St. George’s University’s True Blue Campus was bursting with excitement as more than 500 family members traveled from near and far to experience a lively weekend on the Isle of Spice. From January 31 to February 2, families enjoyed guided tours of campus and the island, visiting some of the most picturesque locations, basking in the tropical temperatures, and enjoying the rich cultural heritage of Grenada.
Among the many faculty and administration on hand for the festivities, University Chancellor Dr. Charles R. Modica welcomed families to the weekend’s activities which included the White Coat Ceremony for both School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine students held during Family Weekend for the first time to ensure as many family members as possible were able to witness their students entry into their chosen profession.
Throughout the busy weekend, many family members remarked on the campus and the high quality of education for which St. George’s University is known.
“When our daughter said she was going to go to school at St. George’s University, we had to do some homework, but after we did, we were impressed,” said Jay Srini, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “I was impressed with the ranking of the school and the caliber of its students.”
Beverly Dott, a Southern California resident stated, “I am really impressed with the type of education my daughter will receive and the practicality of how it is taught. St. George’s University is the best place for her, and it couldn’t have been located in a better place – the people and country of Grenada are equally beautiful. I enjoyed talking to the students and staff, and was impressed that collectively the student body is so focused on success and achievement, and the staff is equally aligned”
These sentiments were similarly echoed by Dr. Dorothy Williams-Chandler, a general surgeon at Port of Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago. “There are medical schools in Trinidad, but I wanted my daughter to experience a different environment,” Dr. Williams-Chandler said. “St. George’s University provides the perfect blend of an international environment and a top-class education.”
Family Weekend is more than an occasion to bring families together; it is the opportunity to embrace the diversity of our student body and welcome families from across the globe to the SGU family. It is also the platform whereby the University’s commitment to education and development is realized through a shared vision for success.