Excelsior and NCUSSA Presidents Aiming to Normalize Club Partnerships
Excelsior Club President, Quinell Ming [left] and the Northern Caribbean University’s Science Students’ Association President, Everton Gregg [right] shares a moment during the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between both clubs on September 28, 2020, at the university’s male dormitory, Cedar Hall.
Photo Credit: Nigel Adriana
By: Suzell Wray
Mandeville, Jamaica- The Northern Caribbean University’s Science Students’ Association (NCUSSA) and the Excelsior Club have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that could see both clubs involved in shared benefits for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The MOU was made official between both clubs during a ceremony on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the university’s male dormitory, Cedar Hall.
President of the Excelsior Club, Quinell Ming told the Hilltop Trumpet that the agreement between both bodies stands as a commitment to assisting each other whenever it is needed, as well as to aid in the current initiatives that are being pursued by both clubs.
“As part of the agreement, NCUSSA has donated a mini aquarium to our club and the Excelsior Club has committed their support to NCUSSA’s barrel drive initiative for charity purposes which will occur later on in the semester,” Ming shared.
The Guyanese national also noted that his decision to form a partnership with NCUSSA came from the need he has seen for more student leadership among clubs.
“The move to form a partnership with NCUSSA came from a place of wanting to see a better quality of general student leadership among member organisations. I think we will operate better as leaders and accomplish more if we work together.”
Meanwhile, NCUSSA President Everton Gregg told our news team that he believes the partnership is imperative, noting that he has observed where a lack of unity among member organizations disrupts the effective operations of clubs in the past.
“I personally believe a lack of unity amongst clubs and societies is one reason we do not receive as much support with our initiatives as we would’ve hoped. The planning and execution of initiatives and projects would be easier under normal instances, however with the coronavirus situation, a partnership would be the most effective way in carrying out those initiatives, not just for NCUSSA but for the Excelsior Club.”
The St. Ann native, who also serves as an animator and graphic designer for the Hilltop Trumpet, also shared that NCUSSA is looking to form future partnerships with the Philmelodia Club and the Humanities Behavioural and Social Sciences Club as time progresses.
Both clubs are listed as member organizations of NCU’s governing body, the United Student Movement.