Dominican student graduates with highest academic award in Information Technology

Aretha Cadette-Dublin graduated Summa Cum Laude
Aretha Cadette-Dublin graduated Summa Cum Laude

Aretha Cadette-Dublin, a past student of the Convent High school and Dominica State College, distinguished herself by attaining a near perfect GPA (3.949) and graduated from Monroe College with the highest Academic Honor – Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.

The graduation ceremony was held in October, 2016 at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa& Beach Resort, Gros Islet, St. Lucia.

The Bachelor’s (BS) degree program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) focuses on developing employable technologists. Monroe teaches students to apply what they have learned and to be adaptable in a constantly changing technological world.

Aretha Cadette-Dublin received the highest GPA in the faculty and was graced with the honor to bear the Faculty flag for the graduation ceremony.
She was twice on the President’s List (Fall Semesters of 2013 and 2015) and awarded certificates for such achievement. To be placed on the President’s List, which is the highest honor list, a GPA between 3.80 and 4.00 has to be attained. Initially the duration of the program was four years but with determination, perseverance and unwavering faith in God, she completed the program in two years.

The present employee of Governments Treasury Department attested to guidance from God and support from Family and said, “I am very grateful to God for this achievement, I am thankful to my loving and devoted parents (Davidson & Hazel Cadette), siblings (Vivian Jeremy, Tyron & Tyler Cadette) and my beloved husband (Lenin Dublin) who supported my dreams and encouraged me throughout my program”.

She continued, “I want to encourage everyone who may be in doubt in furthering their education, while in the process of getting your degree you may be overwhelmed, there will be days when you definitely feel like giving up, throwing in the towel, but guess what, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t forget God in all of this: pray, put God first, prioritize and surround yourself with like-minded people, persons that are winners and set themselves up for success, encourage yourself through positive affirmations, and trust God to get you through. God does all things well and I am a testimony to that”.

Several other Dominican students also enjoyed this momentous occasion and were awarded honors at the Commencement Ceremony.

Among those who achieved and received Academic Honors are, inter alia:


– Aretha L Cadette
– Jeanna Elwin


– Kayode Ducreay


– Shahida Cruickshank

Cadette-Dublin with Monroe College Emblem
Cadette-Dublin with Monroe College Emblem
Cadette-Dublin with parents: Sgt. Davidson Cadette & Hazel Cadette
Cadette-Dublin with parents: Sgt. Davidson Cadette & Hazel Cadette

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  1. ???????????
    November 16, 2016

    Congratulations to all the others who did well too. God bless you all.

  2. ???????????
    November 16, 2016

    Congratulations Aretha. Motto put God first and he will see you through. Praise God. Hazel and Daddy are proud parents. Train up a child in the ways of the Lord and they will not depart from it is a trueb adage. We rejoice with you.

  3. In support of the youth
    November 15, 2016

    Well done Mrs Dublin you have done your family and Dominica proud. I also wish to congratulate Lenin, I sure that he gave his support throughout.

  4. November 15, 2016

    Congratulations in order, when we associate our sucesses, and achievements, with the True Blessings from God, it just keeps comining. The only true legacy of any parent is the one they handed down to their Children to continue after the trail has beeen Blazed. The sky is the limit, shoot for the Stars.

  5. kimberly
    November 15, 2016

    Congrats boo

  6. follower
    November 15, 2016

    Congrats to you all on your hard work

  7. Shanna
    November 15, 2016

    Congrats! These aren’t all of the students who graduated with honors. There we several other students who attained even higher GPA’s and there names are not listed

  8. kisses
    November 15, 2016

    wow excellent..

  9. Anonymous
    November 15, 2016


  10. Truth
    November 15, 2016

    Mrs. Cadette-Dublin, congratulations to you… I know that your parents, husband, your little son, siblings and extended family must be very proud.

    To the other Dominicans who did well… Congratulations to all of you. Well done.

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  12. November 15, 2016

    Congrats .Great achievement,you raised the bar for others to follow

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