Congratulations to our Saint Lucia Campus Graduates!
The Royalton St. Lucia Resort & Spa Auditorium in Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia was awash in blue and gold today as Commencement was held for graduates from our local campus in Castries.
President Marc Jerome and other senior administrators joined local campus faculty and staff, as well as special dignitaries, at the graduation ceremony, which recognized and celebrated the academic achievements of 82 students. The list of graduates follows below.
Saint Lucia campus staff member Erwinton Maximin, head of campus security, proudly served as Grand Marshal for the opening processional.
The College was honored to welcome several special guests and dignitaries to Commencmeent, including His Excellency, Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles, the Acting Governor General; Her Excellency Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy, former Governor General Emerita; Honorable Shawn Audrey Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology & Vocational Training; Ms. Michelle Charles, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education; Mr. Kandelle Chodra, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education; Honorable Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte, Minister for Public Service, Home Affairs, Labour and Gender Affairs; Honorable Allan Chastanet, Former Prime Minister; Honorable Leslie Mondesir, Attorney General; Cabinet Secretary Mr. Agostos Degazon; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Chia-Yen Chen, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and Mrs. Madgerie Jameson-Charles, Principal of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
The invocation was given by Father Stephen Quinlan of the Roman Catholic Church.
In his remarks, President Marc Jerome welcomed the students and their families, and spoke about the College’s strong bond with the people of Saint Lucia.
He later stated: “It was a wonderful honor and privilege to be with our terrific Saint Lucia graduates and their families on Sunday as we celebrated this incredible milestone in their lives."
“Our Class of 2023 is truly inspiring. Many started their academic journey during the pandemic -- and they did not let it stop them. They stayed focused and resilient and accomplished their dream,” he added.
The Honorable Shawn Edward, Minister for Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology & Vocational Training, delivered a congratulatory message on behalf of the Government of Saint Lucia.
Augustus Small, Dean of Administration for the Saint Lucia campus, also spoke at the event.
Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts in Saint Lucia and Caribbean Journal’s 2022 celebrated “Caribbean Hotelier of the Year” then gave an inspiring keynote address.
Dr. Sonia Alexander, Dean of Academics in Saint Lucia, announced students earning academic awards. Dr. Jacinth Coultman, Vice President for Academic Technology & General Education, proudly presented the graduates to President Jerome for the formal conferring of degrees.
In addition to students from Saint Lucia, the graduating class included students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Niger, Nigeria, Sint Maarten, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
More than 1,500 students have earned their degree through Monroe College’s Saint Lucia campus since its establishment in 2007. The campus, located on Vide Boutielle Highway in Castries, offers students a broad array of degree programs through its Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business and Accounting, Criminal and Social Justice, Hospitality Management, and Information Technology.
Please join us in wishing our wonderful Saint Lucia campus graduates warm congratulations!
The Saint Lucia Class of 2023
Kerwin Albert Summa Cum Laude
Jermaine Alexander Magna Cum Laude
Peter Alfred Cum Laude
Kerchel Antoine Summa Cum Laude
Dylan Augustin Summa Cum Laude
Kosel Baptiste Summa Cum Laude
Kenya Barker Summa Cum Laude
Monica Barley Summa Cum Laude
Rhonda Baynes Magna Cum Laude
Rory Biscette Summa Cum Laude
Antonio Boohlie Summa Cum Laude
Nicole Carriere Summa Cum Laude
Edwin Charlery Summa Cum Laude
Jotiege Charles Summa Cum Laude
Dinel Christopher Summa Cum Laude
Nashika Craigg Magna Cum Laude
Claudine Dantzic Magna Cum Laude
Natarshar Darroux Summa Cum Laude
Edson Davis Summa Cum Laude
Phaedra Debique Summa Cum Laude
Debbra Dublin Magna Cum Laude
Egberta Duncan Summa Cum Laude
Lawrence Frederick Cum Laude
Elise Gabriel Summa Cum Laude
Kacy Gajadhar Summa Cum Laude
Nicole George Summa Cum Laude
Rondee Graham Cum Laude
Juanita Harry Summa Cum Laude
Krumah Herelle Summa Cum Laude
Wayne Hyacinth Cum Laude
Lyle Jackson Summa Cum Laude
Tamara Jameson Summa Cum Laude
Kordelle Jean Jacques Cum Laude
Sadé Jn Baptiste Cum Laude
Edwina Jno Baptiste Summa Cum Laude
Jacklyn Jones Summa Cum Laude
Craig Joseph Summa Cum Laude
Kayanna Joseph Cum Laude
Gisele Joseph Magna Cum Laude
Jeanique Laforce Summa Cum Laude
Emily Lewis Summa Cum Laude
Magadi Louis Magna Cum Laude
Nikkev Louis Summa Cum Laude
Georgia Lucien Summa Cum Laude
Geraldine Magloire Summa Cum Laude
Kadie Mathurin Summa Cum Laude
Sarah Mc Farlane Summa Cum Laude
Cyrena Monrose Cum Laude
Anna-Maria Noelien Summa Cum Laude
Valton Oculien Summa Cum Laude
Tara Oscar Summa Cum Laude
Favour Owa Summa Cum Laude
Zidane Philip Summa Cum Laude
Taddeus Phillip Cum Laude
Hairecia Placide Summa Cum Laude
Wendine Prost Summa Cum Laude
Aullisha Robin Summa Cum Laude
Shernelle Robinson Summa Cum Laude
Sherique Sam Summa Cum Laude
Lean Shepherd Magna Cum Laude
Paula Simon Summa Cum Laude
Alice Simon Summa Cum Laude
Danielle Theophilus Summa Cum Laude
Kenual Thompson Summa Cum Laude
Labrisca Wallace Summa Cum Laude
Vanna Watt Magna Cum Laude
Phanella Wilkie Magna Cum Laude
Dayne Williams Magna Cum Laude