Knockalva International Alumni Association, Inc., (KIAA)

The Knockalva International Alumni Association, Inc., (KIAA) was registered as a 501 (C) 3 corporation in August, 2021. The primary purpose of this not-for-profit organization is to support the mission, vision, and goals of Knockalva Polytechnic College (KPC). Having identified some critical needs at KPC, we are in the process of building capacity, especially in North America, to embark on a very ambitious agenda to help KPC realize its potential.

Although our needs assessment is still in progress a number of needs and opportunities have already been identified for targeted support and investment. They range from lab upgrades to natural resource management.

One urgent need that has already been identified is support for financially disadvantaged students. KIAA has, therefore, made a commitment to provide scholarships for twenty-five incoming first-year students in academic year 2022-2023. These scholarships are for students with substantial financial need and will cover 50% of the tuition assessed to these students for the academic year. Although this initiative is for a single year, KIAA is in the process of developing additional scholarships for which promising students with need will be eligible to apply after this first year.

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Executive Board:

Dr. Gersham Nelson, Chair/President

Mr. Leon Cummings, Director of Communications

Mr. Carlenton Campbell, Secretary

Mr. Howard McMorris, Treasure

Ms. Hortense Harris-Garvey, Associate Director of Communications