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Vincent V. Adams

Chairman

The Linden Fund

Direct Phone: (905) ***-****direct phone

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The Linden Fund

P.O. Box 101028

Brooklyn, New York,11210

United States

Company Description

The Linden Fund is dedicated to improving the lives and living conditions of Linden residents through health care, education, job creation and economic development initiatives that are based on long term and sustainable projects. Owing to a committed cadre of ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Site Director, Portsmouth Site Office

U.S. Department of Energy


Affiliations

Southern Section Air & Waste Management Association

Board Member


Education

BS degree

Civil and Public Health Engineering

Ohio University


BS degree

Civil and Public Health Engineering

University of Guyana Dr Adams


Bachelor's degree

Civil & Public Health Engineering

UG


MS degrees

Groundwater Hydrology and Geological & Petroleum Engineering

U.S.


Masters' Degrees

Groundwater Hydrology and Geological Petroleum Engineering

Ohio University


Masters' Degrees

Groundwater Hydrology and Geological Petroleum Engineering

University of Missouri


PhD

Environmental Engineering

U.S.


PhD

Environmental Engineering

University of Tennessee


Web References(139 Total References)


About Us | Linden Fund

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Dr. Vincent Adams - Advisor to the Board
The Linden Fund Canada (LFC) (Registered as: Linden Community Education Centre) Address: 3724 Partition Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 8P4, Canada Phone: 905-785-2522 Email: lfc_secretary@lindenfund.org


REWARDING EFFORT AND INITIATIVE: LFU Scholarship recipient Ms Yonnette Walton | Linden Fund | One one dutty, build dam...

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Dr. Vincent Adams, Chairman of the Linden Fund, USA, who was in Guyana in to make the announcement said, "It shows that Linden still has the talent that cries out for, and deserves our help and encouragement.
According to Adams, "the amazing thing about this young lady is that she chose to stay at MHS to do her A-level examinations and that is very impressive. Dr. Adams said the amount offered to Ms Walton may increase based on her additional needs. Ms. Gibson, Ms. Walton , Dr. Adams and Ms. Jenny George Parkinson


An exemplary son of the soil… | Linden Fund | One one dutty, build dam...

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Dr Adams (right) with IMC Chairman Orrin Gordon at the opening of this year's Linden Town Week celebrations.
Dr Vincent Adams is a 'special person' "I really don't care what other people believe about me, it is what I believe that's important. I vividly remember there were times as a youth playing table tennis and cricket at the Mackenzie Sports Club, that I was taunted and booed, because I was from Wismar, and all the other players were from Mackenzie, but I never gave up, as a matter of fact, it made me more determined than ever to succeed. Any kind of negativism lights a fire in my belly!" That is the philosophy of Dr. Vincent Adams, a highly respected engineer, who holds one of the top posts in the US Department of Energy, and who was once just an obscure little boy from the Christianburg community in Linden - Gardenia Street to be exact - where he grew up with his parents and four siblings in a one-bedroom house, through which no less than twenty-three persons would 'pass' during the course of his childhood. As you may by now conjecture, Adams was born with no silver spoon, but his success story defies all the odds and challenges peculiar to those who grow up in the so-called ghettos. His climb up the ladder of success to attain a senior executive position in the United States government, certainly underscores the saying, that it is not where you come from, but where you end up. And most significant is the fact that the foundation for the phenomenal successes achieved by this man was laid right here, where he began his working life as a teacher at the Wismar Hill Primary School, and where he met his beautiful wife, who was also a teacher there. Adams is the proud father of three sons and presently lives with his family in the United States; but to him home is definitely where the heart is, and for this 'hardcore' Lindener, this mining town will always be home. He is presently the chairman of the Linden Fund USA, a US-based charity organisation, which has a local Chapter in Linden. He has held this position for several years now. The organisation is well known and loved in Linden, and thanks to its commitment in the area of health, hundreds of residents in and around the community access free medical services every year, from overseas medical practitioners, who travel to the mining town, under the stewardship of the fund. In the area of education, several children receive backpacks with school supplies on a yearly basis as well, and students who do not possess the wherewithal but qualify to attend the University of Guyana, are sponsored to do so by the fund. As a consequence, Dr Adams visits his hometown religiously every year, to be with friends and relatives, and personally liaise with members of the local Chapter. With his commitment to see his hometown return to its glory days, Adams always exhorts members of the Fund to identify and work on projects that in the long term would benefit Linden. Adams further reminisced, "…there was a young teacher by the name of Cyril Campbell, he was probably about nineteen at the time. Two years later, when Adams was sixteen, his other teacher (Cyril Campbell) took him to Georgetown, and secured a place for him to play in the trials for the under-19 team. An ardent lover of cricket, Adams was the first Lindener to represent Guyana at both junior and senior levels. His cricketing career was however short-lived, with an injury from an automobile accident being significant enough for his life to change course. He subsequently enrolled at the University of Guyana, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Public Health Engineering. Adams later won scholarships for post-graduate studies at Ohio University and the University of Missouri, where he attained his Masters' Degrees in Groundwater Hydrology and Geological Petroleum Engineering respectively, and completed a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Corporal Punishment Adams pointed out that while corporal punishment was never pleasant to him as a child, it definitely made a difference in his whole attitude towards life; and contrary to what is being touted by those 'in the know' he and none of his classmates from the Mackenzie High School suffered any sort of psychological damage, despite the many 'whip lashings'. "There were some famous teachers who ruled by the whip, and when you look at our successes, our very high levels of achievement, I think we were shaped by this form of discipline more than anything else! I mean it doesn't sound too good, but that whip certainly instilled a lot of discipline in us, that is so sadly lacking today." He unapologetically asserts that the general breakdown in discipline and ever escalating violence in schools today have exacerbated with the banning of corporal punishment. Dr Adams is adamant that a country has to first of all have both social and strong disciplinary structures in place, in order to progress. "People are not going to come and invest if there is no law and order and strong institutions." He cited China, which is "on top of the world" now, noting that the reason for their phenomenal progress is that the country invested heavily in education at the right level (primary and secondary) with the result that illiteracy is currently only 9%. prestigious JOBS Dr Adams has held a number of prestigious posts in the United States, among them, the Office Director, US Department of Energy Engineering and Technology and Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency. His first appointment with the Department of Energy, as Office Director, was secured after he was selected from a field of several thousand applicants, which was later tailored to twenty persons who were assigned special projects, and assessed accordingly. Our 'special person' was adjudged the top performer, and subsequently became a Senior Executive. He is tasked with protecting the country's water resources from contamination from nuclear and other energy activities. Dr Adams travels extensively to attend to job related matters, but his annual homeland sojourn remains a highpoint for him. accessible You would probably think that with all his accomplishments, Vincent Adams would be an arrogant personality, but he is the total opposite. He is one of the most accessible persons you are ever likely to meet. Here is a man that's not too big to become watery-eyed, whenever he talks about his mother; a strong woman, who did everything for her children, but couldn't help them with their school work, because she couldn't read and write. Vincent obviously loved her very much; family means a great deal to this man. So, of course, does his beloved Linden. Asked about his position concerning the rumours circulating that the Kashif and Shanghai (K&S) Organisation will be taking over the administration of Linden Town Week, Dr Adams shared his candid opinion. "I would like to say that while the council has done a stellar job over the past several years, in support of the new and inevitable vision for a free market economy, management of Town Week should be transitioned to the most capable private sector company. The local company of K & S is, by all accounts, the country's top promoter, and has a proven track record of running the first and best Town Week to date. So I would have absolutely no problem if they are chosen to manage this most important Linden event." And as an aside, almost an afterthought, Adams concedes at the end of our discourse, "You know, this country has so much potential and it's a real shame that we have not been exploiting this the way we ought to.


News | Linden Fund | One one dutty, build dam...

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Our Chairman Dr. Vincent Adams has made an indelible impression on the hearts of the listening ears at the official opening ceremony having delivered a timely message that touch in the political, economical and social well being of the people of Linden and the wider Guyana.


Executive Officers | Linden Fund | One one dutty, build dam...

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Dr. Vincent Adams


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