Walk to raise money for scholarships at ICCI

| 12/02/2014

(ICCI): The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) will hold its 13th Annual J. Hugh Cummings Memorial Walk this Saturday, 15 February. The Walk this weekend will serve two purposes: to honour the memory of the college’s founder, Dr. J. Hugh Cummings, who founded Cayman’s first college in 1970, and to raise funds for the J. Hugh Cummings Memorial Scholarship Fund for students who are in need of financial aid. Limited financial means continue to affect many students at ICCI and the college hopes to raise CI$30,000.
Current corporate sponsors for the J. Hugh Cummings Memorial Walk are: Cayman National Bank, Foster’s Food Fair, Island Taste, Corim Consulting, and Conyers, Dill & Pearman.  All additional sponsorship is welcome.

Students who will benefit from the proceeds are those who need additional assistance with books and tuition or perhaps may not have jobs but wish to continue to pursue or complete a degree in order to prove themselves competitive in the job market.

“We’re living in difficult economic times where it’s challenging to obtain a job without a degree, but it’s equally challenging for some students to fund their own education so they can earn that degree,” said Christine Smith, Director of Academic Affairs at ICCI, “As a society, I believe we all share a certain degree of social responsibility to help one another. I welcome you all to join us as we work toward achieving Dr. Hugh Cumming’s vision of empowering students by making education accessible.”

Suggested donations are $15 per person, which enables participants to receive a T-shirt, and snacks and drinks at the end of the walk.  Meet time is on Saturday morning at 6:30am for registration, with start time at 7:00am. The Walk will commence at ICCI’s Campus, with a turnaround at Pedro St. James. 

Registration forms and payment can be submitted at ICCI.  Registration forms can also be downloaded via the website www.myicci.com or www.caymanactive.com. For additional information or to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Ms. Christine Smith at 947-1100 Option 6 or email christine.smith@myicci.com . 

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