Title: University of the Virgin Islands fortieth annual commencement : St. Thomas campus
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Title: University of the Virgin Islands fortieth annual commencement : St. Thomas campus
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University
of the
Virgin Islands


Fortieth Annual
COMMENCEMENT






Saturday, the Twenty-second of May
Two Thousand and Four
Five O'Clock in the Evening
UVI Sports and Fitness Center
St. Thomas, 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 Founda-
tion 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 Univer-
sity 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. THOMAS CAMPUS


CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION DEGREE


Sylvia L. Adams
Lucia Patricia Benjamin-Brown
Seymour Llewellyn Bemier
Grace E. M. Brissett
Jerelyn D. Callwood
Beverley Ann Clarke
Vonetta Taiescha Clarke-Hart
Coval Mayvalda Cruickshank
Uleary Gloria Donovan
Marieta Cilicia Flax


Daphne Denise Gonzalez-Thomas
Susan R. Gregg
Vaniqua Theresa Gumbs-Smith
Leslie Tammy Henry
Deborah James
Kesia Monifa King
Jacqueline Leader
Jamon E. Liburd
Shirley E. Martin
Stacy Roger Mather


Kurtis O. Paul
Enid S. E. Penn-Charles
Sandra L. Rabsatt
Gary Lyn Rosenthal
Tonia Tomeica Savage
Arlene Smith
Keturah Smith
Wade Winston Toblin
Rened R. Weston


CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE


George Dexter Brown
Cindy Richardson Hunt


Katherine Lenore Marguerite Lewis Nathalie Yolande Hanson
Louise A. Richardson Nicole Ann VanHolten-Frett
Lecia Susan Smith


CANDIDATES FOR MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE


Schuler V Brown
AugustinaY. Celaire


Colin Kenrick Frank
Reisa Patrice Jackson


Janice Marie Penn
Narda Candace Petty


CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE


Natalie Alicia Anthony
AyishihKizzy Bellew
Alexandria Leah Bradley
**Hanne Buckhalton
**Emily Eloi
Genio Lorenzo Etienne
Jahli Khadijah Galloway
**Nicole Christena Hanley
Nadalie Joseph


Suzette Pearline Kelly
Jennifer Vienetter King
Rayna Shinere Knight
Catherine A. Lake
*Christine Margaret Lauterborn
DeNita Marie Lima
Julie Matthew
** *Ranan Hussein Mustafa
Pedro Ramirez Nieves
*Jinne' Niki Richards


Karen Angella Royer
Selma P Rubaine
***Gul Raj Sachwani-Daswani
Yasmine Riyas Salem
Daya Lenise Stridiron
Vickki-Ann Shemika Samuel
Wendy Cecelia Stevens
Lazarus G Toussaint
Carmen Vanterpool


CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE


Syl Andrew
Tamesha Shemoy Antoine
Pauline Cecelia Arnold
Camille E. Aubain
*JaphethAuguste
E. James Belle
Icis C. M. Benjamin
Jarelle Adrian Berkeley
Grace Naomi Best
DeShaun Kareem Blyden


*Bonnie M. Braga
Keischa Rochelle Brooks
Janelle S. Browne
Yvette Maria Brutus
**Kishone K. Bussue
Millicent Corinne Byron
Kamesha Carole Chalwell
John K. Chinnery
Teisha Lynee Colemen
LaVerne Cecelia Cruse


Crystal April Daley
Merle Manda Defreitas
Mercedes D. Donastorg
**Vernesia Douglas
*Marsha Meriba Duncan-Fleming
***Wilma E. Espinosa
Otto Almeric Etienne
*Ch6risse Ilott Gardner
**Kristal Lynn Gardner
*Latoya Taiesher Garvey Hazell


** magna cum laude cum laude


*** summa cum laude







CANDIDATES FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE (cont'd.)


Ja-Vom Mario George
Claudette Alicia Georges
Germayne Marie Gonsalves
*Shaka Omari Goodwin
Trabert Heston Graneau
Jeffray Andrew Graham
Haverlon T. Gumbs
Carl Sylvester Gumbs
***Paula Victoria Gumbs
Charmaine Diane Harrigan
Kevr6 L. Hendricks
Marica W. P. Hendricks
Brenda Agnes Hodge
Dushikka L. Hodge
Juline A. Hughes
Eno Inemesit Iniama
Kim D. Jackson
Ronice LaDawn Jackson
Valarie Christy Jackson
Kamilah M. Joseph
*Latashia Lometta Joseph
Camille E. Kean
**Andrea A. Keddo


Vinay Ashok Khemani
Christopher James LaBarbera
Marisha Marie LaMotta-Neptune
Celestina Nkechi Lapenna
Kima-I Ninikca Italist Martin
**SherylDeserie Martin
Natasha K. Mills
Lorraine T. Murray-Richardson
*Agnes D. Nicholas
Tashi Natasha O'Flaherty
Astra Mavis Parris
Fern M. Penn
Tanisha Joy Penn
Delene G M. Peters
James Peters
*Eltino Shawn Pickering
Alverine E. Rawlins
Kismarie Davida Rawlins
Wayne W. Rawlins
*Ionie Wileen Reid
**Kathleen Agatha Rogers
Twana Arlene Rogers
Vema Alicia Rogers


Myrshem Hudson Ruan-George
Alvina Leotha Ryan
Arjun Shashikant Sampat
Stefanie Miriam Lois Samuel
Colleen Marguerite Scatliffe
Kiesha Aziza Schulterbrandt
Holly Annamarie Smith
Linda Vynette Elaine Smith
*Nina St.Brice
Gemma Jo-Anna Stout
***Sidonia Ja'Net Swan
Kyle Clinton Thomas
*Marlene Olivia Thomas
**Tekeisha Nicole Thomas
*Teshonda Fiona Thomas
Kimberly Thompson
*David Johnathon Titley
Kimalee V Vanterpool-Emanuel
Kamilah Vanterpool-Raymond
Orilda Varlack
Wendy Marsha Williams
Barbara B. Williams-Brown
Tessa Meridith Wrensford


CANDIDATES FOR ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE
Daryl Alphonso Petersen



CANDIDATES FOR ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE


Germaine Juliette Baird
Shareef A. Bankhead
Bernie Abba Bertrand
Kishone K. Bussue
Teisha Lyne6 Colemen
Adrian Simeon Daniel
Vernesia Douglas
Adrien Nkrumah Fahie
Marissa Coleen Garvey
Latoya Teiesher Garvey Hazell
Lora Melita George


Claudette Alicia Georges
Trabert Heston Graneau
Katubelle Gweneth Gumbs
Paula Victoria Gumbs
Janney Hawley
Brenda Agnes Hodge
Andrea A. Keddo
Delene GM. Peters
Yvonne Marie Plaskett-Brutus
Valerie Loretta Price
Kismarie Davida Rawlins
Ionie Wileen Reid


Derrys Ajani Richardson
Twana Arlene Rogers
Stefanie Miriam Lois Samuel
Kiesha Aziza Schulterbrandt
Sidonia Ja'Net Swan
Marlene Olivia Thomas
Kamilah Vanterpool-Raymond
Bernadine Rosetta Williams
Yulandra Venecia Wilson
Riorita R. Woods
Tessa Meridith Wrensford


** magna cum laude cum laude


*** summa cum laude


2004








PROGRAM

Gene Emanuel, Associate Professor of English
COMMENCEMENT MARSHAL


*PROCESSIONAL



*INVOCATION


"Pomp and Circumstance" (Elgar)
University Concert Band
Professor Austin A. Venzen, Director


Grace Best
Class of 2004


*NATIONAL ANTHEM


*VIRGIN ISLANDS MARCH


WELCOME


KEYNOTE ADDRESS



MUSICAL SELECTION


ADDRESS

REMARKS


"Star Spangled Banner" (Key)
University Concert Band

r gI, Islands March" (Adams)
University Concert Band

LaVeme E. Ragster, Ph.D., President

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

"God Bless America" (Healy)
University Concert Choir
Professor Elvira O. Green, Director

Wilma Espinosa, 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


MUSICAL SELECTION


University Concert Band


PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES


Gwen-Marie Moolenaar, Ph.D., Provost
and John Leipzig, Ph.D., Chancellor
St. Thomas 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 Science Associate in Arts


*ALMA MATER


*BENEDICTION


*RECESSIONAL


*Audience is requested to stand.


"Alma Mater by the Sea" (LaMotta)
University Concert Band and Choir


Lecia Smith
Class of 2004


"War March of the Priest" (Mendelssohn)
University Concert Band









Alma Mater By the Sea

Words and Music 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


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Academic Regalia


'mid sand and sea and golden days The wearing of caps, gowns
and hoods at graduation exercises
Long the ties that will endure is one of the oldest and most
Strong in heart and memory democratic of collegiate customs.
Faithfully we'll always honor It originated in the Middle Ages
Our Alma Mater by the sea when the first universities were
founded as clerical institutions.
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater Besides distinguishing the wear-
For guiding stars so brightly shown ers from laymen, the costume
Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater served a very practical purpose in
How wide the boundaries we have flown the unheated churches and clois-
ters of the time. It often added
Sing we now of bright tomorrows grace to the individuals and im-
Yesterday we never knew pressiveness to the ceremonies in
Walking down thy halls of wisdom which they took part. Its chiefvir-
The towerin' heights are all in view tue, however, was that it elimi-
nated undemocratic differences in
Here to us on islands famed dress which might otherwise have
Dear to us thy name will be marred an essentially democratic
University of the Virgin Islands occasion.
Our Alma Mater by the sea. Underthe 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/or-
ange; fine arts/brown; home economics/maroon; law/purple; library science/lemon; music/pink; nurs-
ing/apricot; philosophy/dark blue; physical education/sage green; public health/salmon pink; science/
golden yellow; social science/cream; social work/citron; speech/silver gray.
Golden Key International Honour Society members wear an 18-carat gold honor medallion sus-
pended by a blue and gold neck ribbon.

(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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