Service kicks off UCCI academic year

UCCI will begin its academic year
on a spiritual note.

The University College of the
Cayman Islands will mark the start of its new academic year with an interfaith
service scheduled for Sunday, 12 September.

Parents, guardians and other
well-wishers of the college are invited to join the faculty, staff and students
for the ceremony at UCCI’s Sir Vassel Johnson Hall, at 4pm.

Attendees will share hymns,
scripture readings and prayer. Three brief motivational presentations, as well
as instrumental and vocal musical performances, will focus on various aspects
of the service’s theme, Establishing Priorities.

The event supports President Roy
Bodden’s vision for the college to broadly connect with and serve the community.

“UCCI is an inclusive community
resource that’s open to everyone,” he said.

Mr. Bodden also views UCCI as a
place that identifies and promotes the values of Cayman’s still largely
God-fearing community, a perspective that coalesces with his philosophy of the
goals of education, a press release from the University states.

“UCCI is a place for the
development of the ‘whole man’,” Mr. Bodden said. “While academics, the arts
and culture will always be important components, spirituality must also play a vital
role.”

As a practising Christian, Mr.
Bodden considers it vital to seek an annual renewal of God’s guidance and
blessings as he prepares to lead the institution into the new academic year.

“This is our chance to invoke His
blessings on the school year as well as to worship as a college community,” he
said.

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