September 28, 2010

 

To: LCAC Membership:      

 

PROGRESS REPORT OF THE LCAC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

END OF SECOND SEMESTER 2010 REPORT

 

The Second Semester of the 2009-2010 Academic Year has ended for our LCAC scholars.  Registration for the first semester of the new 2010-2011 Academic Year has begun and will continue until October 15, 2010.  The new school year will commence on Monday, October 4, 2010.  There are three LCAC Scholars who were senior students and have completed their academic studies.  They are scheduled to graduate.  However the graduation exercises will not be held until December of 2010.  

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year, we selected 20 students to be our LCAC Scholars.  There were seventeen students who took our scholarship offer and attended LU in the first semester.  During the second semester 2 of the 17 students did not utilize our scholarship, however, one of the original 20 came on board, giving us a total of 16 students in semester two.  At the end of semester two, 3 of the 16 students are going to graduate.  We received the grade reports of 15 students and only one student is on probation, Winston Kesseh, who has a GPA of 1.333. One of our students who did not utilize the scholarship in semester two is back and wants to rejoin the program for the 2010-2011 academic year.  That means we now have a total of 14 students to sponsor for the 2010-2011 academic year.

They are:

1.  Alexander Kessely

2.  Archie Karzear

3.  Cyrus Cephas

4.  Dave Karpilee

5.  Jack Flomo

6.  Solomon Saah

7.  Tenneh Toure

8.  Varney Siafa

9.  Vincent Eruophe

10.  Wooiklee Sundayboy Paye

11.  Francis Fallah

12.  Jacob Nankay

13.  Victor Whea

14.  Winston Kesseh

Of these 14 students, we have not received the second semester grade reports for Jacob Nankay and Victor Whea.

According to our new mandate, we intend to enforce a 2.5 GPA minimum for our students beginning with the first semester of 2010-2011.  Students falling below that minimum will be dropped from the program.

Our graduating scholars are:

            1.  George Belaway

            2.  Ida Capehart

            3.  Jeuty Davis

There were a couple of errors in the calculations of our second semester bill from the Business and Finance Office of the University of Liberia.  Please see the attached letters.  Our final bill from the University of Liberia was not L$4,953.50 ($68.80) as originally calculated, but L$9,553.50 ($144.75).  This bill was due by August 31, 2010.  The full amount of $144.75 was deposited into the University of Liberia Main Operating Foreign Exchange Account at the First International Bank Liberia Limited by our Coordinator in Liberia, Mr. William Karpeh, on August 28, 2010.  A receipt is attached.  Hence LCAC is indebted to me in the amount of $75.95.

We have a commitment to 14 LCAC Scholars this semester.  The exchange rate used by LU to compute our $144.75 (L$9,553.50) bill was L$66.00 = $1.00.  Hence using the best of approximations, from our previous tuition bill, I would project the first semester fee for our 14 students will be not more than $850.00.

Our LCAC Scholars have decided to organize themselves into an association named and styled LCAC Scholars_LU.  The intend is to show togetherness with one another in good times as well as in bad ones.    Presently, it is still in the formative stage with plans to commence during the first semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  The LCAC Scholars were also told to join the “MY LIBERIAN NETWORK” website at www.liberianconnection.ning.com.  This is a website created by me and my cousin that serves as a resource center for Liberians to network with each other.  There are many other educational features associated with this website as well. It will allow me to have more direct contact with the LCAC scholars.

The LCAC Scholars are also grateful for the gift of a 4 GIG flash drive that was given to each of them from LCAC to help store some of their academic work, and any other things that could possibly be stored on it.

Thanks for your hard work and support on behalf of our LCAC Scholars.

 

Dr. Emmett C. Dennis

LCAC Education Committee Chairman