Finding What Matters
Institutionally or personally, our customary course of life sank with the surging of COVID-19. The students we serve, our professional colleagues, our families and friends, even our very schools,
all struggled in some way to lash together a seaworthy way of life. Amidst challenge and chaos, partnerships and innovations arose to help us function. Should we now set upon the routine
ways? Have new paths arisen? Before setting a course, let us tarry.
When embraced, they sharpen our focus to reveal what is essential in life. What is my role as an educator? Blessed struggles can refine our priorities which direct our lives to greater wonder or to a more noble engagement of our distressed human communities. Some persons and schools will arise from hardship with deeper insight and clarity, mission and ardor. Are we amongst them? Let us look through the storms, personally and institutionally, to find what matters.
The Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) was established in the late 1980s to link Belize with the United States and other countries for the purpose of strengthening and expanding their capabilities in higher education. In 2014, the consortium was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
John Paul II Junior College is a tertiary institution in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize, offering a two-year associates program that engages students in a profound dialogue with the greatest thinkers in the history of Western civilization and promotes an authentic Catholic culture on and off campus.
We acknowledge and appreciate the dedication and work of the collaborative committee of John Paul II Junior College, without which, this event would not be possible.
Ms. Sintia Albeño
Ms. Natalie Gallatin
Dr. Lydia Loskot
Mr. Andrew Meluch
Ms. Gayle Ozaeta
Mr. Giovanni Pinelo
Mr. David Ruiz
Fr. Beau Schweitzer, SOLT
Mr. Justin Vera