The University of St. Martin School of Continuing Education and Life Long Learning, (SCELL) celebrated the first graduating class of the USM/SCELL’s Journalism course. The course commenced in August of 2016 and comprised of 16 weeks. The course instructor, Wendie Brown facilitated the (6) scholarship recipients on the key principles and theories of Journalism, Media & Reporting.

The Journalism scholarship was established with a joint MOU inclusive of, The University of St. Maarten under the leadership of Francio Guadeloupe, USM President, Bureau of Telecommunication and Post Sint Maarten (BTPSXM), Mr. A. Carty, Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Maarten, (COCI), Ms. G. York, Manager of COCI Biz Center, Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Maarten, COCI, Mr. C. Conner Director  and Member of Parliament, MP Ms. Tamara Leonard of ( I AM SXM) .

The course was a big success and SCELL will be offered this August. SCEEL is encouraging members of the community to enroll and learn 21st century Journalism techniques, the art of reporting ad current Journalism & Media practices. The course will start on August 29, 2016 through January 16th, 2017. The cost of the course is 960.00 NAF.

The graduating students were very impressed with the course and had the following to say:

I feel blessed and totally grateful for to USM/SCELL and all supporting organizations on seeing the need for such a valuable course.

Cornelius “Salt” Marie.

This Journalism course allowed me the opportunity to value and respect the Art of Journalism.

Nzinga, Lake.

I believe that we all should be as great as we can. SCELL open doors for all to be the best individuals they can personally for themselves and their community.

Charity Dunker

I would like to say thank you to SCELL for the Continuing Education opportunity this experience has allowed me to view Media, Journalism and reporting from a new perspective.  Thank you USM & SCELL.

Cavinna Browne Lyndon

SCELL Director, Dr. Gittens stated: This is yet another initiative that SCELL fully supported and implemented that showcased our genuine commitment to enhancing the St. Martin community. We are very appreciative of Ms. Brown for her excellent facilitation of the course and we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating class.

For Further information on the Journalism course,  please call 543-3710 or 554-2437 or visit the SCELL website @