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Clarkson Graduate Business Students' Successful Book Drive Benefits Students In Ghana

This spring, Clarkson University’s Graduate Business Association (GBA) completed a successful textbook drive to benefit business students at the University of Ghana. 

More than 45 current textbooks donated by the Clarkson business school community were sent to the business school library at the University of Ghana earlier this month. The estimated value of the donated books is $2,700.

“The motivation for the book drive was to assist students who may not have access to current textbooks in the field of business and management,” said Mary Graham, business professor and faculty coordinator for the book drive. “Clarkson business students are grateful for the quality of the education they receive here, and they are interested in contributing to the learning of others.”

GBA Chief Learning Officer Rich Shaye, who led the drive, agreed. “Student and faculty response to the book drive was enthusiastic and generous. To me, it really illustrates the sense of community here at Clarkson, and our commitment to share our resources and cooperate with other academic institutions around the world.”

The plan to organize a book drive dates back to a faculty seminar Graham attended last summer at the University of Ghana as part of the Council on International Educational Exchange. Graham met several faculty members from the University of Ghana’s School of Administration who expressed an interest in developing a relationship between the two universities.

Funds to ship the books to Ghana were provided by School of Business Dean Tim Sugrue. “I am glad to support this worthwhile initiative. I hope Clarkson and the University of Ghana can continue to make connections,” said Sugrue.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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