Against Covid-19 odds, Bermuda College students graduate
More than 90 Bermuda College students received degrees, diplomas and certificates, as the educational establishment honoured its brightest and best.
For the first time since the Covid-19 crisis broke in 2020, 93 recipients gathered under a tent at the institution’s athletic field to be lauded for their achievements.
Duranda Greene, College president, said: “Despite the challenges of the last two years these graduates have persevered to make it to this milestone.
“Kudos to each of them. Our graduation numbers are slightly higher than last year’s and we’re also celebrating a few milestones.
“We have our first graduate from our associate in science - pre-med - who is a dual enrolment student.
“And then there is the non-traditional student who has fought incredible odds to stay on track to receive her associate in nursing degree.
“These are just a few of the inspiring stories in the Class of 2022.
“Their success and that of all our graduates is a strong testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff who have worked with the students to get them to this day.”
The associate of arts (business administration) programme produced 22 graduates.
And seven graduates were dual enrolment students who were awarded associate degrees or certificates, before receiving their high school graduation certificates in June.
While six students graduated from the Mount Saint Vincent bachelors in business administration programme, and three graduated from Miami University’s master’s programme in special education.
Entrepreneur Kristin White gave the commencement speech, in which the writer and founding member of Social Justice Bermuda, spoke about the difficulties posed by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement to successful students, David Burt, the Premier, wrote: “You had to endure delays in your school year, having to adapt to remote learning, being away from classmates, the classroom, and direct interaction with your teachers.
“And yet you were not deterred from your goal of completing your studies.”