Vernelle Alina Samuel, daughter of Rudolph and Aliana Samuel of Massacre has successfully completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Travel Tourism and Hospitality Management from Johnsons & Wales University in the USA.
She has made both Dominica and her family proud by graduating at the top of the class with a cumulative grade point average of 3.97, earning her the distinction of Summa Cum Laude status.
Samuel was born in Massacre. She attended the Massacre Primary School and Wesley High School before moving on to Trinidad for further studies.
She was able to pursue her course of study via a partial scholarship from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, plus personal loans.
As a result of her all-round academic excellent performance, this energetic and elegant daughter of Dominica also achieved membership in the national honor societies of Alpha Beta Kappa and Eta Sigma Delta.
Samuel proudly carried the flag of Dominica at this year’s commencement ceremony.
Dominica was one of the 62 countries represented at Johnson and Wales University for the Academic year 2013-2014.
Samuel continues to pursue her career in the hospitality field and is currently doing an internship at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami.