The University College of the Cayman Islands has celebrated the graduation of 170 of its students.
At a ceremony last week at Sir Vassel Johnson Hall, the students received graduate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional and certificate qualifications.
Speaking at the commencement ceremony on Nov. 6, Cayman’s former information commissioner Jennifer Dilbert challenged the graduates to become better citizens and more knowledgeable about what is going on in the world. She told the graduates they were fortunate to have an opportunity to further their education, but with such an opportunity comes added responsibility.
The graduation marked UCCI’s 10th charter anniversary as a university college, when it began offering four-year business degrees in accounting, economics, finance and management. Prior to that, it was called the Community College of the Cayman Islands.
Attendees also heard remarks by UCCI President Roy Bodden, and graduates received congratulatory remarks from Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin, who presented the master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
Kaye Bodden, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and graduated summa cum laude, delivered the valedictorian speech.