PHILIPSBURG:— The University of St. Martin, started preparing for its students this semester since last week. The University held its Orientation Day for the new degree students on Friday, August 11, 2017.
The entire staff, some faculty, and various student organizations/ clubs of USM, described as a close-knit family, welcomed and addressed the new students. Marketing and Admissions Specialist, Ms. Shobhan Giterson stated, it is imperative that our students kicks-off their semester on a smooth path, the more informed students are in the beginning of their studies the more successful they tend to be throughout the rest of their semester.
President of the University, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, espoused the importance of self-realizing one’s potential and being critical. Mrs. Genève Phillip-Durham, the Dean of the university, spoke of the “exceptional value” of USM’s support system, the student handbook, registration, and what it takes to be on the Academic Dean’s List.
USM alumnus and guest speaker Mr. Dwight Williams encouraged the new students. Having initially struggled with his GPA at USM, he learned humility and focus through gaining an Associate’s Degree from the school. Driven to this day, he is a husband, father, CFO, part-owner of SXM Cross Fit, and currently completing an MBA, among many other “hats” he wears. He connected with the students and mention no matter how hard the struggle keep striving and never give up.
The new students participated in interactive group activities around the university and shared a lunch together. President Kiran Manglani introduced the Student Government Association; Events Manager Woodley-Hazel, the coordination of USM committees and conferences; Alumna Christela Pierre, the Student Ambassadors club; and Kharl Oliver, the USM News Crew.
The team continues to prepare as for the welcoming Pre-USM and GED students who will be starting their programs as of next week Monday, August 21, 2017. Applications for Pre-USM program are welcome. The New student orientation for the Pre-USM program will kick off on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Source: St. Martin News Network
USM Welcomes New Students to its campus Continues to prepare for Pre-USM start August 21.