Hennepin Technical College was honored to host His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of Liberia. During the visit VP Boakai met with HTC president, Dr. Cecilia Cervantes, Dr. John O’Brien, president of North Hennepin Community College (NHCC), and Dr. Kate Maguire, superintendent of school district 279 on Tuesday, September 4. VP Boakai toured HTC manufacturing programs and met with currently enrolled Liberian students.

Discussion during the visit focused on the help Hennepin Technical College could provide in resurrecting the Booker T. Washington Institute, a Kakata-based technical institution that was largely destroyed in the 14 years of civil war.

It is well understood by VP Boakai that there is a large population of Liberians living in Brooklyn Park. The visit was seeking expertise in the rebuilding infrastructure, institutions and peace in the west African nation.

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Last updated by jlaabs : 2012-09-20 17:01:20