Fourteen (14) Dominican Students earned degrees at Midwestern State University’s two (2) Commencement exercises. Ten (10) of them were among thirty (30) Caribbean students who “walked the stage” in the May 2016 event.
Warren Guiste (BSc in Respiratory Therapy, Suma Cum Laude Honors); Sherma Proctor (Bachelor of Business Information specializing in MIS, Magna Cum Laude Honors); Denise Laurent (Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Management, Cum Laude honors); Kerris Shillingford (BSc in interdisciplinary studies specializing in special education, Cum Laude Honors); Denzel Coipel (BSc in Biology with a minor in Chemistry); D’Elle George (BSc in Biology with a minor in Chemistry); Gem Eloi (BSc in biology with a minor in psychology). Pearl Anthony (BSc in Business Administration); Tarina Simon (BSc in Business Administration); & Bradley Warrington (BSc in Business Administration).
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 they should set their sights on higher goals.
Over 250 Dominican students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995, and seventy-two (72) are currently enrolled. Fifteen (15) new students from Dominica will be accepted to Midwestern State University in August 2016, and will be part of over 1200 from the Caribbean who have been recruited in the twenty-three-year history of the program.
Four (4) other students had also reported graduated in an earlier exercise, some with Magna Cum Laude as follows:
Samara Stedman (BSc in Biology, Magna Cum Laude); Erine Fontaine (BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude); Ricardo Christopher (BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude), with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Major Field Test Top 10% in the USA honoree award, being the first Dominican student to achieve that award; and Evalina Jno Phillip (BBA in Accounting).
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