The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, USA, has named the president of Bong County Technical College (BCTC) in Gbarnga, Bong County, Reverend Dr. John S. Flomo Jr., as the recipient of the College of Education and Human Development’s Distinguished International Alumni Award for 2015.
According to Rev. Flomo, the award is aimed at recognizing his “contribution, dedication and service to humanity.”
The Minnesota College’s award recognizes one of its international alumni who have achieved distinction or made significant contributions in the field of education and human development.
In a mail to Dr. Flomo, the Director of Alumni Relations of the College of Education & Human Development, Mr. Christopher Buckley, said the Bong County Technical College president was nominated by Dr. Christopher Johnstone from the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.
The University of Minnesota praised the BCTC president for the dedication and commitment he continues to demonstrate in the education of Liberian youths.
Dr. Flomo graduated with a master’s degree in Educational Policy and Development in December 2007 and later obtained a Ph.D in Education, Policy and Administration on March 31, 2011.
Since he returned to the country, Dr. Flomo continues to contribute immensely to the education sector of Liberia. He has taught and served in different capacities in several institutions of higher learning including as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the African Methodist Episcopal University and Director of the Graduate Program in Education at the University of Liberia, where he also served as an Associate Professor, a statement said.
Dr. Flomo, who is a native of Jorquelleh Administrative District was appointed Interim Head of the Management Team of the BCTC on April 1, 2012, and later, Acting President in 2013.
In May 2014, Dr. Flomo was appointed president of the Bong College by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf due to his diligence and commitment.
Dr. Flomo continues to gain admiration from the people of Bong County for his decision to return to the county and contribute to its human resource development, said the statement.