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MCC signs first formal international Memorandum of Understanding

10/17/2017

MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, co-signs a Memorandum of Understanding in Flint, while Grand Gedeh County Community College President Dr. Solomon X.Y. Jallayu signs in Zwedru, Liberia.
MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, co-signs a Memorandum of Understanding in Flint, while Grand Gedeh County Community College President Dr. Solomon X.Y. Jallayu signs in Zwedru, Liberia.
Dr. Solomon X. Y. Jallayu and his leadership team as seen via Skype during the MOU signing.
Dr. Solomon X. Y. Jallayu and his leadership team as seen via Skype during the MOU signing.

Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, signed the College's first formal international Memorandum of Understanding with Grand Gedeh County Community College in Zwedru, Liberia, to designate a Sister College relationship between the two institutions. The signing took place Oct. 12 simultaneously during a Skyped meeting between the two college's presidents, MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea and GGCCC President, Dr. Solomon X.Y. Jallayu.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a non-binding document between two institutions that describes an intended course of action between the institutions. The purpose of the memorandum between Mott College and Grand Gedeh County Community College is to strengthen a relationship that will foster and forge collaborations and partnerships for institutional professional development and student success.

"This is a landmark day for Mott Community College," said Walker-Griffea. "Not only is this our first formal international Memorandum of Understanding, but it is an amazing opportunity for students, faculty and staff at both institutions to learn from one another as we develop this partnership."

The areas of focus for the memorandum include student services, academic matters, workforce development, and college operations. Both institutions will have a designated representative responsible for ensuring college community members have the opportunity to exchange information and best practices as necessary and work together to develop key initiatives. In addition, the presidents of both colleges agree to meet annually to review and assess the Sister College relationship and initiatives launched.

"This partnership is the first step in what I hope will be many more international MOUs," said Dean of Business, Stephen Shubert. "With the recent launch of our International Institute, this MOU offers us exciting opportunities for cross-cultural education and increasing student success in the global economy."

All information shared between MCC and MC will be in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws. The Mott College/Grand Gedeh County Community College MOU does not constitute a commitment of funds from either institution.

About Grand Gedeh County Community College
Grand Gedeh County Community College was established in 2010 by an Act of the 52nd Legislature of the Republic of Liberia, as a College; which was published and approved on April 22, 2011. Serving primarily the residents and the local community of Grand Gedeh County, it is a government-sponsored, rural, comprehensive, degree-granting community college located in Zwedru, Liberia. The strength, reputation and vitality of the College are embodied in the commitment to academic excellence of the faculty, many of whom are Fulbright Scholars, authors, well-known creative artists, and recognized experts in their fields. Today, as one of Liberia's leading educational institutions, GGCCC has enrolled more than 200 diverse student body in various courses and education curriculum for national capacity.

About Mott Community College
Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: http://www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php



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