U.S Based University Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree on Vice President Boakai

Thursday, 3rd January 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - The Logos Christian College Graduate School based in Florida, U.S.A has conferred a Honorary Doctorate Degree on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for his sterling contributions to the Church, State and humanity.

“Upon recommendation of the faculty and by the authority of the Board of Trustees, Logos Graduate School hereby confers upon Joseph N Boakai, Sr., the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters with all the rights, honors and privileges thereunto pertaining,” the Degree signed by the President of the College, Charles T. Travis, read.
   
The Degree which was conferred on December 9, 2007 while the Vice President was out of the country, was presented Thursday to Vice President Boakai by a delegation from the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) at his temporary office on 12th Street Sinkor.

Briefing Vice President Boakai earlier, Reverend Moses G. Paye, Pastor of the Rock Hill Evangelical Christian Fellowship said the idea of honoring Liberians for their contributions to society came from a joint committee of Liberians in the United States who graduated from Logos Christian College and in Liberia.  

He said the honor is conferred on Liberians who have contributed immensely to their country especially in the areas of education, Christian ministry and government, and that Vice President Boakai was among four Liberians upon whom honorary degrees were conferred on December  9 last year at a ceremony held at the Christian Evangelical Fellowship in Paynesville.

Presenting the degree to Vice President Boakai, the Program Officer of AEL, Rev. D Emmanuel Williams II, said it was not a flattery that the Vice President was being honored, noting that his selection was based upon divine inspiration.

Accepting the honor, Vice President said he was humbled that God had chosen them to serve the country and other capacities in which they have served. “It is not so much that we do it to seek honors, but we do it merely to be of service to mankind which is the responsibility that Christ Himself has bestowed upon us,” the Liberian Vice President said.
   
He thanked members of the AEL  and the Church in general for their prayers and for the support they have given the Unity Party-led government which he noted, has enabled them to do what God Himself has ordained them to do.

Vice President Boakai assured the AEL officials that the honor would serve as an inspiration for him and other officials to lead the nation to a height that the world all over would know that God has a hand on this nation.