Celebrating 10 Years of Academic Achievement

July 2017

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce the upcoming celebration of IUGB's 10th Anniversary which will take place on Thursday August 3, in conjunction with the University's third commencement exercise.

While marveling over the University's progress to-date, we cannot help but reflect upon the tremendous support we have received from our many donors and partners.  Without your support, this success would not be possible. Therefore, we thank you for all you have done and for believing in and supporting our ambitious vision of becoming a regional center of higher education excellence.

As we transition into our second decade, we hope you will continue this journey with us to help educate Africa's "Global Leaders of Tomorrow".

With respect and gratitude,
John F. Hicks
Executive Director
IUGB Foundation 

First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire is IUGB's Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration  & Commencement Speaker

Mrs. Dominique OUATTARA, First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, will be the Commencement Speaker at The International University of Grand-Bassam's ten-year Anniversary and 2017 Commencement on Thursday, August 3, 2017.  Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 am at the Vitib Auditorium, Grand-Bassam. Thirty-six graduates, including 13 female students, will receive their bachelor's degree on this day!  

Reaching this milestone continues IUGB's tradition of academic excellence.  The student profiles of Adou Donatien and Jean-Marcien Kablansi shown below exemplify the high standard of educational achievement of our students.
We look forward to sharing more detailed information on our ten-year Anniversary and IUGB's class of 2017 with you in our next newsletter!
IUGB/GSU Student Jean-Marcien Kablansi Awarded
2016-2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Atlanta Alumni Chapter Scholarship

On Monday, June 12, 2017, Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) President James Barger awarded former IUGB student Jean-Marcien Kablansi a scholarship for $1,000.00 to continue his studies.   BGS is an International Honor Society that promotes business excellence. Each year, the Atlanta chapter awards promising new students with scholarships. Jean-Marcien was one of 9 students chosen throughout the United States among 30 chapters to receive this prestigious award.  Jean-Marcien's history of maximum educational performance began with the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) from 2011-2013, where he received the quality education and mentoring that inspired him to take his studies to the next level.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Business Administration in Actuarial Science at Georgia State University (GSU) in December 2016 and begins his Master of Science Degree in Actuarial Science there this Fall . During his time at GSU, he was recruited as a member of BGS and a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society (GSU Chapter).  Also, from 2014-2015 Jean-Marcien was on the Dean's List.    Read more...
IUGB - Providing a World of Opportunity
Adou   Donatien's  Story  

Adou   Donatien's story is one of hard work, dedication and a burning desire to excel academically with an eye to playing a significant role in the world community.
It is also the story how one university- the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)-made it possible for Adou to begin making that dream a reality.
Adou entered IUGB in January 2012 as a freshman and graduated in July 2015 with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in economics. Adou's goal was to "work harder than ever to  make..the  entire IUGB community proud." And that's just what happened.   He received IUGB's first Presidential Scholar Award, which covered expenses associated with attending summer school in the U.S. at the University of California in San Diego.   Adou  held a 4.01 cumulative GPA and was president of the Student Government Association.    Read More...

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The IUGB Foundation, a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the fundraising arm of the International University of Grand-Bassam. The Foundation is committed to helping IUGB realize its vision of becoming a  Regional Center of Higher Education Excellence in West Africa.
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