Eleven Dominicans graduate with honors from Monroe College

Attendees to the graduation ceremony from left to right - Leandra, Calma, Shani, Sherese, Pheona, Pearl, (front) Rachel, Rubyanha
Attendees to the graduation ceremony from left to right – Leandra, Calma, Shani, Sherese, Pheona, Pearl, (front) Rachel, Rubyanha

Eleven Dominican students who attended the Monroe College based in St Lucia graduated with honors on October 19.

They joined 81 other students from around the Caribbean at a ceremony held at Gaiety on Rodney Bay in St. Lucia.

Seven Dominicans graduate Summa Cum Laude, two Magna Cum Laude and one Cum Laude.

The honors are as follows:

Summa Cum Laude

Leandra Cuffy
Pearl Dover
Rachel Frederick
Sherese Jury
Kimara Pascal
Pheona Samuel
Shama St. Hillaire

Magna Cum Laude

Nisha Bellevue

Shani Jacob

Cum Laude

Rubyanha Bedneau

Another Dominican student, Calma Louis performed exceptionally while Leandra Cuffy obtained the highest GPA in the School of Allied Health Professions.

Eight Dominican students attended the graduation ceremony.

President of the college, Stephen J Jerome during his address said members of the class of 2014 have achieved many honors and can look back on their days at Monroe with a “sense of pride and accomplishment.”

“They are well prepared to either enter upon their career or to continue towards expanded educational horizons,” he said.

Jerome encouraged graduates to assist others to earn their College degrees.

The students graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in various disciplines including Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Public Health/ Health Services Administration.

Four students graduated with Master’s Degree in Business Administration and seven with Diploma in Environmental Health.

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48 Comments

  1. Realist
    October 23, 2014

    Congratulations to all these Beautiful ladies, but DNO what about the ladies who graduated from UWI yesterday? I think they deserve as much recognitions because the work difficulty comparable is bar none.

  2. Kings Hill
    October 23, 2014

    Congratulations Ladies, The sky is the limit. Best wishes in your future endeavours. My advise to you – Don’t believe anyone who says you can’t make it.

  3. Producer
    October 23, 2014

    …and off to the US they go, seeking gainful employment. :mrgreen: Congrats to all of you.

  4. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats to all especially my sister l.cuffy u have make us all proud.

  5. Your Beloved
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats on your achievement Ruby you have made us proud, keep it up because I know you will not stop there until you reaches your goal. Love from all of us.

  6. Mary
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats Ruby Rich great success.

  7. genie
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats ladies….looka ma sweetpea Banna…..great job….now go make some waves……luv u hun

  8. bedneau family
    October 22, 2014

    congrats to all the ladies esp a young and beautiful young woman called Rubyanha Bedneau. Continue to do yourself proud. education is the gateway out of poverty.

    well done again all the graduates.

    • maz
      October 22, 2014

      beadneau family u know that’s not how she spells her name so please write the right thing……but yeah lets big her up

  9. vernnillia cuffy
    October 22, 2014

    congrats to all the ladies especially Leandra Cuffy you all have done us proud and also yourselves!! :-D

  10. Muslim_Always
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats to all the graduates.

    Sad thing is so many educated people in Dominica yet so little or no job opportunities for them. The migration pattern in droves towards “greener pastures” continues with absolutely no vision from any of our political leaders to reverse this situation.

  11. student
    October 22, 2014

    You all will see the men next year . They coming In grand styLe but what u said is true. A majority of Men in dominica rather buy sports car and smoke weed with yhe guys than education. Education comes first . Material things come after .

  12. Catherine
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to all especially my former classmate Leandra Cuffy. I am so proud of you.

  13. NDAPU
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to all, especially Leandra and Calma. Staff of the NDAPU wishes all continued success. This is just the beginning. Let us encourage our men to make the sacrifice. Learning is a life long experience. It does not stop with secondary school.

  14. jus sayin
    October 22, 2014

    OMG congrats to all the students especially ruby!! keep shining hun.. God bless you all

  15. Oh Yes
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations are in order. Where are the men? This speaks volumes for our society. Continue young ladies and wake up young men.

  16. True Vibes
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to my girl Shani Jacob and the other young ladies. I’m so proud of you Shan!!!

    • Shani
      October 22, 2014

      Congrats sis Shani, from the other Shani

  17. much love
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to miss Sherese Jury. continue the good works. God bless you

  18. wow
    October 22, 2014

    Much blessings and Congratulations to Pheona and Shama!!!! from a long time friend based in ny

  19. ME
    October 22, 2014

    Proud of you Miss Shani Jacob!! Job well done!!!

  20. anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    congrats sha

  21. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats ladies …keep moving foward

  22. african queen
    October 22, 2014

    congrats miss Rachel Frederick you did us proud happy for u wishing u all the very best in the future.

  23. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations Ruby!!!!! I’m Crying Right Now!!!

  24. Pampers
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats to my ruby rich…

  25. proud cousin
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats ruby. . . Mwah

  26. Kimberly
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations Rachel Frederick. The sky is the limit….

  27. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    What happen too the boys

    • LABARBABAR
      October 22, 2014

      busy smoking cess and crack, drinking rum and running little woman, stealing and begging

  28. George
    October 22, 2014

    Great, any of the ladies single? As a professional myself I am looking for a native lady to settle with.

  29. Royette T
    October 22, 2014

    This is amazing news!! CONGRATULATIONS to you all! I am so happy to also see a range of degrees. Education was and always will be the key. I hope this serves as continued encouragement for the younger ones to follow your footsteps. Dominica to da world! :)

  30. Abitrator
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats to all of you young ladies. What’s going on with the young men in Dominica. You guys need to start stepping up.

  31. SOUPIAN
    October 22, 2014

    Hey Congrats goes out to all the graduates but specially congratulations goes out to Rachel and Sherese. God will not bless you both with great jobs, where you will shine for his glory!

  32. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats to all on this remarkable achievement. Very impressive Leandra Cuffy. Continue to shine.

  33. Delia
    October 22, 2014

    Well done ladies! Special commendations to Sharma St. Hilaire, Leandra Cuffy, Calma Louis and Pearl Dover.

  34. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    What are Dominican boys/men up to? I keep seeing all these graduating classes and there is a dearth of men in those stories.

    I am a man and I will tell you, with the kind if men we are producing in Dominica, if I were a woman I would rather be a lesbian than be with these useless men we have on the island.

  35. grell
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats ,but sad their is no jobs awaiting you all @ home :cry:

  36. Fact
    October 22, 2014

    Bravo!!!! Congratulations to all the young ladies.. Keep striving for excellence.. Eh Pearlee…. You go girl..Wosh!!! Great job!

  37. Positively Dominican
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to the proud graduates, especially Miss Rachael Frederick. What an amazing achievement! To God be the glory! You mum and dad must be over the moon!!!

  38. Monroe Grad
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats and welcome to the Monroe College Allumni

  39. SUKIE
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to you lovely ladies, God Bless you all continuously, on another note, where are the men, young boys, what is happening to our young men of Dominica, it is always nice to hear good things about our young people but I have yet to read an article where one or two young men have gotten a degree in higher education…..can someone look into this… please help out young men of Dominica…

  40. Serene
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations ladies. I love love love successful young ladies who keep reaching for the stars

  41. famalay
    October 22, 2014

    I doh c no man them man in jail papa

  42. Cecilia V
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations to all especially Calma and Leandra! Great work gals

  43. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    Congrats Pearl and Pheona

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