Video: 2022 College Winter Commencement

January 20, 2022

Bermuda College is holding their second virtual Winter Commencement this afternoon [Jan 20] to celebrate the academic success of 24 students, and you can tune in and watch live below.

Bermuda College President, Dr. Duranda Greene previously noted the exceptional calibre of the graduates with 50% achieving either merit [GPA 3.0 – 3.49], or distinction [GPA 3.5 – 4.0] honours.

Dr. Greene said, “This underpins the resilience distinctive of most Covid-era graduates. Their perseverance may not be as much in spite of the Covid challenges, but because of the Covid challenges. They’ve pushed harder, determined to succeed.”

Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed said, “I am elated to celebrate this achievement with our students. Bonhoeffer once said, ‘There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveller.’ I wish them all the best and hope that the graduation of this small group at the half-year mark inspires others to succeed.”

Registrar and Co-chair of the Commencement Committee, Carleen Place, said, “Our students have persevered through the changes within the academic landscape caused by the pandemic. We have seen an increase in the number of students completing their programme during the Fall semester as internships and practicums were delayed. They are all deserving of our congratulations.”

A spokesperson said, “The largest graduate group comes out of the Division of Nursing & Allied Health, with seven graduands earning their Associate of Science [Nursing] degrees. A traditional Pinning Ceremony was held in their honour Monday evening.

“Guest speaker for Thursday’s Commencement is Miss Dejaneé Hill-Edwards, B.Sc., M.Sc., Underwriting Assistant at Arch Re, and one of the first dual enrolment graduates at Bermuda College [Class of 2016].

“Student speaker, Miss Kristina Burrows, will be graduating with an Associates of Arts [Business Administration] degree.

“The College will also be acknowledging 19 students who graduated last semester from transfer partner universities: Mount Saint Vincent University [BBA [Accounting]]; Framingham State University [Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership]; and the University of West Indies Mona, Jamaica campus [Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Teaching Certification].

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 49-minute replay is below:

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