Dr. Robert Ingram to be Honoroed by AFRICANDO

June 15, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

MIAMI—Dr. Robert B. Ingram, vice chair of the Miami-Dade County School Board and assistant to the president for urban affairs at Florida Memorial College, will receive the Medal of Glory at the AfrICANDO 2005 Gala Dinner on Friday, June 17, at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. Second Ave. The reception will begin at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The festivities are part of four days of events connected to the AfrICANDO symposium.

The Medal of Glory is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to human growth and will be presented to Dr. Ingram for his exceptional leadership in education, according to Anthony Okonmah, Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Africa.

“I have long supported AfrICANDO’s mission and objectives, and am honored to receive this prestigious recognition from them,” said Dr. Ingram.

AfrICANDO is a U.S.-Africa trade and investment conference that is used as a vehicle to promote the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA has created more than 190,000 new jobs in the past four years and increased two-way trade to $44 billion in 2004.  

The objectives of AfrICANDO 2005 are as follows: to provide a forum to promote U.S.-Africa dialogue; to discuss U.S.-Africa trade relations; to identify and facilitate trade security regarding efficient movement of goods via African ports; to learn about the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Millennium Challenge Account; to discuss security issues; and to highlight cutting-edge technologies.

For more information, contact Dr. Ingram’s office at 305-995-1334.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail