DSC hosts 15th Commencement Ceremony with Dr. Vince Henderson as keynotes speaker

Dr. Vince Henderson will be the keynote speaker. File photo

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Dominica State College (DSC) will host its 15th annual graduation commencement ceremony, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) from 4.30pm.

At this ceremony, the Board of Governors, President, Management and Staff of DSC will celebrate the accomplishments of well over 300 students.

As customary Chairman of the Board of Governors Dr. Ian Lambert will convey the welcome address, Dr. Donald C. Peters will give the customary charge to the graduating class and Minister for Education, Honourable Peter St. Jean is expected to deliver the feature address.

Miss Nadine Riviere, Director of General Studies will preside over the ceremony.

DSC is proud to announce this year’s keynote commencement speaker is His Excellency Ambassador, Dr. Vince Henderson, Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Previously he served as Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and as a Minister of Government and a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2009. Dr. Henderson is also a scholar in Law and Policy from the Northern Eastern University.

A record Forty four (44) students will graduate with honors having obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or above. Outstanding graduates will receive special awards, the major highlights of which is the Valedictorian award chosen on the bases of outstanding academic performance and significant contribution to collegiate life and community outreach and the Highest academic Performer Award for the student with the highest GPA.

The President of Dominica His Excellency Charles A. Savarin and Mrs. Savarin will be the most highly honoured guest at the ceremony.

DSC will live-stream the commencement ceremony on the web via comeseetv. Live-streaming provides family and friends with a wonderful opportunity to view the ceremony in real time from anywhere in the world.

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  1. Anthony P. Ismael: Minister of Free Pampers
    July 11, 2017

    We have a fake PhD Skerrit and now a fake Vince Henderson, PhD. Labor working hard to fool the people yet again. :-P :-P :-P :-P

    • Anonymous
      July 11, 2017

      How about that other Doctor , Philbert Aaron?

    • July 12, 2017

      Just stop. If you don’t like the man or his party that’s your prerogative, but his doctorate is earned academically and real.

  2. bigger
    July 10, 2017

    I am sure that your leader would do well with an “A level”

  3. Scampy
    July 10, 2017

    Apart from serving his masters and himself very well, what has this person done for anyone? Why should we subject our kids to having to listen to this person who sends the message to our kids –

    serve your masters
    screw your countrymen
    let money and position be your God
    stand for nothing at all
    lie, lie and lie again for your masters.

  4. July 9, 2017

    Every big gundy is invited why is my palrep not
    Invited is this a Labour Party graduation ??‍?
    Students don’t be fooled by their speeches
    Skerrit must goooooooo
    Skerrit must goooooooo
    Skerrit must goooooooo

  5. k th jake
    July 9, 2017

    looking a dominica what a joke this place has no real development

  6. DSC Alumni
    July 8, 2017

    Ahh, the man that nearly single-handedly killed our education system. Remember his “Cape is for superheroes” comment? This dude has left 1000s of graduates scrambling for credits (through A Levels) or preventing them from going to top uni’s altogether. But this isn’t about that, he’s going to speak some political diatribe towards the opposition . Vince Henderson: an embarrassment to Dominica in both political and educational aspects

  7. My View
    July 8, 2017

    All style….no substance

  8. ????
    July 8, 2017


  9. July 8, 2017

    What is going to tell them??? Dominica has failed and failed miserable under their leadership, Dominica was once the breadbasket of the Caribbean, now is only passports the can sell and then try to call that progress, development

  10. Tony
    July 8, 2017

    Hello and good afternoon my people. In what subject Mr Henderson holds a Doctorate, I say none. Northern Eastern University is an Online Diploma Mill which was closed down because of fraud . He’s no different than Peter St Jean our alleged Education Minister.

    • Peace
      July 10, 2017

      Had you read the piece it would tell you in what Dr. Henderson holds his degree. Plus, Northeaster University is top ranked university in the United States. I’m pretty sure you could not get in. Anyway, learn more about NEU here: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/northeastern-university-2199
      Or just Google it :lol:

      • Titiwi
        July 10, 2017

        No, it is you who should have read the press release properly. It says that Vince Henderson is “a scholar in law and policy”, nothing about a doctorate. He has a J.D. degree, equivalent to the previous B.A (Bachelor of Arts) degree in law. It is not a S.J.D., equivalent to a PH.D. in law. It is both bumptious and presumptuous to give himself the title Dr.

      • July 12, 2017

        Titiwi, this is false. The Doctor of Law and Policy degree is not the equivalent to a JD, it’s an academic doctorate.

      • Not a PhD
        July 13, 2017

        Henderson’s doctorate is valid. It is from a regionally chartered university and is in the league of a PhD, but is not a PhD. He really should be calling himself ”Mr.” as in the US folks with degrees other than PhD’s who use the title of doctor are generally regarded to be in the league of our own ”Docto” Skerrit of the the Demented University of India.

  11. Green Gold
    July 7, 2017

    Congrats to the graduating class.

  12. dan
    July 7, 2017

    Vince what are you doing in Washington DC except dress nice? What added value are you brining to Dominica in DC? The answer is a foregone conclusion——nada, zero–nothing- 0.

    Go talk talk, talk at the ceremony on July 12. You are from St. Jo–remember Grammacks hit song- ‘parole au bouch ‘

  13. truth
    July 7, 2017

    This sounds like a political graduation ,Hope the school children do not allow themselves to be fooled, already there is no future with labour, , Every political speech should be booed,

  14. %
    July 7, 2017

    Mr Henderson? Is it a Labour party graduation?
    Is he an ambassador,or a politician?My presence,shall be felt,but only after he has garbled his nonsense!

  15. UK Dominican
    July 7, 2017

    Vince Henderson continues to embarrass us. He is not a doctor, he does not have a Ph.D. but the equivalent of a of an English BA.

    • July 12, 2017

      Apparently people here think that if you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth. But it doesn’t, and his degree is an academic doctorate, full stop.

  16. viewsexpressed
    July 7, 2017

    We wish the students well and that thy continue to excel in the career and job prospects. I am hoping that the all move on in their respective studies and a career goals and that one subject of interest that hey should pursue is political science, good governance, and transparency to take this corrupt country under this corrupt Labour leader to a stable country of decency for our up coming young people. Those delivering messages at this ceremony are not role models and we wish that they too pursue courses in good government and not how to corrupt a poor small island and bring ot to poverty.
    I just cannott imagine what hose speakers other than the valectorian, will have to say after their long link and questionable positions which has tainted and tarnish our island.
    You guys are not role models and I urge all graduating students to stay focus and move on to higher heights. Stay away from these bunch of inept so called speakers. The graduation is yours.

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