GC Foster College and Centenary University sign MOU for Track and Field certification course

By Sports Desk April 07, 2024

Sports Education is the focus of the collaboration between Centenary University, New Jersey USA and GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport based in Jamaica. The collaboration will feature a Track & Field Coaching 2.0 Certification program being offered this April – June for enrollment in the USA.

This program will see the two educational institutions expand certificate offerings also on other sporting disciplines. The format is in-person and online. Special events like conferences and symposiums will also be part of the agreement.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed mid March by Centenary University’s first African American President, Dr. Dale Caldwell along with the G. C. Foster College Physical Education & Sport, Principal - Mr. Maurice Wilson, OD.

Both leaders were elated at the partnership being sealed and Dr Caldwell said, “this unique partnership broadens Centenary University’s presence in international markets and creates extraordinary opportunities for students at both institutions.” He went on to add that “it also opens the door for potential new NCAA Division III athletic programs at Centenary, including men’s and women’s track and field.”

GC Foster College Principal, Maurice Wilson expressed his appreciation and noted that “The College is continuing on his pathway to developing the best of Jamaica with sport education as one of its core focus. This partnership is a step in the right direction and we know the impact it will create. We are pleased that Centenary is on board with us and we welcome the broadening of our reach and scope of work.”

“The choice to go with Track and Field first, was a no-brainer.” both leaders of the institutions agreed.

The online proceeding was witnessed by a cross section of officials from both institutions.

Managing Director of PPIVOTT, O’Neil Walters is responsible for bringing the two institutions together and he also was online to witness the signing of the MOU.

Walters said, “We are proud of this intercultural partnership in sports education that represents first step action within the broad mission of the brand” said O’Neil Walters, Managing Partner, PPIVOTT. “As we embark on creating brand identity solutions to uplift our people (talents) in key the areas of sports, entertainment and the arts, we will be conducting Jamaica’s first Peak Performance Summit in June 2024 to coincide with the end of the first Track & Field Certification program.”


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