Dominicans graduate during UWI Open Campus ceremony in Antigua

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On Saturday October 10, 2015, 17 of the 38 Dominican graduates of the Class of 2015 of University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica attended the institution’s Presentation of Graduates Ceremony at the St. Johns Pentecostal Church (SJPC), House of Restoration Ministries in St. Johns, Antigua.

All 17 students were awarded Undergraduate Degrees.

Satra Thomas (BSc Management Studies), Melisa Massicot (BSc Banking and Finance Special) and Casmine John (BSc Management Studies) graduated with First Class Honours.

The graduates celebrated their achievements in the presence of Heads of State and Government officials of the English-speaking Caribbean, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, members of the University’s Executive Management, other highly placed University and government officials, as well as their family and friends.
The other Dominican graduates at the Ceremony are as follows:

Alliane Abel
Mahailia Alexander
Shirmanda Anselm
Athline Baptiste
Shanica Bogeart
Derrick Cuffy
Evalina Emanuel
Kristelle Fagan
Kendra Green
Casmine John
Maryana Lugay
Mellisa Massicot
Leroy Morvan
Kesha Ryner
Kurshner Telemacque
Satra Thomas
Nikkie Williams

The UWI Open Campus is the youngest campus of the 65-year-old University of the West Indies and was formally launched in Antigua & Barbuda in June 2008. The UWI Open Campus offers multi-mode teaching and learning services through virtual and physical site locations across the Caribbean region.

There are currently 44 site locations of the Open Campus in the English-speaking Caribbean.

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27 Comments

  1. mama g
    October 15, 2015

    congrats to all the uwi graduates well done especially fagan ryner and abel

  2. October 15, 2015

    Congratulations Dominican UWI Graduates of 2015 :!:

    Dominica can be proud of its focus on education, and those who have received their degrees. Not to be forgotten are the parents who fostered in their children a love for learning and helped them reach their goals.

    I hope a significant number of the grads will find suitable jobs in Dominica. Their elders don\’t want to lose
    them now. Let some at least be found building the Dominica of tomorrow, and let none forget their roots!

    Best wishes and blessings to all. :lol:

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  3. CONSCIOUS
    October 15, 2015

    The ladies must enouage the men. They need husbands that are compatible with them. You do not want a fool for your husband. Just saying

  4. Yellow
    October 15, 2015

    Congrats Aunty Kendra.Cheche is very proud of you.You can only go up from here.Reach for the stars.

  5. October 15, 2015

    CONGRATULATONS UWI graduates :!:

    Dominica can be proud of its focus on education and their young people who are earning degrees. Much should be said in praise of parents who help their children understand the value of an education and encourage them to stay in school.

    Among these will be those who have the aptitude and means to continue and earn advanced degrees. Let them be encouraged to do it, and become the best they can be. We only pass this way once.

    From my perch up here in Canada I find myself hoping a significant number of these grads will find suitable jobs in Dominica. Safe to say their elders don\’t want to lose them and Dominica needs what they have to offer. :-P

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • October 15, 2015

      :oops: Sorry about this. Something malfunctioned. I thought my comment had been lost so I did it again.
      When I posted the second one they both appeared on the screen.

      Sincerely, Rev. Don.

  6. HJW
    October 15, 2015

    Congrats Nikkie Williams!
    On another note, where are the men? Two men out of a sea of women is shocking and disappointing.

  7. Business Minded
    October 14, 2015

    OMG. Brothers can’t you see a problem out there. This problem permeates and transcends all the countries where there are Black men. What is wrong with you guys. Please get an education to represent like the sisters. Damn……..

    • Educated Man
      October 15, 2015

      Almost the equal number of men graduate from other universities yearly..UWI and Monroe graduates especially here will have more females because the programs offered are limited and catot mainly to women. More programs need to be offered..Engineering, Aviation studies etc..congrats to the women and men

  8. Shaka zulu
    October 14, 2015

    Congratulations to you all. Cannot help but notice every year just a few men seek higher learning. Shame on you fellas. They priority seems to be out of whack.

  9. Patriotic B
    October 14, 2015

    This article brings smiles. Congrats to all. We are Diminica strong

  10. TCS
    October 14, 2015

    Where are the fellas? The young guys have to step their game up!

    • Heartfelt
      October 15, 2015

      I was thinking the same looking at the pic

  11. Wife of an Officer
    October 14, 2015

    Welcome alumni sisters. Don’t stop with the first degree. Seek education from the cradle to the grave.

  12. Evalina Emanuel
    October 14, 2015

    I wish to congratulate all the other graduates. May you continue to strive for higher heights and translate those degrees into successful careers. All the best.

  13. October 14, 2015

    Does that not tell us something about our young men in DA. How many of them are named in the graduates list. The women are gaining their independence and leaving the young men behind, I wonder why that is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. huuuuuuummmm
    October 14, 2015

    Kesha Ryner I am looking at you

  15. Putag
    October 14, 2015

    Congrarulation for achieving your degrees but am sad to tell u that u are in the wrong country. A country that dont even recognize persons with degree. Everything is politics. Better u all travell and get the money u deserve for your degree. Dominica is just a waste of time.

    • no man!
      October 14, 2015

      Omg ST-U already! Forever negative

    • Delia
      October 14, 2015

      Having a degree is not always about money. Some people want to be able to do their tasks better. Therein lies self satisfaction. Travel to develop someone else’s country and then cry the Dominica is just a waste of time> No way Jose. Proud to be Dominican!

  16. yay!!
    October 14, 2015

    Whoooosh!! Congrats to all graduates….especially MARYANA LUGAY!!!! Congrats on your accomplishment. Reach for the stars!!

  17. Bawi Bawi
    October 14, 2015

    Congrats Casmine. The sky is the limit. Continue the good work.

  18. hmmmmmm
    October 14, 2015

    wats the diff between dominica uwi and antigua uwi? just asking

    • smh
      October 14, 2015

      There is no difference. These islands all fall under the UWI Open Campus. Just different ‘branches’ so to speak.

    • Confused Reader
      October 14, 2015

      No difference. Read the very last line of the article. Dominica and Antigua are just one of 44 sites. The graduation is held on a different island every year. Last year was St. Lucia, this year was Antigua.

      • hmmmmmm
        October 14, 2015

        ohh ok, thanks, i understand.

    • eheh
      October 14, 2015

      Every year UWI holds its regional graduation ceremony for the Open Campus in a different Caribbean country. Antigua was selected this year.

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