President's Report - Student Achievements - Reported October 2013
College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) graduate Tiffany Bernier Garbutt is working on a PhD at North Carolina State University. She has been awarded a very competitive and prestigious NSF graduate research fellowship.
UVI alumna biology major Kareema Smith earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in May.
CSM alumnus Mutahammis Kareem ’09 earned his MD from Boston University School of Medicine in June. Two CSM alumni are matriculating in the MD program at Boston University School of Medicine (Monique Meade and Chinaemere Igwebuike) this Fall.
Five CSM graduates are matriculating in PhD programs this Fall (Akima George- University of Michigan, Nicole Fleming- UNC Chapel Hill, Blanche Letang- UNC Chapel Hill, Marisha Perkins- Duke University, Michael Celestine- Old Dominion University).
Six CSM graduates are matriculating in masters programs this Fall (Angelica Claxton in Biomedical Science at Morehouse School of Medicine, Jemica Gumbs in Statistics at Florida State University, Cherise Burton in Engineering at University of South Florida, and for the UVI MMES program, Gabrielle Ible, Hema Balkaran, and Heather Gaston). Wayne Gonzales is entering a Post-Bac program at the UCLA School of Dentistry this Fall.
Three Master in Marine and Environmental Science students have defended their theses since April, making a total of eight graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year. Two students are starting PhD programs this Fall and the other graduates are employed in science related positions.
Over twenty current students in CSM participated in research in summer programs on the US Mainland, including at the National Institutes of Health, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Sundia National Laboratories, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of South Florida, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Notre Dame and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vanessa Battiste(UVI MAPsy 2013) is attending the first year of the PhD in Counseling Psychology Program at Howard University. Ms. Battiste was awarded an assistantship at the Journal of Negro Education under the supervision of Dr. Ivory Toldson, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. The assistantship provides a $20,000 stipend and full tuition for the academic year.
Shareece Cannonier(UVI MAPsy 2013) is attending her first year of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program at Carlos Albizu University in Florida. She was a co-recipient of the 2013 Association of Virgin Islands Psychologists Graduate Psychology Award on St. Croix in April 2013.
Jasentha Crawford, Psychology Major, was accepted in Argosy University’s Master in School Counseling program.
Lacey Baker, STX BA Psych Alumna 2009, is enrolled in an Accelerated Nursing Program which will lead directly to an MSN at the University of Cincinnati.
Brittany Beatty, STX Psychology student 2008-2011, started the MA in Counseling program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC.
Sheniqua Robinson and banner.
Jovetny Bruce, STX BA Psych Alumna 2009, is in her second year of law school at the Capital Law School in Columbus Ohio.
Vincia Dixon, STX BA Psych Alumna 2011, began the MA in Sociology program at University of South Florida.
Francillia Francis, STX BA Psych Alumna 2013, will start the MSc in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in October.
Ramsey Smith, STX BA Psych Alumnus 2013, is starting the MSc program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University.
Indira Turney, StX BA Psych Alumna 2011, is in her second year of the PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience at Penn State, having completed a post-Baccalaureate program in neuropsychology at University of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Liza Amanda Weber, STX BA Psych Alumna 2010, is in her second year at a PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.
Fourteen design students in Art participated in Community Outreach “Open Up Christiansted” with funding from the STX Chamber of Commerce. All work was donated by students for permanent exhibit in Christiansted. Sheniquia Robinson’s 2’x7’ original banner was chosen to represent Christiansted in Denmark as part of the STX Chamber of Commerce’s display. [Blog Story]
UVI student Khadijah Lee was named the 2013 St. John Festival Queen on Saturday, June 22. She was among three UVI students competing in the pageant. Her fellow student participants were Charisma Hypolite and Monee’ Edwards. Lee also took awards for Miss Photogenic, Most Cooperative, Best Talent and Miss Intellect. Edwards won the competition’s Miss Congeniality award. Hypolite, who was named first runner-up, earned the Best International Wear and Best Evening Wear awards.