By Simone Augustus, Corporate Communications Officer & Hayden McKenna
The University of the Southern Caribbean hosted its 90th Graduation from June 30th – July 1st 2023. Buoyed by their chosen theme, “Fueled by Passion, Driven by Perseverance”, the 445 graduates of USC’s Class of 2023 crossed the stage to receive undergraduate and post-graduate diplomas in more than 30 academic disciplines.
Representing USC’s seven campuses in Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia, these USCian Men and Women were charged as they left our halls to take up their mantles as extraordinary servants of God to humanity.
In testament to the lasting bonds of USC’s rich history, members of the Gold (1973) and Silver (1998) classes stood in solidarity and welcome as the Class of 2023 transitioned from student to proud alumni in USC’s legacy of service and excellence.
This weekend of celebration was glittered with featured addresses from some of USC’s distinguished alumni – Pastor Marvyn Smith, Director of Youth, Chaplaincy and Public Campus Ministries, Caribbean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Dr. Curtis Fox, Senior Pastor, Conyers Seventh-day Adventist Church Atlanta Georgia, USA and Dr. David R. Williams, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge Massachusetts USA.
Former USC President, Dr. Vernon E. Andrews was awarded the Doctor of Arts honouris causa, while Ms. Norma Greaves and Mrs. Shirley Baptiste were recipients of the Spirit of USC Award in recognition of their service and contributions going well “Beyond Excellence”.
The Class of 2023 joins a community of more than 30,000 globally dispersed alumni of USC, who productively populate a wide range of professions. Our 95-year legacy of holistic, transformative education rests firmly on pillars of excellence in Intellectual Curiousity, Cultural Diversity, Moral Integrity and Spiritual Nurture – all to build an institution that is indeed #USCSTRONG!
Click the links below to view our graduation photo albums: