October 6, 2022

ICCI students join Cayman Islands Chamber Christmas Clean-Up

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Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 1.02.07 PM(GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS) – Some International College of the Cayman Islands students are making the grade, but this time outside of the classroom. The students participated in the Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Clean-Up. Seventeen students spent hours on a stretch of beach in Bodden Town near Governor Russell Beach doing their part to help beautify the island. By the time students were finished they had collected 20 bags of trash.

“This was such a cool way to have fun, get to know my classmates, and help out all at the same time,” said accounting major Sharmori Richardson. The students divided in pairs combing the beach for garbage. “I was a little disappointed after I filled up my first bag quickly. I kept thinking why anyone would throw around garbage like this?” said general studies student Graziella Abreu. “We have such a beautiful island, with great beaches.
I’m glad I came out to help,” said Abreu.

“You name it. We found it,” said business major Jordan Watler. “Cans, bottles, pipes, and household stuff; I now realize the effort that it takes to keep our natural resources clean,” said Jordan.

“This clean-up is connected to everything,” said Human and Social Services major Paullete McField. “Think about it, biology, tourism, business, and even psychology. Why do people litter in the first place?” said McField. “I think I could write an extra credit English paper from this.”

ICCI President David Marshall said that community service is an important part of learning at the college. “We really do believe that producing graduates who have no exposure to service and civic engagement is not a complete education. In addition to finding meaningful careers and supporting their families, graduates must use their talents to find ways to give back to the community and the country. Service is a way to show that your education has value beyond what you read in a book,” said Marshall. It was awesome to watch these students do their part today, excelling both in and out of the classroom,” said Marshall.
The ICCI Student Community Service Team members: Graziella Abreau
Lauren Daije
George Gorham Derick Johnson Desiree Lawson Karisha Mallari Paullete McField Shaun Morgan Lara Pacheco Collin Redden Kevin Redden
Sharmori Richardson
Selena Ross
Marteca Soler- Bodden Duane Thompson Jordan Watler
Peter Whittaker

Founded in 1970, the International College of the Cayman Islands the Birthplace of Tertiary Education in the Cayman Islands. The College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The International College is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education. This membership is the first step toward international accreditation specifically for ICCI’s Business Programs.

The mission of the International College of the Cayman Islands is to prepare students for career placement and enhancement. The ICCI education instills attitudes, behaviors, sensitivities, skills and knowledge that are essential to life and learning.

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