Metropolitan College of New York’s President Vinton Thompson Receives a Proclamation from the New York City Council for Extraordinary Service and Contributions to the Haitian Community
On March 2, 2011, Dr. Vinton Thompson, president, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) accepted a Proclamation from New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Mathieu Eugene for extraordinary service and contributions to the Haitian community. Honored for providing support via six full tuition scholarships to Haitian citizens for its Masters of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management program, MCNY is credited with supporting Haiti through its most challenging time. The students are slated to graduate in December 2011 and will support the rebuilding of Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010. MCNY is making a unique contribution by giving these Haitian citizens the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to help rebuild their country. The scholarships cover all tuition, books and fees as well as a “hands on” off-site learning component in Haiti.
“When the earthquake hit Haiti, MCNY’s faculty and staff asked what we could do to help. We realized we were in a unique position to not only help Haitians rebuild their country, we could also provide them with the skills needed to prepare more efficiently for the future,” states Vinton Thompson, President of Metropolitan College of New York.
“On my behalf and on behalf of the Haitian community, I would like to thank Metropolitan College for offering this very important scholarship program to Haitian students with a focus on emergency and disaster management,” states New York City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene. “I believe this opportunity is paramount to Haiti’s reconstruction and preparedness for prospective natural disasters.”