A record forty-seven (47) students will graduate with honors having obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or above, as the Dominica State College (DSC) hosts its 16th annual graduation commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) from 3.00pm, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Outstanding graduates across all programs will receive special awards, the major highlight of which is the Valedictorian award chosen on the basis of outstanding academic performance and significant contribution to collegiate life and community outreach.
At this ceremony the Board of Governors, President, Management and Staff of DSC will celebrate the accomplishments of well over 400 students, the largest graduation class to date.
“This record number of high-achieving young men and women are an apt representation of the strides we as Dominicans have made thus far, on this journey to 40 years of Independence,” a media release stated.
As customary, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr. Ian Lambert, will convey the welcome address, Dr. Donald C. Peters will give the charge to the graduants and Minister for Education, Honourable Peter St. Jean, is expected to deliver the feature address.
Mr. Ronald Smith, a lecturer at the college will preside over the ceremony, while Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica, will give the keynote address at the ceremony.
Mr. Skerrit recently received another honorary degree from the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in response to, and in recognition of, his leadership and advocacy on climate change.
Dr. Skerrit already holds an honorary doctorate from the Lovely Professional University in Punjab, India.