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St. Augustine’s University President makes call on Acting Commander Defence Force
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Feb 9, 2020 - 5:20:37 PM

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RBDF Photo shows: Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, President of St. Augustine's University exchanging pleasantry with the Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King on February 7, 2020, following a courtesy call at the Defence Force Base. (RBDF photo by Marine Seaman Wellington Ramsey)

Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF) - Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, President of St. Augustine's University paid a courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King on February 7, 2020 at the Defence Force Base.

Dr. Faulcon was accompanied by Mrs. Bernadette Smith, Local Alumni President of the school. During their visit, they were also introduced to the RBDF’s Executive Command, following which, both parties discussed matters of interest interest.

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, St. Augustine's University is seeking to partner with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to present educational opportunities for induvials in an efficient and cost-effective manner through scholarships and also with the approval of a proposed accredited online educational learning platform. This initiative hopes to reduce the cost of obtaining an educational degree, thus encouraging members of the Defence Force with educational opportunuties.

On completion of their visit, both parties exchanged pleasantries and agreed to further discuss the possibilities and benefits, seeking the approval of the Ministry of National Security.

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Photo shows: From left: Commander Henry Daxon, Executive Staff Officer; Lieutenant Commander Michael Hanna, Human Resource Officer; Mrs. Bernadette Smith, Local Alumni President; the Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King; Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, President of St. Augustine's University; and Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux, Training Officer, RBDF. (RBDF photo by Marine Seaman Wellington Ramsey)

Both Dr. Gaddis Faulcon and Mrs. Smith are former Alumnus, having graduated in 1974 and 1987 respectively. As the world continues to develop as a global community, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force values the relationships of its international partners.

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