Pond Island:— USM, The twenty-third commencement ceremony for Degree Graduates of the University of St. Martin took place on Saturday, June 24th. Forty graduates received their degrees, with thirty-seven receiving their Associate’s Degrees and three receiving BTEC certificates. Several students graduated with honors, as one student graduated summa cum laude, two graduated magna cum laude and four graduated cum laude. Awards were also presented to the following graduates: Shevonne Richardson, who earned the highest GPA of the graduating class, and thus the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence. Rochana Richardson, the graduate who has provided the most support to the University received the President’s Award and Christela Pierre and Alexandra Baly-Stanford both received the Board of Directors Award and Ms. Patti Maier with the Faculty of the year award.
The ceremony was held at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa. Among those in attendance were dignitaries, staff, faculty, upper management of the university and well-wishers. A combination of congratulatory and encouraging speeches was presented. USM alumni and Ph.D. candidate Rolinda Carter also made an appearance as the keynote speaker. Plans were revealed of a revolutionized USM campus with dormitories and updated classroom technologies. This presentation was given by Mr. Danny Ramchandani member of the USM Board of Directors.
The second celebratory moment happened on Wednesday, June 28th, at the University of St Martin campus, where 13 persons graduated from the English as a Second Langauge (ESL) program given to teachers on St. Barthelemy and St. Martin. The French-speaking teachers completed their level 3 certificate and are eager to complete all 6 levels. However, this does not end the procession of graduates to come out of the university this year. USM plans to host the next graduation ceremony for the GED and Pre-USM on August 5th, 2017.
The team at USM encourages interested persons to apply for the Fall semester before July 9th, 2017. Applications can be submitted online via www.usm.sx. For more information visit the website or the campus today!
Source: St. Martin News Network
USM Celebrates Double Graduation Ceremonies.