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Jul 29, 2005

U.B. celebrates 5th anniversary

Story PictureIt’s hard to believe, but it’s already been five years since the Belize Teacher’s Training College, The Belize School of Nursing, Belize Technical College, the University College of Belize, and Belize School of Agriculture were amalgamated into the University of Belize. Special activities to commemorate the anniversary begin on Monday at U.B.’s main campus in Belmopan. News Five spoke with the University’s Director of Development, Geraldo Flowers, about the festivities.

Geraldo Flowers, Director of Development, U.B.
?We intend to celebrate a month of activities for U.B.?s fifth anniversary beginning on August the first in the afternoon in which we will have the Foreign Minister from Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic there. We will also have the mayor there doing a tree planting ceremony at the University of Belize. In addition, we will have the president giving an address officially opening U.B.?s fifth anniversary.?

?We will also be having events that honour people who have contributed to the university including faculty, staff, retirees, people who have made a significant contribution, donations and otherwise to the University of Belize; organizations such as PACT, the Oak Foundation, Belize Electricity Limited, and others. We are also going to be having concerts with people like Super G and others who will be there to honour the university and also to provide sort of entertainment for students and faculty so that they can share in the celebration for U.B.?s fifth anniversary.?

The anniversary celebrations are being held in conjunction with Belmopan Day and begin Monday afternoon at one at the Belmopan campus.

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