BETHEL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT VISITS DAYSTAR
On Friday 9th February 2018, the President of Bethel University Dr. Jay Barnes led a team of 22 from the United States of America on a visit to Daystar, Athi-River campus.
The visiting group was hosted to lunch by the Ag. Vice-Chancellor Prof. James Kombo, following an expansive campus tour led by the Corporate Affairs department.
The guided tour saw the guests visit the Agape Library, ICT Complex, Communication studios, Science Labs, Sports fields and the new dam currently under construction where they were hosted by staff, faculty and students.
The Coordinator of the Communication Hub, Dr. Clayton Peel, gave the visitors a feel of the Communication Labs and the Involvement newsroom where the Copy Editor received the team.
Campus Tour for Bethel University ICT Complex. During the Luncheon, which was held at the Lukenya Getaway, the acting Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Prof, James Kombo emphasized the importance of Daystar’s partnership with institutions of higher learning in Kenya and beyond. He particularly mentioned the partnership with Bethel and North Western Universities in the United States. Expounding on the international nature of Daystar University, Prof. Kombo appreciated the presence of international students at Daystar, representing 35 nationalities.
Echoing Prof. Kombo, Dr. Jay Barnes was full of praise for the long-standing relationship that existed between Bethel University and Daystar. He also acknowledged the relationship that has been strengthened through the student exchange program between both universities.
He further applauded the kind of Education Daystar offers to students from diverse nations across Sub-Sahara Africa and the world over. “An African Christian University that provides excellent education is great and wonderful for Kenya, Africa and the world,” he submitted.
The Daystar University Founder Prof. Don Smith gave a brief history of Daystar University and why it was founded, making a call to advance the vision.
Financial Aid Officer Mrs. Jennifer Kinoti affirmed that over 200 students benefit from Daystar University scholarships annually. Three of them gave their testimonies, of how the Daystar scholarship program had enabled them continue with their studies.
In attendance were Acting DVC Academic Affairs, Prof. Bernard Boyo, Ag DVC F &A, Mrs. Phyllis Mutua, Dean School of Science, Engineering and Health, Dr. Martha Kiarie, Dean School of Business and Economics, Dr. Evans Amata, Director Daystar Leadership and Professional Development Institute (DLPDI) Prof, Abraham Waithima, Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager Mrs. Damaris Kimilu, and Senior Campus Administrator Ms. Carol Mwangi. Also present were the University Co-Founders Dr. and Mrs. Donald Smith.
The event was entertained by the Afrizo band led by Mrs. Hellen Mtawali.