs Administration course teaches supervisory skills needed for running an efficient, professional kitchen; every Friday for the last six weeks, chefs exchanged working in their kitchens on their jobs and sat in classrooms at Monroe College to enhance their supervisory “soft skills”. Subjects covered: Decision making, using IT in Food Preparation; Menu Design, Sanitation, Human Relations, Communications, Motivation, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Conflict Resolution.