Albany State University Seeks Global Partnership in Belize

Albany_State_University_Academic_SealAlbany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, is cooperating with officials representing higher educational interests in the Central American nation of Belize to expand educational opportunities for faculty and students in both countries. Representatives of Albany State’s Office of Global Programs recently met with officials from two-year and four-year colleges, and universities in Belize to discuss enhancement of faculty and student exchange programs, research collaborations. and joint grant projects. During the 2015-16 academic year, eight Albany State University students studied abroad in Belize.

Among the higher educational institutions in Belize participating in the discussions were Galen University, Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College, Sacred Heart Junior College and Independence Junior College.

mondsKathaleena Edward Monds, co-director of the Center for Economic Education/Small and Minority Entrepreneurship at Albany State University, stated that “internationalization is crucial to creating a more prepared faculty and student with an understanding of the cultural context of teaching and learning.”

Dr. Monds is a computer science graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in instructional technology from Wayne State University in Detroit. She also earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

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