In 2015, EARTH University celebrates its 25th Anniversary and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved with the support of friends like you. In just a quarter century, EARTH has evolved from a regional university committed to preparing leaders from the humid tropics to a global institution with 1,930 graduates illuminating lives in the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.
Today, it is clearer than ever that the world needs skilled professionals who are dedicated to improving the social, economic and environmental health of their communities. In this edition of EARTH Connections, you will meet two such professionals: Laetitia Mukungu (’18, Kenya) and alumna Blanca Rivas (’08, Guatemala), whose ethical and sustainable businesses are making a profound impact in their hometowns.
Ethical entrepreneurship is a pillar of our approach to building a more just and prosperous society, and with good reason—investing in just one EARTH student creates nearly four jobs in the developing world. To date, our graduates have generated employment for more than 6,400 people and provided sustainable agriculture and business training for thousands more.
Even after all this time, I’m still amazed by the transformative power of an EARTH education and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store. Make your gift today and together, we can guarantee that bright students from rural and disadvantaged communities will receive the training they need to become leaders of change for a brighter future.
EARTH University President