Roberta Brown's Speech at Tubman University's Inaugural - 2010

Roberta Brown, President

Greetings from Marylanders for Progress

Tubman University inaugural celebration

February 27, 2010

Your Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Protocol  has been observed, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I bring greetings from Marylanders for Progress (MFP), an organization founded 11 years ago by sons and daughters of Maryland County as a non-profit, non-political entity registered in the State of Maryland, USA and also a registered NGO in Liberia.

MFP is a founding member of the National Maryland County Association, Liberia (NAMCAL) and has a representative on the Maryland Liberia Sister State Committee. Our paramount focus is to assist in the rebuilding of Maryland County by lending support to the county leadership. We are a team that believes – Together Everyone Achieves More!

Thank you Madame President for your vision and support to the people of Maryland County. Thank you for the reopening of this beautiful institution now Tubman University and for the appointment of a dynamic institution-builder, Dr. Elizabeth Davis –Russell.

To Dr. Davis-Russell, there are no words adequate enough to express our profound gratitude for your commitment, service and leadership spirit you have brought to Tubman University. In your leadership, we see a knowledge innovation zone emerging here in Maryland County, a key element to the development of our human resources which will transform lives and the entire Southeast region of Liberia.

MFP hereby promises to continue its support to the Tubman University and the people of Maryland County. MFP believes to whom much is given, much is expected and we honor that journey with all its challenges believing with God on our side, we will not fail.

May God continue to bless you, President Sirleaf and your leadership of Liberia.

May God bless the people of Maryland County with wisdom, discernment of the spirit to choose unity and peace.

May God continue to bless this great Republic of Liberia.

Thank You.


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