USM’s Class of 2010 Graduation “Reaching New Heights in Higher Education”

32 students received degrees & 1 received a scholarhsip from USM on Saturday at 16th Celebration. The University of St. Martin (USM) celebrated another milestone on Saturday, June 12, 2010 as a batch of 32 students received their degrees from the island’s institution of higher learning at the Sixteenth Commencement Exercise.


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This event, under the theme " Reaching New Heights in Higher Education," was held at the Westin Hotel beginning at 7pm and the keynote speaker was Past President of the Dominica State College Mr. Hubert Charles.

Besides remarks from the Board of Directors, remarks were also scheduled by Minister of Education, Ms. Omayra Leeflang and Commissioner of Education, Mr. William Marlin. The Class of 2010 address was delivered by Mrs. Mary Magdalene Bary, an Education major, who graduates with Cum Laude honors.

Some seven (7) students received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business. These students included Maria Alexis, Michel Hyman, Esthesia Lastennet, Moreland Leblanc, Everonique Levenstone, Deborah Richards, and Kevin Spence.

Thirteen (13) students received an Associates of Arts Degree in General Liberal Arts. These students include Vesta Benn, Iota Claxton, Clifford Gumbs, Altagracia Hawley, Corinne Isaac, Christine Lake, Nieves Morillo, Jennifer Oduber, Joan-Ann Porchette, Cassandra Richardson, Zamada Solomon, Liesel Toss, and Roxana Williams.

Besides Mary Magdalene Bary, the other Bachelor of Arts degree in Education recipients were Jhonella Aventurin-Fitzpatrick, Rhea Courtar, Sharleen Dickenson, Leandra Edwards, Shanirah Illidge, Iesheda Jeffers, Jaya Nair and Noelani Riley.

Julo Drigo was the sole student who received his Bachelor in Arts Degree in Business Administration, a program that is done in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands.

Tiffany Hassell was the sole graduate with the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a program offered by USM in conjunction with Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada.

Sonia Constance Cannegieter received her Certificate in Teaching from USM.

USM also recognized two graduates who have received their Master of Arts in Education from the University of the Virgin Islands, via a program facilitated at USM with UVI. These are Nina Joseph and Valerie Giterson Pantophlet.