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Jim Luce Visits SUNY Maritime College, Founded by His Forebear

Bronx, N.Y. Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., president of SUNY Maritime College, asked Jim Luce if he knew his great-grandfather several times removed Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce had founded the U.S. Naval War College at Annapolis? “Yes,” Jim replied, “My grandmother (Agnes Foote Luce) dragged me there as a child – I know it for […]

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My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

New York, N.Y. “Hi, does the school need English books?” That’s the first sentence I said on a phone call to my English teacher in middle school. Let’s push the timeline back to three months ago. A friend of my dad happened to obtain many books from a bankrupt private library in Albany. As he was […]

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Top Caribbean Institution Initiates Historic Partnership With Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria. A development that can be described as historically significant took place recently when the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) based in Kingston, Jamaica signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding with Nigerian educational institutions that will enhance cooperation between the Caribbean institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. Vice President Osinbajo (centre) received the Delegation from […]

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Luce Addresses Caribbean Commencement on Leadership

Kingston, Jamaica. On November 11, 2018, the latest class of the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica graduated. Dignitaries who spoke at the Commencement included H.R.M. Drolor Bosso Adamtey I of Ghana, Hon. Dean-Roy Bernard, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Secretary, University President Fritz Pinnock, Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information, and Jim […]

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Princeton: Orphans International’s First College Club

Princeton. N.J. Mid-February, cold and wet. Packed onto New Jersey Transit’s rush-hour trains, we were off to organize our first university: Princeton. We began in the dining room at Forbes College, Orphans International Worldwide Officer John Lee, O.I.W.’s U.N. representative Margo LaZaro, and myself. O.I.W. Princeton Club Founder Virginia Maloney at first organizing dinner with OI […]

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UN: Rohingya Refugee Children Denied Education Face Bleak Future

New York, N.Y.  One year after violence and persecution in Myanmar forced the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees, the U.N. Children’s Fund warns of a lost generation of children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, because they are being denied the education they need to carve out a viable future. The warning comes as UNICEF announced the launch […]

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Finally: Colleges and Universities Say ‘Yes’ to Pets

Washington, D.C. When new students leave home for college or university, mom and dad aren’t the only ones left behind. Kimberly Brubaker said she didn’t want to break the connection she has with family members Dino and Mars: her cat and pet snake. “If an animal is part of your entire life, and caring for […]

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In NYC, Marietta College Announces Generous Undergraduate Scholarship

New York, N.Y. On Tuesday, July 24, the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide successfully hosted the 19th Annual Summer Soirée at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens. A bon-voyage potluck party for Young Global Leader participants of the J. Luce Leadership Experience ’18 (Indonesia), the event also marked the 59th birthday of our founder […]

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