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Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia signs agreement with Shepherd

ISSUED: 16 July 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University and the Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia in the United States of America have signed a memorandum of understanding that will streamline the admissions process for Gambian undergraduate and graduate students and make them eligible for merit scholarships.

“We are excited and honored to be a part of this wonderful partnership that we hope lasts for many, many years,” said Dr. Virginia Hicks, Shepherd assistant provost for academic community outreach. “We look forward to developing many collaborative opportunities and to welcome students from The Gambia.”

“Today is a great day for The Gambia and I believe for Shepherd too as we sign this important instrument, the memorandum of understanding between the Embassy of The Gambia and Shepherd University, for a high quality, relevant, and affordable education,” said H.E. Dawda Fadera, The Gambia ambassador to the United States. “I believe this affords vast opportunities for both parties, especially The Gambia. This is very important for us and I believe this will enable qualified and deserving members of our youth to get access to higher education at this great university.”

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