On September 28, the official event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of IUCA took place in Tokmok city.
Within the framework of the celebration of IUCA’s 10th anniversary, a solemn ceremony of placing a «time capsule» was performed. It contains messages to future IUCA students in 2028. This action is part of the beginning of a new stage in the development of the university — the construction of a new IUCA campus. Representatives of the Kyrgyz President, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, embassies, international organizations, local authorities and the media attended the event.
During the ceremony, the Provost of IUCA, Camilla Sharshekeeva, the head of the Department of Civil Development, Religious and Ethnic Policy of the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mira Karybaeva, delivered welcoming speeches. Karybaeva noted that the creation of modern educational institutions outside the capital is very important and symbolic step toward the future, especially in this, the Year of Regional Development. Also Tokmok Mayor Daniyar Amangeldiev expressed gratitude to all those who support this endeavor and added that a new era is opening: the education sector is a new sector of the economy, and today it is one of the engines of growth. He thanked to the founders of IUCA for what they have done. He said that this educational cluster will present a new face of the city.
The ceremony was also attended by US Deputy Ambassador Brian Stimmler, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IUCA Butch Rafferty, who wished that IUCA would continue providing an education based on the moral and ethical standards that Captain Yang spoke about many times when he founded IUCA.
IUCA President John Clark read out a message to future students who will study in the new campus, with the wishes that the launch of the new campus will improve the quality of life in the city of Tokmok. The construction of the new IUCA campus will be the starting point for the creation of a much larger campus in Tokmok, which it is hoped will be able to host more than 5,000 students.
Here is the video link for the ceremony of placing a «time capsule»:
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