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August 2015                           INSIDE IUGB

John Hicks
Greetings from our Executive Director
John F. Hicks

Cherished friends of IUGB and the IUGB Foundation:

We proudly dedicate this issue of Inside IUGB to the Class of 2015-the first students to be awarded bachelor degrees from the International University of Grand-Bassam! Also in this issue, we run our first in a series of profiles of some of our generous supporters.  

Four students were awarded their degrees at IUGB's first graduation ceremony held on July 27, 2015 at the auditorium of the N'Sa Hotel in Abidjan.  Côte d'Ivoire's Prime Minister and former Chairman of the Board of IUGB, his Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan, delivered the commencement address. Please visit the University website at www.iugb.edu.ci for more details including stories and photos of this historic event.  Read More...
Bill and Lucy Garner
Donor Spotlight: Bill and Lucy Garner


A great education often leads you down an unforeseen path.  Bill and Lucy Garner, friends who generously supported our October 2014 Inaugural Launch, were kind enough to share their story with us: what motivated them to give to the IUGB Foundation, how they contribute to West Africa's future, and how their thirst for intercultural knowledge eventually led them to the homes of their African  ancestors.   Read More...

In the Boardroom Program
IUGB Students Invited to AfDB Conference

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Carlyle Group hosted students from 3 Côte d'Ivoire prominent universities, including the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) during the "In the Boardroom 2015" program. The program aims to share specialized knowledge with university students and their professors on business strategies and leadership. Read More...

AfDB President Visits IUGB

AfDB President Kaberuka's Visits IUGB


African Development Bank President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, accompanied by senior AfDB officials, received a warm welcome from IUGB officials, students, faculty and staff members and prominent leaders of the city of Grand-Bassam during his courtesy visit to the University on June 18, 2015. Mr. Kaberuka's visit came on the heels of IUGB President Saliou Touré's recent visit of May 22, 2015, to the AfDB. Read more...

Le Chat Lunatique
IUGB host free concert featuring "Le Chat Lunatique"


The International University of Grand-Bassam, in association with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Grand Bassam, hosted on its Campus a fun filled free Jazz Concert by the American group "Le Chat Lunatique" (aka The Crazy Cat) from Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7 to 11 PM. The IUGB community members and guests from both Grand-Bassam and Abidjan were marvelously entertained. Read More...


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IUGB Foundation

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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