Representatives of Monroe College, St. Lucia Campus, will be visiting Dominica, October 5-6, 2010.

“The purpose of our visit is to increase awareness about our campus in St. Lucia,” noted the Dean of the St. Lucia Campus, Prof. Ramesh Sinanan.  “We also wish to encourage Dominicans to see Monroe College as a practical choice for their higher education needs.”

Towards this end, the school will hold an Open House on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Fort Young Hotel , Roseau, starting at 6.00 pm.  This will include presentations by school representatives followed by a Question and Answer period.  “We will be prepared to answer all possible questions from our audience, where these concerns are about academics, costs, campus life and living in St. Lucia”, stated Dean Sinanan.  The public is invited.

In addition to the Open Day, Monroe College representatives plan to meet with the Dominica Minister of Education and Human Resources, Hon. Petter Saint-Jean, the President of the Dominica State College, Dr. Donald Peters and also visit secondary schools to inform students of degree programmes available at Monroe College, St. Lucia Campus.

Monroe College is an American education institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  The commission accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.  Monroe is authorized to grant degrees by the New York State Board of Regents.  Its programmes of study are registered by the New York State Education Department.

In 2007, with the approval and blessings of the St. Lucia government, Monroe College, opened its campus in St. Lucia where it offers bachelor’s degree programmes in Business Management, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Public Health and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Already, several Dominican students have passed through the doors of the campus in St. Lucia and there are eight students from Dominica currently registered.

“We value our Caricom students”, noted Academic Dean, Dr. Robert Lewis, “not only because we share historical and cultural ties but also because our Caricom students add to the diversity of the student body in St. Lucia and contribute to the economy as well.”

The college, in fact, will be holding its third graduation ceremony on October 10th.  Over 175 students, including the first cohort of MBA graduates, will receive their Monroe College degree.

Monroe College believes in a practitioner-based model of education. Monroe draws its faculty from leading, academically qualified professionals who often spend their working lives doing what they teach.