Ms. Cheryl Burke was honored for her outstanding contributions to Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) at a naming ceremony held on April 28, 2023. The ceremony celebrated Ms. Burke’s dedicated efforts in establishing a safe and empowering environment for nearly 400 female students at FCCU, and it was attended by esteemed guests including Friends of Forman, former Rector Dr. James A. Tebbe, Rector Dr. Jonathan Addleton, top executives, faculty members, and FCCU staff.
During her address at the ceremony, Ms. Cheryl Burke delivered a heartfelt speech reflecting on her personal experiences at Forman Christian College and its profound impact on her life. Her words deeply resonated with the audience, highlighting the transformative power of education and the pivotal role that FCCU played in empowering her journey.
Dr. Jonathan Addleton, the current Rector, expressed his admiration for Ms. Cheryl Burke, emphasizing that the decision to name Hope Tower in her honor was a testament to her remarkable achievements. The tower, now known as Cheryl Burke Hope Tower, symbolizes the hope it represents for countless generations of women seeking higher education at FCCU. Ms. Burke’s tireless dedication to creating a safe space and enhancing educational accessibility has left a lasting impact on the institution and its students.
The distinguished speakers expressed their confidence that Cheryl Burke Hope Tower will continue to inspire and empower the young women who enter its doors each year. Equipped with knowledge and a strong sense of purpose, these students will go on to make significant contributions to their families, communities, and country, embodying the enduring motto of Forman Christian College: “By Love Serve One Another”