The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) on the 23rd February, 2018, held a send-off luncheon at the Fiesta Royale Hotel to bid good-bye to the School Administrator, Mrs. Stella Dovlo. Present at the ceremony were the Dean of UGBS, the out-going School Administrator, some Heads of Department, faculty, staff and students.
The ceremony commenced with a welcome address and prayer by Mrs. Majorie Beeko. Memoirs were then shared amidst individuals helping themselves with available assorted full course meals. The outgone Business House Junior Common Room (BHJCR) Vice-president, Miss Maxeline Akosua Konadu recounted events of Mrs. Stella Dovlo executing her disciplinary roles and showing motherly love for the student body. Mrs. Majorie Beeko then delivered her memoir, stating the fact that Mrs. Stella Dovlo will not be forgotten by the Business School for her selfless dedication and the diligent execution of tasks over the years. The administrative staff and faculty commended, praised and spoke highly of Mrs. Dovlo as they shared their experiences. Gifts were then presented by faculty, staff and some students to the outgoing School Administrator in remembrance of the time spent together as a team.
The climax of the luncheon was heightened by the heartwarming speech delivered by Mrs. Dovlo. She stated that her transfer was one of the rotational promotions that the University of Ghana organises. She recounted the story of her transfer from the Academic Affairs to the Business School, and down to her time at the school noting that the immense work load and the pressures that came with it "were all for the good of the School. I hope I lived up to your expectations", she said. Mrs. Dovlo served under two deans, but she served longer with Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor. She noted that in challenging times, dialogue was always the way to resolve issues, and that was possible because of the open-door policy she inculcated in executing her work.
In concluding her address, she emotionally expressed her gratitude to all and sundry by iterating that 'Without all of you, the Business School would not have reached its present state. I am proud to be part of the UGBS association. As I close this chapter, let another chapter therefore commence."
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