What's New in San Luis?
February 2013, Volume IV, issue 2
We were pleased to welcome the president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, to campus this February. She was accompanied by the Minister of the President, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Pedro Castro, and the Minister of Social Welfare, Fernando Marín.
Our general manager, Fabricio Camacho, gave a presentation to the president on the Student Union porch to highlight our efforts to become a leading example in sustainability.
After her visit to the UGACR campus, she and her campanions joined the people of San Luis for the inauguration of the new community center, which has become a great addition to the community with activities for children, fitness classes, and other events.
What else is going on at UGACR?
- Our Academic Programs Manager, Lindsey Stallcup, had a beautiful baby girl on January 29th named Eva Marcela Mata Stallcup. What an exciting addition to the Costa Rica family!
- Our two main construction projects are coming along. The new biodigestor is nearing completion as the pipes are being laid throughtout campus. The new faculty house has a solid base, and the walls are starting to rise.
- We'd like to welcome a new naturalist to campus, Roxann Vistocci. Roxann is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and she was previously a naturalist on Little Saint Simonds Island in Georgia. She went to school at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and recieved a degree in Wildlife Science.
- And lastly, the UGA Spring Semester has met its half-way point. The students took a mid-point trip to San Jose, participated in a rafting trip, and were able to travel to a location of their choice in Costa Rica for a few days. Many of the students were grateful to have some lazy beach days at Manuel Antonio National Park. We are looking forward to what the second half of the semester holds!
Top photo: President Laura Chinchilla stands with Fabricio Camacho in front of the University of Georgia Costa Rica sign during her visit to campus.
Middle photo: President Laura Chinchilla cuts the ribbon during the inauguration of the new community center in San Luis.
Bottom photo: The base of the new faculty house is under construction.
Photos by Kristy L. Densmore