Six Grenadian students earned degrees at Midwestern State University’s May 2011 Commencement exercises last Saturday.

The six were part of a group of 30 Caribbean students who also walked the stage. In an eventful weekend for the graduates, the legendary Grenadian, Mighty Sparrow, topped off the busy calendar with a concert at the Outdoor Education Center. Mighty Sparrow wowed the crowd of over 300 to a frenzy showing the energy of past years.

Jeremy Joseph earned a master of business administration degree. He earned a baccalaureate in the same discipline three years earlier.Rondell Bullen earned a master’s in education.Ariana Persaud earned a bachelor of science in chemistry.

Kerry Wilson, Shornalle Baptiste and Calesha John earned bachelor of business administration degrees in accounting. Wilson and Baptiste both achieved cum laude honors.

Keynote speaker, Joan Underwood, Antiguan ambassador to South America, reminded the graduates and the attending crowd of over 300 to be cognizant of the social contract with the region as they develop economically and professionally.

More than 150 Grenadian students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995 and 65 students are currently enrolled, making it the largest contingent from the Caribbean.

Twenty new students from Grenada will be accepted to Midwestern State University in August 2012, and will be part of the over1000 who have been recruited in the 18 year history of the program. The government of Grenada provides support to the program.

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