Twelve Dominican students graduate from Midwestern State University

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Twelve Dominican Students earned degrees at Midwestern State University’s May Commencement exercises. They were among thirty Caribbean students who “walked the stage” in the bi-annual event.

Warren Guiste stole the show at the awards dinner having earned summa cum laude honors and a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy.

Sherma Proctor earned magna cum laude honors with a bachelor of business information degree specializing in MIS.

Denise Laurent earned cum laude honors and a bachelor of business administration specializing in management.

Kerris Shillingford earned cum laude honors and her bachelor’s of science degree in interdisciplinary studies specializing in special education.

Denzel Coipel and D’Elle George both earned a bachelor’s of science degrees in biology with chemistry minor. Gem Eloi earned her bachelor of science in biology with a psychology minor.

Pearl Anthony, Tarina Simon and Bradley Warrington all earned bachelor of business administration degrees.

Masara De Touche MBA

Recardo Christopher BBA in Accounting with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Magna Cum Laude

Erine Fontaine, BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude

Everlina Jn Phillip BBA in Accounting

Samara Stedman BSc in Biology, Magna Cum Laude

Keynote speaker, for the event was St. Lucian professor, Dr. Tesa Leonce, herself a graduate of the Caribbean program at Midwestern State. Dr. Leonce, who began the program in 2002, reminded the students that she was once one of them, and that they should set their sights on higher goals.

Over 250 Dominican students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995 and seventy-two students are currently enrolled. Fifteen new students from Dominica will be accepted to Midwestern State University in August 2016, and will be part of the over 1200 from the Caribbean who have been recruited in the twenty- three year history of the program.

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35 Comments

  1. May 26, 2016

    PROUD,JUST PROUD!

  2. another
    May 23, 2016

    who sent this to DNO?

  3. UK2DA
    May 23, 2016

    Congratulations to All ! Especially Pearl, from her Aunty and God Father !!

  4. Business Minded
    May 22, 2016

    Hhhhhhh: Will they return, can they return, should they return?
    I suspect another drain of Dominica’s brains. And can one blame them? Nah!

    Well done to you all and good luck.

  5. Annon
    May 22, 2016

    Wow, Congratulations. This is Grand, all the best in your future, all of you. Sky is the limit.

  6. Youth
    May 22, 2016

    Congratulations all the best in your future endeavours

  7. dominica last in every thing
    May 21, 2016

    Young b boy you I know parents and them are very proud of your achievement, all the best now the choice is yours come back or not, I know your dad wants you to stay, and I support him 100% Mr Warrington big up calibishie man.

  8. Esmerelda
    May 21, 2016

    Congratulations are in order to all the graduates.

  9. dee
    May 21, 2016

    Congrats to these achievers .
    Now the hard work starts .
    Of course you guys LOVE Dominica but the World is an open place these day .
    Consider all your options carefully .
    Hurray .

  10. pwell
    May 21, 2016

    Congratulations to all the graduates.I guess this has nothing to do with politics so comments will be very few.

  11. Muswin
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to all and special congratulations to Jervon who is now a doctor of medicine GB again

  12. K.Killian Anselm
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulation to all, Twelve Dominican Students who earned degrees at Midwestern State University’s May Commencement exercises..wonderful accomplishment

  13. Looking
    May 20, 2016

    Denzo, the ZEE, congrats my boy! We are all proud of you. I wont used the exact Z word because you will know exactly who called you that way from days gone. lol

  14. indira Ghandi
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to all.
    How many will come back to Dominica?
    And those who may come back, how many will return?

  15. Citizen
    May 20, 2016

    Congrats Guys Good Job

  16. island girl
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to each and everyone of u
    I don’t think it was easy but like Obama would
    say if u work hard then and only then u can accomplish
    your goal…

  17. Disappointed
    May 20, 2016

    The inaccuracy of this article is beyond disappointing! There were way more than12 Dominicans. Please re-publish

  18. dominica last in every thing
    May 20, 2016

    Please if you all can find work in the US, my advice to you all is stay and work, dominica at this point in time don’t have any future right now. my child is home for over a year cannot find a work so he can pay back his loan.

  19. Tee
    May 20, 2016

    Congrats graduates! Welcome to CSO / MSU alumni. We’re proud of you all.

  20. Red ants Bite
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations are in order for these twelve Dominicans. The million dollar question is, how many of them will return to Dominica to contribute to our growth? Are they going to be in the NEP program?

    “Over 250 Dominican students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995 ”

    DNO I thank you for this piece of information. I guess next time it would be good to tell us how many of the over 250 students that graduated with Degree are employed in Dominica, especially since 2004, when Skeriit was made PM

  21. Positive
    May 20, 2016

    Congrats to you all

  22. Augusttea
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to all of you, may you continue to succeed in your careers.

  23. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016

    MBA Masara Detouche, BSc Samara Stedman, and BBA Recardo Christopher, Erine Fontaine, Everlina John Phillip are.missing… Congrats to all those who graduated.. #braindrain #nottheirfault #nojobs

  24. Titiwi
    May 20, 2016

    Well done to all of you. I hope we have gainful employment for you back home but regardless where you go, you did Dominica proud.

  25. Cleanly Agree
    May 20, 2016

    Recardo Christopher also graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honor. He has made Dominica very proud by being one of only 6 students at MSU and the first Dominican to ever receive an honoree award for being in the top 10% in USA of a Major Field Test covering all the disciplines of Business. I was priviledged to witness this while in Wichita Falls. He needs to be recognized by Dominica.

  26. Roseau River
    May 20, 2016

    Excellent job by all. Best of luck in the next phase of life….Full time work

  27. Cleanly Agree
    May 20, 2016

    ***Corrected Comment***
    While I applaud all 12 students whose names are mentioned, I am disappointed that being one who was present at the graduation ceremony of the MidWestern State University and felt very proud witnessing the Dominican graduates, noticed that, if not mistaken, there are four students some of whom graduated with magna cum laude honors whose names are not mentioned. Namely:

    1. Samara Stedman (Bsc in Biology, Magna Cum Laude)
    2. Erine Fontaine (BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude)
    3. Recardo Christopher (BBA in Accounting with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Magna Cum Laude, Major Field Test Top 10% in the nation honoree award) First Dominica student to do so
    4. Everlina Jonn Phillip (BBA in Accounting)

    It appears that the names mentioned in the article are of students who attended a second graduation
    ceremony held by Caribbean Students Organisation at Mid Western State University following the main commencement ceremony.

    • StraightOuttaLaPlaine
      May 23, 2016

      Congratulation Samara Stedman La Plaine Girls Rock

      They were business to say at LaPlaine Primary School Graduation you get scholarship but I hope they are busy now to make a public congratulations speech.

  28. Cleanly Agree
    May 20, 2016

    While I applaud all 12 students whose names are mentioned, I am disappointed that being one who was present at the graduation ceremony of the MidWestern State University and felt very proud witnessing the Dominican graduates, noticed that, if not mistaken, there are four students some of whom graduated with magna cum laude honors whose names are not mentioned. Namely:

    1. Samara Stedman (Bsc in Biology, Magna Cum Laude)
    2. Erine Fontaine (BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude)
    3. Recardo Christopher (BBA in Accounting with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Major Field Test Top 10% in the nation honoree award) First Dominica student to do so
    4. Everlina Jonn Phillip (BBA in Accounting)

    It appears that the names mentioned in the article are of students who attended a second graduation
    ceremony held by Caribbean Students Organisation at Mid Western State University following the main commencement ceremony.

  29. OK
    May 20, 2016

    Great Job

  30. Locs Girl
    May 20, 2016

    Excellent achievements to all and congratulations!!

  31. Big Fish
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to them all!! Now get back home and put those degrees toward developing Dominica!

  32. Too Hard Too Long
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulations to all the graduates

  33. Dom/USA
    May 20, 2016

    Congratulation Tarina!!!!God Bless

  34. NAYAH
    May 20, 2016

    BIG UPS, TO THE CLASS OF 2016. I wish you all the best;

    Be fearless in the pursuits of what sets your soul on fire.

    Education 4 Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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