Six years ago, in 2010, Rev. Dr. Jorge Colón, helped found a university, an incipient university, in the jungle of Peru, along with Sister Rojana Gonzalez. The first group to enroll consisted of 35 students. As time went on, the student enrollment grew, and six years later they have 1,700 students, and seven study areas: Civil engineering, Environmental engineering, Nursing, Education, Bi-Lingual Education, International Business Administration and Agro-Pecuary Administration. In 2014, the Lima-based Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae took over the project, and has very promising plans for future development and expansion. Before this project was available, students had to travel 26 hours to Lima, get room and board there, and suffer many limitations. Now they can study right at home, close to their families, and in a more conducive environment.
This University, located in Nueva Cajamarca, province of Rioja, San Martin Department, Perú, along with the municipality of Nueva Cajamarca, has recently honored our own Rev. Dr. Jorge Colón. The Municipality declared Dr. Colón an Honorary Citizen of Nueva Cajamarca, and the Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae recognized him as co-founder, with Sister Rojana Gonzalez, of the university project.
Rev. Dr. Colón was quoted as saying, “I am happy that the small seed I helped to plant six years ago proved to be an opportune and advantageous initiative for Nueva Cajamarca.”
We would like to congratulate Rev. Dr. Colón for this well deserved recognition. The initiative that Dr. Colón was instrumental in beginning six years ago has positively impacted the lives of many Peruvian students and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.