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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SPRING 2013 COMMENCEMENT Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 I 7:00 p.m Performing Arts Centre, Keva M Bethel Building The College ofThe Bahamas Nassau The Bahamas Exceeding Expectations for a New Generation
01 PRESIDENT' S MESSAGE Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze, Colleg e President Dear students, "To laugh often and love much ; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children ; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure tough days; to appreciate beauty ; to find the best in others ; to give of one s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or a redeemed social condition ; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation ; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-this is to have succeeded "(Ralph Waldo Emerson) As prospective nurses and allied health workers let this be your journey ... you 've achieved the academic goal. now live to be successful employees who exceed expectations for a new generation. Has the reality of becoming a nurse or midwife in the next few months really sunk in as yet .. I'm sure Florence Nightingale if she were around would be pleased that nurses all around the world are carrying on the legacy of meeting the needs of the community to ensur e that the banner of healthy living is always raised high Nursing is one of the mo s t satisfying professions a nd it is an hono r to be a graduate amongst a group of p e ople who are not only nurs e s but individuals who epitomize the values of nursing: generosity perseverance and compassion For our e nvironmental health students, not only is the health of the nation vital but also their commitment to environmental health Environmental health is an essential part of research and we look forward to your expertise in terms of human and food safety, water protection and toxicity Congratulations on behalf of the entire College ofThe Bahamas community and d e light in the energy of this 2013 graduating class! Your charisma is almost as tangible as thi s evening you're celebrating You are a success story ; now s hare your years of nursing and allied health study with The Bahamas and the res t of the world
GUEST SPEAKER H. Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth, Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Mr. K Darron Turnquest is a 31year-old Bahamian native and the fourth son of Douglas and Angeline Turnquest. Mr. Turnquest began his education at Nassau Christian Academy where he graduated Head Boy and Class President. A devoted Christian Mr. Turnquest is an active member of Holy Cross Anglican Church where he served as an Altar Server and Youth Director Moved by his education and determination to make a difference in his society, Mr. Turnquest completed a Bachelor s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Political Science at Acadia University in Canada Upon completion, Mr. Turnquest pursued a Master 's of Arts in Psychology at Anna Maria College in Paxton Massachusetts While pursuing this degree Mr. Turnquest worked at numerous institutions in Boston. He served as Assistant Director of Residential Planning and also Assistant Director of three (3) juvenile corrections facilities. During his time in Massachusetts, Mr. Turnquest completed two (2) Catholic courses at Harvard School of Education. After the completion of his degree and work term in Massachusetts, he returned home. Today Mr. Turnquest is accomplishing yet another goal as he is working to change the situation of today's youth in this country. In 2007, Mr. Turnquest served as both psychologist and classroom teacher at St. Andrews School. No stranger to hard work and commitment, he has also served as a counseling psychologist at the Bahamas Crisis Centre and Director of Residential Planning at The Bahamas Institute of Adolescent and Child Mental Health. Presently, he is an adjunct Professor of Psychology at The College ofThe Bahamas and the Clinical Director for Key Potential Counselling. In August, 2011, Mr. Turnquest was appointed by The Bahamas Public Service Commission as the youngest Director of Youth at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Turnquest is also the national Co-Chair for Volunteer Bahamas Mr. Turnquest observes this mantra : "Measure not life by the hopes and enjoyments of this world but by the preparation it makes for one another, looking forward to what you shall be rather backward to what you have been." -author unknown. 02
0 3 ORDER OF CEREMONY MASTER OF CEREMONIES Mrs. Persephone Munnings Nursing Officer No. I Continuing Nursing Education PMH PROCESSION OF GRADUANDS The College of the Bahamas Concert Band NATIONAL ANTHEM Led by: Charlynda Mckenzie BSN Programme Accompanied by: The College of the Bahamas Concert Band INVOCATION Mrs. Mikelle Newry Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS Dr. Theresa Moxey-Adderley Chair, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions REMARKS Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze President The College of The Bahamas INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Ms. Gina Ferguson Top Achiever of the Midwifery Programme ADDRESS TO GRADUANDS Mr. Darron Turnquest Director of Youth, Ministry of Youth, Sport s & Culture MUSICAL SELECTION The College ofThe Bahamas Concert Band SIGNIFICANCE OF PIN Mrs. Erica Thompson Clinical Ins tructor Department of Nursing School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions PINNING OF THE GRADUANDS Mr. Lionel Johnson Dean, Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences Dr. Theresa Moxey-Adderley Chairperson School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions NURSES' PLEDGE Graduands RESPONSE Garnell Campbell Top achiever, BSN Programme SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Led by Ms. Terrel Rolle BSN Programme VOTE OF THANKS Ms. Aquilina Williamson BSN Programme RECESSIONAL The College ofThe Bahamas Concert Band
GRADUANDS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE NURSING PAUL-BETHELL, Lovella DARVILLE JOHNSON, Dalette GAITOR, Gernique HALL, Shannaka HENRY, Myrthle JOHNSON, Rickel KELLY, Indira LIGHTBOURNE, Lakendria MACKEY, Nakishna MADUEKA, Amalachukwu MCKINTOSH, Jaunette MCKENZIE, Charlynda MORRIS, Georgette MOXEY-FARQUAHARSON, Dwayna NAIRN, Britney ROLLE, Terrel MUNROE, Maekia MUSGROVE, Orioan SIMMS, Chenika STUART, Carla THOMPSON, Majorie TOUSSAINT, Erlande WILLIAMS, Monica WILLIAMSON, Aquilina REGISTERED NURSE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE NURSING CAMPBELL, Garnell FERGUSON, Jamie STUBBS, Davette ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE NURSING MCPHEE, Lynessa ROBERTS, Keisha DIPLOMA MIDWIFERY BULLARD, Rachel COLEBROOK, Ava CURTIS, Lyndette EVANS, Bridgette FORBES, Desiree FERGUSON, Gina GRIFFITH, Felicia HARRIS, La Donna HENFIELD, Desamona KNOWLES, Tamica NEWTON, Carla PETERSON, Karen ROLLE, Sarika SANDS, Peggy STRACHAN, Braniska STUART, Elaine STUBBS, Mikandria STUBBS, Shavonne THOMPSON, Kizzy DIPLOMA ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH BETHELL, Dahl DEAN, Christine EMMANUEL, Demetreus JOHNSON, Kendric MORTIMER, Phillip PICKSTOCK, Bertheria RICHARDS, Shanty 0 4
05 NURSES' PLEDGE In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, I promise to promote health with all the knowledge, skills and understanding I possess without regard to Race, Creed, Colour Politics and Social Status, sparing no efforts to conserve life, to care for the sick and alleviate suffering. I will respect, at all times, the dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my c.are, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me and refra ining from any action which might endanger life or health I will do my utmost to honour the International Code of Nursing Ethics and to uphold the integrity of the nurse.
MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Ms. Shamel Sands (Chair), Ms. Leah Rolle, Mrs. Yvonne McKenzie Ms Karol Mackey 06