Title: University of the Virgin Islands fortieth annual commencement : St. Croix campus
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Title: University of the Virgin Islands fortieth annual commencement : St. Croix campus
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Affiliation: University of the Virgin Islands -- Saint Croix Campus
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Publication Date: 2004
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University

of the

Virgin Islands



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1962


Fortieth Annual

COMMENCEMENT






Sunday, the Twenty-third of May
Two Thousand and Four
Five-thirty in the Afternoon
The St. Croix Campus
Golden Grove, St. Croix
United States Virgin Islands







Dr. Len Ishmael


Director General, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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Dr. Len Ishmael is the first female Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean
States, the administrative body of the nine member states that make up the OECS region. Dr. Ishmael
assumed leadership of the OECS in May 2003, punctuating a career marked by achievement and world
travel.
As Director General of the OECS, Dr. Ishmael is responsible for the overall management of
the technical and administrative functions of the OECS Secretariat, which has as its ultimate goal the
attainment of an OECS Economic Union. Given the dynamics within the global environment and the
challenges facing small island developing states such as the OECS countries, Dr. Ishmael is committed
to lead the way to strategically re-position the OECS Secretariat to meet the complex challenges that lie
ahead.
From August 1997 until May 2003, Dr. Ishmael was the director of the ECLAC subregional
headquarters for the Caribbean, a regional "think tank" that engages in research, strategic policy advice
and governmental technical assistance to 23 countries in Central and South America and in the insular
Caribbean.
Before joining ECLAC, Dr. Ishmael was the director of Leadership for Environment and
Development (LEAD) International, an international organization founded by the Rockefeller Foun-
dation to pursue changes in worldwide development policies and attitudes in pursuit of sustainable
development at the global level. As director her work took her to Africa, South and Central America,
Mexico, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Thailand and Africa.
Prior to this, Dr. Ishmael operated her own consultancy firm, providing services in her field of
specialization to many governments and international organizations in the Caribbean and elsewhere.
Born in St. Lucia, Dr. Ishmael lived in Germany as a child and returned to St Lucia where she
received her high school education.
She graduated with honors from the University of the West Indies, Mona,Jamaica in 1974 with
a bachelor of arts degree in economics and geography, and went on to attend Columbia University in
New York, where she received a master's degree in urban planning in 1978. In May 1988 she was
conferred a doctoral degree in developmental planning from the University of Pennsylvania the first
Caribbean national to obtain a doctorate in this field.
The mother of two teenage sons, Dr. Ishmael has worked and traveled extensively around the
world, meeting interesting people along the way, an experience that has influenced her work in no small
way. Her interesting career has not been without its own challenges, a fundamental one of which has
been the need to balance responsibilities as a mother with that of the rigors of a professional career.








ST. CROIX CAMPUS


CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION DEGREE


Michelle MakebaAlbany
Glenda Alexander-Richards
Lilla Delemos Canton
Norma Jean DeMund
Esther Anetta Gordon


Raphaela Laurencin James
Alphonso E. John
Jacqueline A. Kowalski
Megan L. Littlefield
Lisa M. Magras


Dianna P. Osborne
Eloise P. Reynolds Hughes
Loren K. Ryan
OlguitaVazquez


CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE


Kenrick Bramble
Albert Bryan Jr.
Syed Zain Gilani


Rolston E. Jones
Deborah V. Lobbenmeier
Edwin D. Mars
LisaAnne Springer-Dujon


Sharon Theodore
Leland M. Walcott
Vanessa F. Wilson


CANDIDATE FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE


Sonia C. Andrew
Nissa Sherisse-Ann Bailey


KhadijaA. Gordon
Eunett R. James-Mack


Shermaine R. Petersen
Veona Elvira Stevens


CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE


Bertha Atwell
**Valicia J. Burke


Elma Hunt
*Kevin R. Dupigny


Lizette Arlene Rivera


CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OFARTS DEGREE


**Hayfa M. Abduljaber
Dennel R. Baptiste
**Campbell A. Barnes
Pauline Barriero
Glenda J. Benjamin
Carmen V. Bird
Damian J. Blaize
Maren Yolanda Branch
*Emerald I. Brown
Sheryl C. Carr
Julia V. Charles
Hedda T. Finch-Simpson
Marta I. Francis
**Tania B. French
* *Tracey Felicia Friday
Rina Y. Garcia
Desiree Denise Gardine
Tamarah M. Gilbert
Clarina L. Gilead
Genevieve S. Greene


*Cynthia L. Hazlewood
** *Michelle Carolina Hemlepp
*Eurece J. Hendricks
Laverne P. Henry
James A. Hunt
Lerlene E. Jacobs-Arrindell
Ennis R. James
Tamika A. James
**Catherine J. John
***Jonell J. Johnson
***Keesha N. E. Jones
Kathleen M. Knight
Naiella Marie Knight
Lister V. Lawrence
Delia Leon
Joseph Derick Lloyd Jr.
Pamela N. Marsh
Mauvette A. Matthew-Fox
Petuanna E. Matthew


Nichole Melissa McIntosh
Anika A. Nicholas
Violet L. Panchoo
**Ellenor C. Paul
Vida A. Petersen
**Joycelyn C. Pinney
Annette Prescott
Orville S. Samuel
Ray A. Setorie
Rene A. Smithen
***George Nigel Southwell Jr.
Cicely R. Thomas-Warrican
Melda C. Tuckett-Huggins
**RevilliaVidal
ShanaY Williams
Jana L. Willie
**K'AnnaWong Shing
Eszart A. Wynter
Wendy L. Wynter


** magna cum laude cum laude


*** summa cum laude


2004








CANDIDATES FORASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE


NemiahAugustin
Janella Koumba Christian


Natalie L. Dick
Stephen G Dujon
Linda M. Martinez


Andrew G. Mayapin
Trish Merlisa St. Jean


CANDIDATES FORASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE


Valicia J. Burke
Judy V. Christian


Ivelisse Colon
Mary Jane Ndasiti Katowa


Kenice S. Pemberton


CANDIDATES FORASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE


Davidson J. Bannis
Campbell A. Barnes
Bond J. Beaupierre
Cassilla V. Berley
Carmen V. Bird
Seymour A. Bloice
Antoinette I. Boissiere
Maren Yolanda Branch
Maria N. Brignoni
Dora D. Burroughs


Esther M. Clifford
Cheryl C. Connor
Mark A. Coreiro
Dina Cruz
Travis Dolcar
Hedda T. Finch-Simpson
Claudia Frederick
Tamarah M. Gilbert
Clarina L. Gilead
Eurece J. Hendricks


Leonora V. Hendrickson
Lerlene E. Jacobs-Arrindell
Ennis R. James
Richard A. Matthews
Gabriella D. McBean
Caron R. Roberts
Nydia E. Ruiz
Joelle M. Sargeant
LaVerne S. Sargeant
Natalie S. Vidal


** magna cum laude cum laude


*** summa cum laude


2004







PROGRAM

Marvin Williams, Assistant Professor of English, Editor of The Caribbean Writer
COMMENCEMENT MARSHAL

Gary Cox, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
COMMENCEMENT CO-MARSHAL


*PROCESSIONAL


*INVOCATION


*NATIONAL ANTHEM


*VIRGIN ISLANDS MARCH


WELCOME


KEYNOTE ADDRESS


ADDRESS


REMARKS


MUSICAL SELECTION



PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES


"Pomp and Circumstance" (Elgar)
Central High School Band

Pastor Anthony Benjamin
Calvary Baptist Church

"Star Spangled Banner (Key)
Central High School Band

ir g,, Islands March" (Adams)
Central High School Band

LaVere E. Ragster, Ph.D., President

Len Ishmael, Ph.D.
Director General
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States


Jonell J. Johnson
Class of 2004


Auguste E. Rimpel, Jr., Ph.D.
Chairman, UVI Board of Trustees


The Honorable David S. Jones
President of the 25th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

The Honorable Donna M. Christensen
Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress

The Honorable Charles W. Tumbull
Governor, United States Virgin Islands

"ILRe Pasture Overture" (W. A. Mozart)
Arranged by Albert Oliver Davis


Gwen-Marie Moolenaar, Ph.D., Provost
and Jennifer Jackson, Chancellor, St. Croix Campus


CONFERRING OF DEGREES

Master of Arts in Education Master of Business Administration Master of Public Administration
Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Science Associate in Arts


*ALMA MATER


* BENEDICTION


*RECESSIONAL


"Alma Mater by the Sea" (LaMotta)
Central High School Band

Father Kenneth Gaddy, C.SsR.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church

"Ceremonial Procession" (Elgar)
Central High School Band


*Audience is requested to stand.








Alma Mater By the Sea

Words andMusic by Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta


Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
Beside the blue Caribbean calm
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
neathh sunny skies and whispering palm

Proud we are to tread thy ways
Loud and true we voice our praise
Open door thy every portal
'mid sand and sea and golden days

Long the ties that will endure
Strong in heart and memory
Faithfully we'll always honor
Our Alma Mater by the sea

Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
For guiding stars so brightly shown
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater
How wide the boundaries we have flown

Sing we now of bright tomorrows
Yesterday we never knew
Walking down thy halls of wisdom
The towerin'heights are all in view

Here to us on islands famed
Dear to us thy name will be
University of the Virgin Islands
Our Alma Mater by the sea.


TH E TH








1962


Academic Regalia

The wearing of caps, gowns
and hoods at graduation exercises
is one of the oldest and most demo-
cratic of collegiate customs. It
originated in the Middle Ages
when the first universities were
founded as clerical institutions.
Besides distinguishing the wear-
ers from laymen, the costume
served a very practical purpose in
the unheated churches and clois-
ters of the time. It often added
grace to the individuals and im-
pressiveness to the ceremonies in
which they took part. Its chief vir-
tue, however, was that it elimi-
nated undemocratic differences in
dress which might otherwise have
marred an essentially democratic
occasion.
Under the intercollegiate sys-
tem adopted in 1893, the Oxford


cap or "mortarboard" is worn for all degrees, but the doctor is entitled to a gold tassel and optional
velvet cap. The sleeve of the master's gown is distinguished from the bachelor's by a half-moon cut
at the end. The doctor's gown has faced-down fronts, and round bell sleeves with bars of velvet.
The master's degree hood is longer than the bachelor's and the doctor's is longer than the master's.
All hoods are lined with silk showing the official colors of the institution that conferred the degree.
The bachelor's and master's degree candidates at the University of the Virgin Islands wear
hoods lined with Caribbean blue and white, the school colors. The bachelor's degree hoods are
trimmed with white velvet to signify liberal arts, and with golden yellow velvet to signify science.
UVI master's candidate hoods are also trimmed with velvet light blue for education, drab to
represent business, and peacock blue to indicate public administration.
According to the Academic Costume Code, at most U.S. institutions the color of velvet trim
indicates the following academic disciplines: agriculture/maize; economics/copper; engineering/
orange; fine arts/brown; home economics/maroon; law/purple; library science/lemon; music/pink;
nursing/apricot; philosophy/dark blue; physical education/sage green; public health/salmon pink;
science/golden yellow; social science/cream; social work/citron; speech/silver gray.



(Every effort is made to ensure that this program is accurate; circumstances beyond our control may have resulted in unintentional errors.)




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