Twenty Dominican students attend UWI Open Campus graduation

The graduates who attended the ceremony
The graduates who attended the ceremony

Twenty of the 40 Dominican graduates of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica attended that institution’s Graduation Ceremony at the Gaiety in Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Eighteen of those students were awarded Undergraduate degrees while two received Masters Degrees during the ceremony.

 Masters degree recipients, Mrs. Helen Henry-Ferdinand and  Sarah Douglas-Perez (both MA English) with Officer-In-Charge, Kimone Joseph
Masters degree recipients, Mrs. Helen Henry-Ferdinand and Sarah Douglas-Perez (both MA English) with Officer-In-Charge, Kimone Joseph

Diana Pascal (BSc Management Studies), Louise Cornelius (BEd Educational Leadership & Management), Bernadette Vidal (BEd Literacy Studies) and Marah McIntyre-St. Rose and Carla Roudette (BSc Banking & Finance) graduated with First Class Honours.

Sir Brian Alleyne, former Justice of Appeal at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, was awarded the Honourary Doctor of Law (LLD) degree at the Graduate Ceremony as well.

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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  1. Ron Abraham.
    October 24, 2016

    Congrats to Gabrielle C Abraham on graduating with degree in Geography at Cave Hill ceremony.

  2. Joy
    October 31, 2014

    Congratulations to Diana Pascal awesome accomplishments and Congratulations to all your fellow graduates you can be proud and much success in each of your future accomplishments.

  3. Anonymous
    October 16, 2014

    Congrats to my cousin Laura Deschamps :-D

  4. dominican
    October 15, 2014

    Congratulation my Marigot champion Louise on a job well done.

    Please continue to strive for excellence and reach for the stars

  5. Delan
    October 14, 2014

    I feel proud that women with husband and kids who manage homes also can make the sacrifice, put in the work and get first class honours. That says a lot! Congrats to you guys

  6. Happy
    October 14, 2014

    Congrats Sha SHa.(Miss L. Samuel) Really proud of you!!!

  7. A
    October 14, 2014

    Congratulations to them all! I am so proud of and happy for my big sis… A true role model. Hard work, determination and sacrifice do pay off. She is my proof of that. Definitely well deserved. Congratulations Mrs. Vidal!

  8. Anonymous
    October 14, 2014

    Congratulations to them all! I am so proud of and happy for my big sis… A true role model. Hard work, determination and sacrifice do pay off. She is my proof of that. Definitely well deserved. Congratulations Mrs. Vidal!

  9. Anonymous
    October 14, 2014

    Congratulations to them all! I am so proud of and happy for my big sis… a true role model to me. Hard work, determination and sacrifice do pay off. She is my proof of that. Definitely well deserved. Congratulations Mrs. Vidal!

  10. Natasha
    October 14, 2014

    Well done graduates! Hard work pays off. Big up to the sole male graduate Dyer. Best wishes the first class awardees.

  11. Athene
    October 14, 2014

    Way to go all the graduating class especially the first class honours! Congrats Marah and Carla, the smart girls!!

  12. Marianette G
    October 14, 2014

    Congratulations Marah!! Well done :)

  13. October 14, 2014

    congrats to my darling Ms Jno Jules from saffina Ashaki and the rest of the home circle.PEACE AND LOVE………………………

  14. D/can
    October 14, 2014

    Congratulations to Mrs Helen Henry- Ferdinand,Boghart take one for me. Also to my girl way back from Treasury Mrs Yolanda Maxime- John, you did it girl, who God bless no man curse. :-D :-P

  15. smH
    October 14, 2014 boy mY padna Dyer that dere man>>>Reppin’ for the brothas.>i see U homie..
    Keep on Keepin on HOmie..

  16. My Girls
    October 14, 2014

    Congrats to my girls Nadia Laville and Ann Marie Xavier i am proud of you both

  17. jane messam
    October 14, 2014

    Congrats is in order for all you beautiful people. Yes, I to observed there was only one male – disgrace. What has happened to Caribbean men – in fact black men at large. Most of them do not seem to accept their place in society. They seem to lack ambition for what ever reason. Come on black men change your attitude because the Sisters are leaving you behind – Big Time!

  18. Mrs G-G
    October 14, 2014

    congratulations to the graduates. escially Kimanni. high UWI graduate! lol. u finally finish wi boy. represent for the missing fellas.

  19. famalay
    October 14, 2014

    all tham man in jail shame on them

  20. October 14, 2014

    Male? They busy being gangsters and hanging out by the side of the road. ..smfh

  21. Anonymous
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats diana whoop whoop first class honours. Laura you go girl whoop whoop you hot up…. congrats to the rest whoop whoop uwi posse. The late nights paid off. Kimanni whoop whoop its hard to find men like you who pursue their bsc. Congrats..

  22. Sweet Lucian
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats to all the Dominicans…Hope you enjoyed your stay on my beautiful island St Lucia!!!

  23. Anonymous
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats Bernie! :) Woo hoo!

  24. October 13, 2014

    Let me take the time to send out congratulations to each and every one of the graduates… power is knowledge
    It is high time that we give appreciation to the brave women that take up the mantle and push for their equal place in a male dominated society, i say cudos to every woman that that feels empowered by the true liberation of women. it has been a long road but keep pushing on, the house is no longer your playground (oh for those of you wondering ,i am aman raised by a single strong black woman).

  25. curious
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats all especially Marsh.. Job well done!

  26. Free Thinker
    October 13, 2014

    Congratulations Sarah, your hard work and sacrifice have paid off… did your family proud…..take a bow!!

  27. juice
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats kimone way to go!

  28. Andy
    October 13, 2014

    First of all congrats to everyone. What is wrong with the young men.
    Don’t they have any ambition anymore?

    • Jemot James
      October 13, 2014

      Well, they copy lennox linton as their role model – Drop out of high school and expect to be Prime Minister. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • daid
      October 14, 2014

      probably they didn’t see the point in attending the graduation… it’s an additional and (depending on your financial circumstance) unnecessary expense

      • Graduate
        October 14, 2014

        True it was an additional expense but I wouldn’t say unnecessary. UWI may not hold any local ceremony again so we all saw it as the perfect opportunity to attend the regional ceremony. This trip was well worth the cost. You have no idea how much fun we had.

    • SUKIE
      October 14, 2014

      That is so so true, 44 women not one MALE… what is going on with the young men of Dominica…

    • Miss Independent
      October 14, 2014

      The males’ do have ambition. Of course they do. They love the job of “driving miss daisy”. This is because the women allow these things too much. Congratulations to all the graduates, especially the women. Who run the world? Girls!!

  29. Oh Yes
    October 13, 2014

    A BIG Congratulations to every one of you. Your efforts paid off.

  30. genie
    October 13, 2014

    congrats all..great job

  31. October 13, 2014

    Blessings be upon you all.

  32. Pondera
    October 13, 2014

    Well done good and faithful West Indians rising from the west. Lets come home and stop this foolishness of swinging crumbs from the table of the rich to our citizens. Let us endeavor to empower our people to become productive and contribute to the development of the country rather than following lines for hand outs. I send you forth as true luminaries of the great UWI.

  33. AD
    October 13, 2014

    We are proud of you Mrs. Perez!!

  34. shaka zulu
    October 13, 2014

    Congratulations. Proud of you all. I must make one observation. What is wrong with our young men???. Every year I see university graduation class from Dominica I see one or two guys and a bunch of ladies. Is it because we have a man shortage or fellas have no ambition these days?
    This is a very serious problem. Young men need more positive role models.

    • BEB
      October 13, 2014

      The young men do rather to make fast money selling and dealing drugs. They think its a waste of time sitting in a classroom when they will make a few grans in a day

  35. Pedro
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats to all the recipients! Well deserved! Whatever happened to the males though?

    • Anonymous
      October 14, 2014

      Have another look and you will see one.

  36. Sprinter
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats to all! I know it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this point. Keep pursuing your dreams. I must single out the lone gentleman in this photo. I am not sure how many men were among the 40 who completed degree programs, but it sure seem to be the women who see education as priority in their lives. I would like to encourage more men to pursue educational programs as we do need more educated minds to contribute to constructive discussions in society and to increase the educational standard of families.

  37. Observer
    October 13, 2014

    My congratulations to one and all. But I noticed only one man among all these lovely ladies. Please someone tell me that the twenty who did not attend were all men. Otherwise the future of men in Dominica are truly in doubt, through no fault of our women.

  38. Proud
    October 13, 2014


  39. Bee
    October 13, 2014

    Congratulations to you all. Whats happening with out young men? Only saw one

  40. Dominican for sure
    October 13, 2014

    At least the names of the other graduates could have been mention, as well at bring attention to the only guy who graduated(based on the photo). Congrates to all….

  41. Serene
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats Louise :-D

  42. Emma
    October 13, 2014

    Congrats Nadia Laville. You did well.

  43. ........
    October 13, 2014

    Oye Felicidades Sarah.. estoy muy orgullosa de ti!

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