Liberian ambassador to give GGC Commencement address
The Republic of Liberia Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh will give the keynote address at Georgia Gwinnett College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony. More than 420 students who have earned their degrees will graduate on May 14 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the main lawn of the campus.
“It is the overall mission of Georgia Gwinnett College to produce graduates who are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world,” said GGC President Stas Preczewski. “Having Ambassador Sulunteh address the spring graduates is fitting in light of the college’s emphasis on internationalization. We are committed to offering opportunities that contain substantial breadth and depth of international content, which provides students with broader global awareness and perspectives.”
Sulunteh is a prominent Liberian politician, administrator and professor. His career in the areas of administration, teaching and politics spans more than 30 years.
Due to his hard work, dedication to duty and patriotism, Sulunteh has risen through the ranks from a humble beginning as senior commercial aide at the Bong County Agriculture Development Project in Bong County, Liberia, in 1981.
Since then, he served as: project coordinator, Friends of Liberia; accounts service representative, Royal Bank of Canada; financial aid advisor, York University, Canada; and associate vice president for Planning and Development, Cuttington University, Liberia.
Following her inauguration as Liberia and Africa’s first democratically elected president in 2006, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed Sulunteh as minister of Transport from 2006 to 2008. He also served as minister of Post and Telecommunications from 2008 to 2010, and as minister of Labor from 2010 to 2012.
Due to his wealth of experience and proven service, President Sirleaf appointed Sulunteh as ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to the United States of America in 2012.
Ambassador Sulunteh also was an economics professor at two of Liberia’s highest institutions of learning, the University of Liberia and the Cuttington University. He holds a master’s degree in economics from York University in Toronto, Canada; a master’s of public administration from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a bachelor of science in economics from Cuttington University College in Liberia.
For more information about GGC’s Commencement, please visit http://www.ggc.edu/academics/commencement-landing/.