The Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) on July 12 announced that Manor College has been accepted as a member organization of the UCCA National Council. The highest ruling body between UCCA’s quadrennial conventions, the National Council comprises over 20 national Ukrainian American organizations.
On June 15, members of the UCCA National Council gathered for their biannual meeting to develop and approve the UCCA’s plans of action and activities of its Executive Board. Presided over by National Council Chair Stefan Kaczaraj, who is president of the Ukrainian National Association, the meeting of representatives of Ukrainian American organizations and local UCCA chapters heard reports from various Executive Board members and committee Chairs.
The high point of the afternoon was when, on the recommendation of the UCCA’s Membership Committee, which is authorized and required to review each applicant for membership, the National Council unanimously voted to admit Manor College as its newest member organization.
Founded in 1947, Manor College is a private, Catholic, co-educational, independent institution of higher learning founded by the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Basil the Great. Originally chartered as a junior college, today’s Manor College offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, reflecting its growth, expansion and place in the Philadelphia suburban community.
As an institution of higher learning with ties to the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Manor is committed to preserving its spiritual and ethnic heritage and believes that personalized education in the Judeo-Christian tradition generates a commitment to a peaceful world, which inspires confidence in the present and hope for the future.
“As UCCA continues to work towards unifying the Ukrainian-American community, I am delighted to welcome Manor College as our newest member organization, and look forward to their active involvement and to the many contributions they will make,” said UCCA President Andriy Futey.
“I would also like to thank UCCA’s Philadelphia Branch for its leadership in working with Manor College. It is a prime example of how in working together we can wield much more influence on the political process in the United States, and have a greater ability to assist our vibrant community and our brethren in Ukraine,” Mr. Futey added.
Reposted from The Ukrainian Weekly