Press Room

SSU President and Faculty Strengthen Ties to Universities in the Republics of Liberia and Ghana


ATLANTA–Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford spearheads University Consortium program to bridge the educational gap for Liberia. SSU is an institutional member of the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL), an organization founded by the honorary counsel general for the Republic of Liberia, Cynthia L. Blandford, and the Liberian Embassy in the United States. The purpose of the UCL is to institutionalize a framework through which U.S.-based colleges, universities and other academic-related organizations involved in Liberia.  UCL Program and Savannah State University


President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  welcomes Savannah State University Delegation.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf welcomes Savannah State University Delegation.


Bridging the Gap Initiative 2012

Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford Nash meets with Clark Atlanta University Leaders

Atlanta—In an undertaking  to build capacity and leadership opportunities for two nations, Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford Nash joins a leadership team of dignitaries to launch Bridging the Gap, an educational exchange program. The program will provide students from Clark Atlanta University with real world coursework through business planning and educational training in Liberia. In return, business students and prospective entrepreneurs in Liberia will have the opportunity to access resources through Clark Atlanta University. Click the video link below for more on the  program.

Bridging the Gap Initiative


24th Annual Coastal Georgia VIP Tour 2010

On March 24-26,2010, Georgia Consular Core members from around the state participated in the 24th Annual Coastal Georgia VIP Tour.

Pictured Above: Consul Nash and other Consular Core members speak with a soldier at Fort Stewart.

See Photos from the Tour in the Photo Gallery

The Commissioning Ceremony of Consul Nash

World Trade Center Atlanta hosts the Commissioning Ceremony for incoming Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford Nash

On Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Atlanta World Trade Center, His Excellency M. Nathaniel Barnes, Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, commissioned an Atlanta businesswoman as Liberia’s Honorary Consul General to the State of Georgia. Hon. Cynthia Blandford Nash, President and CEO of Global Strategies for Good, LLC, was named to this esteemed post recently by Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. She is Liberia’s first female African American Honorary Consul General.

Commissioning Ceremony Press Release

Commissioning Ceremony Event Program

Video From the Event

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United for Liberia Prayer Breakfast

On December 5, 2010, the Honorary Consul launched the Liberian Faith-Based Roundtable identifying key projects and initiatives to support the Liberian community, in collaboration with Liberian Ministers Association of Georgia, the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, The Liberian American Partnership Initiative and others.  My prayer is that we will work together, side-by-side, hand-in-hand, to put aside our differences, to “Unite for Liberia”. Please join me in this effort.

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Commissioning Ceremony Event Program

Video From the Event

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International Mission: Greenville-Sinoe County Liberia and Greenville, Mississippi Sign Sister City Trade Agreement

Cynthia Nash at the Greenville Sister City Trade Signing in  Liberia

HIstoric Sister City Memorandum of Understanding Signed

On September 11, 2009, the Greenville, Mississippi and Greenville Sinoe Liberia Sister City International Agreement was signed in Monrovia, Liberia by the Honorary Consul General, Cynthia Blandford Nash, the Mayor of Mississippi’s representative, Ed Johnson, the Mayor of Greenville Sinoe County, Barbara Ann Moore Keah, Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, Senior Senator and Chairman, Sinoe Legislative Caucus, Joseph N. Nagbe, Senator and Vice Chairman, Sinoe Legislative Caucus, Wilfred T. Harris, for the Greenville Development Association and as President of the Liberian American Partnership Initiative, Ambassador Sylvester M. Grigsby, Former Superintendent of Sinoe County and Robert S. Nash, Jr., Partnership Facilitator. Honorable Nash signed on behalf of Ambassador Barnes of the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the Agreement is to further friendly diplomatic relations, enhance cultural and historic understanding and cooperation, and to promote international trade between Greenville, Mississippi of the United States of America, and Greenville, Sinoe County of the Republic of Liberia, the parties have resolved to enter into an agreement of Friendship and Exchange under a Sister City Relationship. Executive Committees have been established to further the work under this Agreement and grant opportunities are being considered.

Project Fistula Liberia

Restoring Dignity to Women

Over the past three-years, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter (The Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter) has been committed to providing resources and support to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia by supporting medical missions, medical supplies and equipment, doctors and nurses in an effort to help restore hope in this war-torn country.  As a former Vice President of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, the Honorary Consul has provided leadership and support in launching this effort. Please contact the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter at for further information.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter and its partners are appealing to the donor community to assist in raising $200,000 to support this effort using PayPal at  Thanks to a generous gift from Delta Air Lines, The Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter has been able to provide over 115 complimentary air line tickets to doctors, nurses, and friends of Liberia to include 10 medical and trade missions, in an effort to help Liberia.