(Grand Cayman –3 February 2011) Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited donated US$1000 to the International College of the Cayman Islands on 3 February for its library in an ongoing effort to re-build
its book collection to pre-Hurricane Ivan levels.
“We are pleased to support the International College’s ongoing efforts to enhance its library and provide much-needed reading materials and books to its students,” said Rebecca Ebanks of Butterfield.
“Butterfield takes pride in supporting and enriching the Cayman community, and we look forward to
working with the International College.”
The library donation by Butterfield will allow the International College to purchase important books that
students and instructors have been missing in many subject areas including in business, law, history,
English literature and mathematics, explained International College President John Cummings, PhD.
“While we recognize that many library resources are available on the Internet today, there is still a
quantity of research and study that can only be achieved from physical books and reference materials
andthis donation is a tremendous boost to those efforts,” said Dr. Cummings. “I want to thank the
Butterfield Group for their generous support of our library as it plays a critical role in higher education.”
Prior to Hurricane Ivan, the library at the International College had some 18,000 books, attracting
doctoral students from across the Caribbean to conduct their research. That changed in 2004 when
Hurricane Ivan destroyed 95 percent of the library’s books and resource materials. Today, the
International College has less than 3000 volumes as it continues to seek donations and funding to
restocking the library as a resource for students, instructors, researchers and professionals.
“Our dream at the college is to build the facility back up to the point that it not just used by our students
and faculty, but it also be used by the general public as community library in the Savannah-Newlands
area,” said International College Dean Scott Cummings.
“Butterfield has always been an important corporate sponsor for the International College and since this
is a non-profit institution, support from organizations like Butterfield allow the school to continue to
provide a high quality education at an affordable cost,” the Dean said.
International College Librarian Michelle Gray-Williams said: “It is always exciting when we get a new
shipment of books into the library as we slowly re-build our book collection.”