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J. Sargeant Reynolds President Welcomes the Hinche Scholars

September 19, 2011

It’s not every day that a student has the chance to meet the president of his college. But today our Hinche Scholars joined J. Sargeant Reynolds President Dr. Gary Rhodes for a welcome/meet-and-greet luncheon.

Our special thanks go out to Dr. Rhodes and all the staff at JSRCC who have worked so hard to help us with this endeavour. The Hinche Scholars Project and the I Have a Dream Foundation of Richmond are proud to be partners with such an important community institution.  For the past month, four displaced students from Haiti have been thoroughly enjoying their ESL classes at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The Hinche Scholars Meet JSRCC President (From L to R) Frandy, Lude, Dr. Gary Rhodes, Suze, Berry, and Andy Thornton
The Hinche Scholars Meet JSRCC President (From L to R) Frandy, Lude, Dr. Gary Rhodes, Suze, Berry, and Andy Thornton

As Hinche Scholar Berry Riche remarked, “…day by day we are learning more and more English. When we say ‘thank you,’ those words are not enough to express our appreciation.”

 
These four young Haitian students are off to a great start with five weeks of classes now under their belt. With your help, their educational dreams are finally becoming a reality. Please continue to support us in any way that you can. We have a long list of needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We are currently looking for: cold weather clothing, food/grocery donations (gift cards as well), volunteers to help with  tutoring, conversation, and transportation. We are always in need of financial support as well, so please visit our official IHAD website for donation info at www.ihaveadreamrichmond.org. Thanks so much!
 

 

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