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Monroe College to Explore Partnership With Caribbean Maritime Institute

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Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that it will host Dr. Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute and Chairman on the Subcommittee on Education and Training on the Logistics Hub Task Force in Jamaica, on September 20-23.

During his visit, Dr. Pinnock will attend a planning session with executive members and administrators of the college regarding a partnership agreement between the college and the Caribbean Maritime Institute. Dr. Pinnock will also deliver a lecture to students studying business and management, facilitating a discussion on the broad context of supply chain management. The lecture will take place in Gaddy Hall, the newly constructed dormitory and mixed-use building on Main Street in New Rochelle. Dr. Pinnock will also have the chance to dine at the college’s student-run restaurant, The Dining Lab, and will attend the college’s ninth annual culinary fundraising event on the 22nd.

“Dr. Pinnock is an expert in the field of logistics, and his professional experience and astute insights will undoubtedly be relevant and useful for students studying business, management or any field relating to the international community,” said Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, Monroe’s Director of Government Relations and Outreach in the Caribbean. “Logistics is the next gateway to massive development in the Caribbean, and Dr. Pinnock is a notable and timely addition to Monroe’s Caribbean Lecture Speakers Series.”

Dr. Pinnock is the Jamaica Association for Administrative Professionals (JAAP) All-Island Boss of the year for 2013-2014. He is the author of three books, including Marine Terminal Operations & Management, Caribbean Cruise Tourism: Power Relations Among Stakeholders, and Global Maritime Transportation Corridors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica, a Master of Science degree in International Shipping and Logistics from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from the University of the West Indies. Since 1991, he has been a member of he British Institute of Management and the Institute of Logistics and Distribution Management.

Monroe College has a campus in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia and is actively involved in the community. In June, students from Monroe College’s School of Hospitality Management won the annual Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Students Colloquium Championship for their tourism sustainability idea. Earlier this year, Monroe hosted a Caribbean Leadership Forum on crime reduction strategies, attended by the St. Lucia Prime Minister, senior police officials, criminal justice experts and other human services personnel from around the Caribbean. The school’s St. Lucia campus is home to approximately 300 students from St. Lucia and the surrounding Caribbean islands; another 200 students from the region attend the college’s NY campuses each year.

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