GTT, in collaboration with the Bistro Restaurant and in recognition of International Women’s Day, on Thursday hosted a special luncheon for several women who have taken an active role in the development and promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Guyana.Justin Nedd addressing the honorees at the luncheon including First Lady Sandra Granger and Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes at the evening on ThursdayFirst Lady Sandra Granger and of Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes were among the women who were all drawn from the private sector, Government, University of Guyana and CARICOM, and are all integrally involved in an area which traditionally was male -dominated.GTT’s Chief Executive Office Justin Nedd, speaking at the luncheon, highlighted that GTT has taken a leading role in the development of STEM in Guyana. He said women’s “work and roles align perfectly with the Innov8 initiatives of the company.“Our commitment of G$18 million to STEM and internet for all primary schools is demonstrative of this support,” he remarked.Nedd pointed out that the women being honoured stand as great examples of the possibilities and opportunities for girls/women to play key roles in the STEM arena.In response, the honourees expressed their appreciation for the company’s recognition of their roles in STEM.
WOODLAND HILLS – As Pierce College reaps its first produce in years, administrators plan to revive its alumni association to sow support for campus programs. The school plans to organize some of the more than 500,000 Pierce College Brahma alumni into a potent force for fundraising and support. Current alumni haven’t met in more than a decade. “We want to mobilize the alumni to know that (Pierce) is an ongoing resource, to know it’s for their kids and their kids’ kids,” said Dennis Washburn, director of the Foundation for Pierce College. “We have a lot of low-hanging fruit – a lot of people want to contribute.” Washburn said the college seeks “a real sparkplug” to head the long-defunct Pierce College Alumni Association, which would allow former students to better network and access campus job placement centers, he said. It would also grant alumni “special incentives” to campus concerts and lectures, as well as use of such facilities as the library, tennis courts, pool and gymnasium. Those interested in the Pierce College Alumni Association can call (818) 710-4206, or e-mail: email@example.com. Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!