Nov 22, 2018

SSCAAT Christmas Dinner 2018

Vibert Anthony Mahanger R.I.P.

Requesting a school holiday from Governor Alfred Savage
MAHANGER, MD, VIBERT ANTHONY It is with immense sorrow and regret that the sisters and brothers and their spouses, of Dr. Vibert Anthony Mahanger – Yvonne (Claude), Lorraine (Roy), Veronica, Dereck, Barbara (Andrew) and Patrick (Kevin) - announce his passing in Boynton Beach, Florida, on October 21, 2018. Vibert was born on February 29, 1936, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). He was the cherished son of the late Juliette and Joseph Mahanger and much-loved brother of the late Joseph, Romeo, Leonard and Therese Marie. Vibert left BG in 1956 to study medicine in the US. He received his BS from Grinnell College, Iowa and his MD from the University of Rochester, NY, interning at Strong Memorial in Rochester. He was a solo family practitioner in Churchville, NY, for nearly 30 years – sometimes serving three generations of one family. In 2004 he became a Compensation and Pensions physician at the VA Out-Patient Clinic in Fort Myers, FL, where he practiced for some two more years until his retirement. A visionary who foresaw the future of electronic medical records systems, Dr. Mahanger designed and implemented in his Churchville practice his own innovative computer records platform, which he called E-SCALPEL, to reflect comprehensive input from his patients, other doctors, hospitals and health care organizations, thereby maximizing efficient and effective patient care. Vibert was loved and will be missed by many other family members and friends, including his nieces and nephews and their spouses, his great-nieces and nephews, his cousin Patricia (Bert) and his dear childhood friend June Ann.

Visit to Saints by SCCAAT President

Address to students by Mr. Roger Devers

Mrs. Fazia Baksh, Staff, Mr. Chris Fernandes,

Thank you for the opportunity to address the students at this assembly.

My name is Roger Devers and I am the current President of the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association in Toronto.

I am here today to bring you warmest wishes (or should I say coldest) as well as financial support for scholarship recipients as well as funding for new furniture for the upper classrooms and other items, from our association in Toronto.

Our association was started some 25 years ago from an appeal by Bobby Fernandes of the local association to Errol Campbell, a classmate of his living in Toronto. The appeal was for financial assistance to eliminate a major problem of termites eating away at the college. It did not take long for many of the previous graduates of the College to get together to make a difference, when they learnt of the serious issues faced by their old alma mater. Over the years we have provided millions of Guyana dollars to support the College.

Why do we do this? As we grow older, we come to realize that whatever success we have achieved in our lives can be attributed to these most important years that we have spent here. The friends we make become lifelong friends. We may not see them for years, but when we come together again, it was if we were never apart.

So, make friends and help and respect each other. Respect your parents, Teachers and everyone as well as the facility that you attend. Listen carefully and work hard. You do not have to be the brightest in your class to be successful. Many of the graduates from this college have gone on to be successful in their chosen profession, whether as doctors, lawyers, managers, plumbers, electricians, entrepreneurs, real-estate agents etc.

One tip I will leave with you as you graduate from this institution and that is. Network. Join your local alumni association. You will find that “who you know”, is just as important as your qualification in getting ahead in your chosen profession. The previous graduates are more than willing to assist those coming behind them.

Thank you very much and I wish you all every success as you go forward.