Over six-hundred students were honoured at Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Honours Convocation Ceremony held at institution’s main campus in Mandeville on October 20, 2011.
During the ceremony, fifty students were awarded the Byron Robinson Educational Foundation (BREF) Scholarship each valued at J$60,000. Interim President, Dr. Daniel Fider said Dr. Byron Robinson was a philanthropist and an industrious alumnus of the University who has been financially assisting needy students for more than 20 years.
Also worthy of note was the announcement of the University’s most outstanding student who earned a GPA of 4.0 – Kirkland Williams, a second year student from the School of Religion and Theology. Amidst the cheer and applause, Provost and Vice President, Academic Administration, Dr. Teran Milford, made another equally delightful announcement – Williams would receive a promissory note of J$50,000 to offset the cost of this his tuition fees.
“I can hardly find the words to explain how I’m feeling at this moment”, said Williams. “Hard work really does yield positive results.”
He added, “It is important to have a goal in mind and to work diligently towards achieving that goal…if you feel like giving up, stay focused and call on God for he will give you the strength to persevere.”
Honours Convocation is an official function held each year at NCU to recognize students who have excelled academically.