Matthew David Yates, a 2003 graduate of John Gray High School and the son of Carroll R. and David L. Yates of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, graduated from The University of Tampa in December with a major in communication. He graduated magna cum laude.
Matthew will return to Grand Cayman where he will work for the Caymanian Compass as a photo-journalist.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programmes, the University boasts 5,600 students from 50 states and more than 100 countries.
With a 15 to one student/faculty ratio, UT is known for its academic excellence, personal attention and real world experience. Approximately 65 per cent of full-time students live on campus. More than half of undergraduates are from Florida.