Scholarship student Andrew Carbon of Boetica graduates at top of class

Left to right: Andrew Carbon and Christos Koulamas, senior associate dean.

The graduate school scholarship that Andrew Carbon (MSHRM ’10, BBA ’06) received not only influenced his work on his master’s degree but also is affecting the rest of his life.

Carbon, who completed his bachelor’s degree with a dual major in international business and management from the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) in 2006, became the recipient of the Ira Clark Jackson Graduate Scholarship from Jackson Health System. With the funding, he earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) degree from FIU’s Chapman Graduate School in August 2010.

This Ira Clark Jackson Graduate Business Scholar earned a 3.95 GPA, the highest in the group of 25 students graduating at the same time. In addition, during the MSHRM graduation dinner held on August 18, 2010, Carbon received a Citizenship Award as a result of being voted by his classmates as the best all-around student.

“Knowing that someone else was paying for my education had an enormous impact on me,” said Carbon, born in the island nation of Dominica (in the village of Boetica). “I already have high standards for myself but I worked even harder, to be worthy of the scholarship. I cannot express enough gratitude to Jackson Health System for financing my education.”

While doing graduate studies, Carbon continued his employment at Miami Dade College; he was recently promoted to supervisor of admissions and registration at their North Campus, leading a team of 12.

“From the talented FIU faculty, I learned the theory and practices of human resources,” he said. “Every day, I apply that learning on the job.”

Stellar graduate intends to continue chain of giving.

The scholarship Carbon received is named for the late Ira Clark, former CEO of Jackson Health System.

“Mr. Clark was a very charitable person, and I intend to continue his chain of giving,” Carbon said. “Right now, that means giving my time such as being a tutor as well as providing advice and motivation for incoming MSHRM students. But someday it will also mean financially helping others achieve their academic dreams.”

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  1. Boetican in NY
    April 13, 2012

    Reading this story for the first time. Better late than never. Tears in my eyes,Andrew because you know that your brother and mine,David is all smiles up yonder; soooo proud of you.

  2. big mama
    February 27, 2012

    congrats to you Andrew i remember you with your bag of books under your arm it paid off keep up the good work and i know all Boeticans are proud of you like i am,

  3. Edgar Hunter
    September 2, 2011

    Great Work Andrew. Keep flying Dominica’s flag high

  4. Sami
    September 8, 2010

    Uncle Cab i am sooooooooo proud of you … you made my day ..Congrats!!!

  5. claudette
    September 8, 2010

    My Brother, know that I am proud of you.Continue to reach for the sky.You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love!

  6. jungle boy
    September 5, 2010

    congrats sir.. uncle cabs must b very happy… keep up your good works..

  7. Dr.Dublin
    September 5, 2010

    Congrats in order bro,you continue to carry the flag high,sure shows that little villages can ,has and will continue to produce distinguished personalities—-will surely pop a champagne on that

  8. Andrew Carbon
    September 4, 2010

    @Lloyd Pascal: Thanks Saca, I feel good for DA and Boetica. It is not about me, but about the preparation I got first in Boetica and Dominica on a whole.

  9. Andrew Carbon
    September 4, 2010

    @kento: Hey Kento, thank you, I heard you are doing good for yourself also

  10. Andrew Carbon
    September 4, 2010

    @don corriette: Hey DOn Thank you

  11. Sensible Dominican
    September 4, 2010

    Very proud of you, big up to all south east achievers

  12. Delices Passe
    September 4, 2010

    I do not know you but well done!! Congrats! You are not only make Boetica proud but you are standing as an inspiration to many Dominicans.

  13. Valda Bruno - Durand
    September 4, 2010

    WOW that is great news, i know this guy am touched, All the best and keep up this great work.

  14. Petro
    September 4, 2010

    Hey Carbon

    Well done! Congratulations are in order, keep reaching for the stars.

  15. cess
    September 4, 2010

    just outstanding. congrats my brother you deserve it!

  16. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    Kennedy Avenue Family – opposite the Ministry – days of old

    Hey Andrew

    Great Work. We are soo proud of you. Continue to strive for the very best.

    Regards to your family

  17. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    I must endorse this congratulatory message my dear friend we all are proud of your great achievement. There are more men from Boetica who have the potential, they should use you as a mentor. encourage those from your village who remained comfortable at their level and are afraid to try. It is a huge sacrifice which can be paid off with courage. Please make sure you give God the praises always…..

  18. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    Heyy Thats my Uncle LOL

  19. Monica Lecointe
    September 3, 2010

    Congratulations are in order Andrew.

    Remember those days at the Dominica Grammar School. You’ve worked hard, you deserve this milestone.
    God bless you

  20. September 3, 2010

    very very very very very very very proud of u!
    keep that star blazing!

  21. Peter Carbon
    September 3, 2010

    Hi Carbs
    Congratulations! I am very proud of you. You have great laeadership potential. Go for it, make us proud.

  22. Andrew Carbon
    September 3, 2010

    Thank you to everyone for the kind words. I am 100% Boetican, 100% Dominican and I am happy when I can contribute to making my village and country proud. Thank You

  23. Eyes Wide Open
    September 3, 2010

    Wow, great story. This man is a great inspiration to the young minds who want to go out there and achieve success. Keep it up sir.

  24. don corriette
    September 3, 2010

    Great work my friend very proud of you; You were always a high achiever not surprised; keep up the good work.

    Lesson to all of us hard work and dedication pays;

    God Bless

  25. southeast
    September 3, 2010

    Well done!! Congrats!!hard work pays off. Wise men came from the east.

  26. kento
    September 3, 2010

    Yes Andrew….
    congrats… knowing you this is no surprise….you are always tireless in your pursuit and that result demonstrates your commitment to success. May the good God continue to bless you.
    As Lloyd Pascal, am glad that too, you made the world know you are from the village of Boetica. I am proud of you.

    September 3, 2010


  28. Ruby
    September 3, 2010

    Congrates cabs, i always knew you had it in you, remember our CPA days at UWI? am sure Lyndell and Thomas share the same; keep it up bro, we’ll meet some time; will look you up when I pass by FIU.

  29. GEMM
    September 3, 2010

    Carbon, I am so proud of you. You taught me well, so why I’m I not surprised.

  30. Sonia Williams
    September 3, 2010

    Hey Carbs
    Congrats are in order. I always knew you were meant for great things.
    I am sooooooooooooooo proud of you.
    Keep up the good work. Give my love to the family

  31. Lloyd Pascal
    September 3, 2010

    Congratulations My Friend. I am so Proud of you. The fact that you let the world know that you came from Boetica makes me glad. You know that All people of Boetica no matter where we are Celebrate with you this very important milestone.

    Do your thing My Brother. All Power to you and Yours


  32. edgar Hunter
    September 3, 2010

    Andrew great work. We was always a very hard worker. You did a lot while you were at DPSU.

  33. Dr.Finger
    September 3, 2010

    Very well done my boy. The Houston massive is very proud of you. Keep up the good work and remain grounded. Hollering all the way from the Middle East…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  34. Anonymous
    September 3, 2010

    we are proud of you bro!!!

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