Supporting The Mico University College
The Mico University College (formerly The Mico Teachers’ College), located in Kingston Jamaica, was founded in 1836 and is the oldest teacher training institution in the Western Hemisphere. With its heritage of welcoming students representing a cross section of the society through its gates, it provides an arena of educational opportunities, transformative in nature, and prepares them to be adaptive to the changing needs of society. After an education at The Mico, the caliber of these professionals is highly developed, and they are now ‘fit for purpose’ to impact lives throughout the world.
The Institution itself has been evolving – programmatically; through infrastructure improvements; and by re-engineering the usage of some classrooms to transform them into state-of-the-art learning centers. However, most of the buildings are still very old and need to be maintained so that it can continue to provide an environment conducive to teaching and learning.
A new entrance was recently built with support from the business community, alumni, and other sponsors. This was a start to bring back a level of prestige to The Mico which also houses the Buxton building which is part of the historic landmarks in Jamaica; and the CARE center for diagnostic and therapeutic services, the only one of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The core values that epitomize the structure within the Mico are: Leadership, Service to Others, Integrity, and Excellence in Performance.
In ensuring relevance, The Mico has been internationalizing its programs and has collaborated with colleges in the United States such as the Morehouse College in Georgia, State University of New York in New Paltz, Connecticut Central University, just to name a few. The college is also in collaboration in places such as Ghana. This ensures that it is providing diversity in education, and also impacting students locally and internationally.
The Mico University College Alumni Association of New York
At The Mico, the needs are great. The Alumni Associations have been working very hard to pay it forward. We have benefitted from this great institution and it is our commitment to ensure it continues to provide teacher education that is second to none.
The Alumni association in New York was established in 1975 with the expressed purpose of supporting the alma mater in any way possible. It secured charitable status as a 501(c )3 organization so that it could better provide resources to the institution. Our support is both financial as well as by volunteering manpower. Our members often travel to Jamaica and collaborate on workshops and lectures at the college and in the communities.
Below are some of the needs that the Association is already assisting with or have identified as requiring support. This can only be possible with your help.