Hudson County Community College Student Pedro Moranchel, Jr. Selected as One…

first_imgPedro Moranchel, Jr. “The entire HCCC family joins me in congratulating Pedro on this great achievement,” said HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber.  “This recognition is exceptionally well deserved. He is truly an inspiration to all of us, and we are very proud that he will be representing Hudson County Community College at this large national conference of dedicated students and educators.”Pedro Moranchel, Jr. is a 20-year-old HCCC Physics major and the son of Mexican and Honduran immigrants whose struggles motivated him to set ambitious academic goals and work hard. The honors student is Vice President of Scholarship of the College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, President of the HCCC STEM Club, and Director of the Inter-Club Council of the HCCC Student Government Association. He relates that he has become more driven, talkative, and extroverted through his HCCC experience.ATD DREAM scholars are nominated by their institutions, submit applications that reflect on their college journeys, and undergo a rigorous selection process. During their DREAM activities, students meet with community college leaders, share their educational experiences, and attend sessions to improve student success, institutional governance, teaching and learning, administration and more. Scholars share presentations that provide insight about improving student success and completion and closing achievement gaps for historically underserved student populations. The DREAM 2021 conference “Data and Technology” theme aligns with Mr. Moranchel’s goals.“I greatly enjoy the intersection of policy action with data, where I feel optimization is key in presenting better decision-making for students,” Mr. Moranchel said. “I’m interested in learning more about navigating through data, and using a research lens to provide unique insights. To be able to produce change also drives me, and is a common denominator of my ambitions.”Mr. Moranchel is also interested in fostering diversity. “The STEM workforce isn’t as diverse racially or socioeconomically relative to other domains. Bolstering community college students would bring new perspective,” Mr. Moranchel said. “I hope to be able to someday produce diversity programs connected to STEM as a professor or person of influence in my local community.” Hudson County Community College (HCCC) student Pedro Moranchel, Jr., has been chosen as one of just eight students in the United States to participate in the Achieving the Dream (ATD) 2021 DREAM Scholars Program.ATD is a national educational reform network whose work has had a transformational impact on partnering colleges. The ATD mission focuses on helping high-achieving, higher education institutions build equity and capacity in their student success initiatives by using data to inform practice. HCCC joined the ATD Network in 2019 and has adapted a laser-like focus on improving key student success metrics in the areas of student engagement, retention, persistence and completion. DREAM scholars engage with community activists, education leaders, and peers to enhance leadership, critical thinking, and networking skills. ×Pedro Moranchel, Jr. last_img read more

Helical one-two with NCP

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Davidson Loys is 2011 recipient of CARP scholarship funded by MSU

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Davidson Loys is 2011 recipient of CARP scholarship funded by MSU by: – August 11, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share In Photo: Davidson Loys in the yellow shirt. Recently, Dr. Randy Glean, Director of International Services at Midwestern State University (MSU) visited Dominica to recruit and have an orientation with the six students who will be attending MSU in the Fall 2011 semester.He encouraged the students to study hard and participate in the Caribbean Student Organization (CSO) which will be eighteen years this year.  He further emphasized that the CSO Alumni are giving back to their communities in many ways like helping two mothers who were affected by the floods last year in St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines respectively, as well as giving scholarships.  In 2004 the Alumni Chapter of CSO at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas formed the Caribbean Alumni for Regional Progress (CARP) Scholarship.  The aim of the CARP Scholarship is to assist the needy students in the islands of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts/Nevis, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.The scholarship, which is in the amount of US $200 or EC$530 (previously EC $500, 2004- 2006), is awarded annually to one student (per island) for the purchase of school supplies and/or payment of school fees.  The recipient of the scholarship should be a current student at a selected Primary School, and he/she should be selected based on his/her *financial needs* and *academic performance*. The 2011 CARP Recipient, is 12 year old, Davidson Loys, from the Coulibistrie Primary School.  He will be attending the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School in September 2011.  Also, present at the orientation was Stella Alcendor, the 2007 CARP Recipient who receives a yearly scholarship starting from 2008 from the CZO Boyz Alumni, which consists of about forty males of the alumni chapter. A sum of EC $800 was handed to Stella by Dr.Randy Glean, a MSU alumnus. The 2010 CARP Scholarship Recipients were Markley John from the Morne Prosper Primary School, and Tifara Francis from the Bagatelle Primary School. Markley and Tifara are currently attending the Dominica Grammar School and the Pierre Charles Secondary School respectively.  The scholarships were given by the Dominica’s CARP Representative, Joyce Jones.  Also, present at the orientation was David Vital, another MSU alumnus.Press Releasecenter_img Tweet Share 42 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

GCB, ECB dodge Raphael’s questions on Drubahadur’s resignation

first_img… $2.5B GCB assets transferred to private company(Letter to the Sports Editor)MY RECENT request for Drubahadur to publicly account for his stewardship of the illegal Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has elicited a scathing attack on my reputation by the virtual one-man GCB and the impotent Essequibo Cricket Board.Instead of answering my questions asked of Drubahadur, they unleashed a spate of nonsensical vitriol of no verifiable substance.The personal attack against me is a ruse deliberately employed to evade answering my questions. Drubahadur for his part appears to be too scared and incapable of defending himself.Since I have no intention of engaging is any form of mud-slinging I will only deal briefly with the following pertinent issues.1. The 2011 AGM/Election was illegal since there was no quorum as was clearly stated by Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang in his ruling on the matter of Angela Haniff vs Ramsey Ali/GCB).It is important to note that the press, for the very first time, was deliberately prevented from attending the meeting while only a privately-hired videographer covered the proceedings2. The Cricket Administration Act 2014 (CAA) evolved from the very ruling by Chief Justice Ian Chang (Ag) that Guyana’s cricket was administered by legal nonentities that lacked persona and therefore needed to be made legal entities. In consequence he recommended that Government should set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the short-term resolution of the current cricket crisis and legislature as the long-term remedy.The IMC held countrywide meetings/consultations with all and sundry in Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara including Linden. The information gathered was collated and presented to Parliament for consideration and consolidation into the proposed Bill before being passed into law.3. Parliament in its wisdom sent the proposed Bill to a Select Committee which also held nationwide interviews and received submissions from all Boards, Associations, Clubs, and individuals including the Guyana Cricket Board and both factions of the DCB before presenting their final document for passing into law.This Parliamentary Select Committee comprised Dr Frank Anthony, Mr Anil Nandlall, Mr Neil Kumar, Mr Odinga Lumumba, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, Mr Basil Williams, Mr Joseph Harmon, Mr Khemraj Ramjattan and Mr Christopher Jones.All are eminent and capable gentlemen who are still Members of Parliament but now functioning on reverse sides of the floor and still responsible for taking our country forward. They sat for twenty-two meetings, held countless interviews and did an excellent job to produce the Cricket Administration Act.4. It is quite preposterous of the illegal GCB and their cohorts to keep misleading the nation in almost every letter to the press that Claude Raphael and the entire Cricket Stakeholders of Guyana were in some conspiracy with Jagdeo/Nandlall to take over Guyana’s cricket. This is clearly being peddled to gain sympathy from the current Government.Contrary to the misleading headline of the illegal GCB’s response, it is absolutely clear that the president of GCB is the automatic choice for representing Guyana on the WICB. See article #17 (a) of the CAA. They seem to prefer continuing the current lawlessness instead of enforcing the Cricket Law.5. Referring to the Jadgeo/Nandall meeting with the illegal GCB, the Stakeholders and the Raj Singh faction of the DCB, it must be noted that every proposal made by Mr Jadgeo was in favour of the illegal GCB. I will list some:a) He suggested that we all come together with four from our group and eight from the illegal GCB to form the new GCB. This suggestion actually meant handing over the Board to the illegal GCB. We rejected that offer.b) Our group had recommended that the code of ethics of the Cricket Law should include a clause that precludes any person charged with treason, murder etc or living out of Guyana from being a member of the GCB and from representing this country on the WICB. This suggestion was disappointingly rejected by the-then government since its omission could not be of benefit to anyone on our team.c) Mr Neil Kumar then Director of Sport is on record as publicly stating that his Government is giving unflinching support to the GCB.We are well aware that the illegal GCB has an array of fence-straddlers who claim that they recognise the CAA as the law of the land yet conveniently violate its tenets. Upper Demerara is still to be allowed to participate as a bona fide association within the GCB framework with hundreds of talented cricketers, both male and female, being deliberately sidelined. Berbice, East Coast and Georgetown are being subjected to regular and strategic subversive actions including the denial of subventions for cricket development.Players are being taken from these areas and projected as the products of the GCB. Meanwhile the areas of East Bank, West Bank and Essequibo have had diminishing returns with regard to cricket organisation, development and production but hold all the senior administration positions.I refer to Sean Devers Kaieteur News article dated Saturday May 13, 2017 lamenting the state of Guyana’s cricket in general and women’s cricket in particular. What a shame! Of course while Raphael is not the author of this article it is the same sorry tale for years but nobody seems to care. Our young cricketers are now left “out in the cold”.Also the photograph of the so-called AGM of January 2017 shows a photo of six purported GCB Executives. Where are the other seven to make up the GCB executive of thirteen? That photo tells the whole tale of a failed cricket administration. Why was there no photograph of those in attendance to support their misleading claim?Once again the press was locked out from this purported AGM and therefore could not report on the facts but only what the illegal GCB released to the media.Here are the critical questions I asked of Drubahadur and which have not being answered by the GCB, the ECB and Drubahadur himself:1. How, where, when and who voted for his election to the presidency of the GCB.2. Definitively when he resigned from the GCB and the real reason for so doing, especially since he seems so vague on this issue approximately two (2) months after it was supposed to have occurred.3. In clear terms what were his major contributions (lows and highs) during his term of office.4. What legal mechanism was utilised to transfer all the assets (conservatively valued at $2.5 billion) to the privately-owned group named Cricket Guyana Inc. No 6850 formerly-named D.E.B Essentials Organisation Inc. Also, Drubahadur must explain who is holding the Berbice Cricket Board’s shares in the Cricket Guyana Inc. since the incorporation document shows that shares for the Essequibo Cricket Board are held in the name of Fizul Bacchus and for the Demerara Board in the name of Raj Singh.5. By what legal authority were Mr Chetram Singh and Mr Lionel Jaikarran empowered to effect such a transfer of the GCB assets to a private body.The transferal of our state assets to the private company Cricket Guyana Inc. has been reported to the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) by Cricket Stakeholders across Guyana. It is only natural that actions will be taken by SARA and the Special Organised Crime Unit to recover and return these assets to the people of Guyana.Free and transparent elections of the GCB and its membership must occur immediately. The nation deserves no less.Claude RaphaelFormer Executive of the GCBFormer Director of the WICBlast_img read more