Lincoln Edwards, PhD
"Mission Possible: Moving Forward"
An eleven-day trek turned into a forty-year sojourn (11:40), could well be stretched to conjure up a biblical coding to run a serious rival to the established “one day equals a year” prophetic coding already credited to Scripture. We are told that it was because of the unbelief of the Jewish nation, as they made the journey from Egypt to Canaan that it took them so long to cross the border into the Promised Land.
The protracted time wasn’t the only tragedy of that fateful journey; the fact that only two of the at least 600,000 men aged twenty years and upward, who left Egypt crossed the borders of Canaan was also another ratio of colossal failure (2: 600,000). All this, because of unbelief.
Northern Caribbean University is excited that it has yet another cohort of graduands whose members have successfully completed their preparation to accomplish their God-appointed missions in life. I congratulate all on this significant milestone. You should know that the God who brought you through the Red Sea of financial challenges, satiated your thirst for knowledge from the Rock of His Living Word, Jesus Christ, will bear you across the border of career and life success. Only believe that “He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,” (Phil. 1: 6). Go with confidence.
Celebrate this weekend, not as though you’ve reached the end however, but as a means of recounting how God has led you, and to remind yourselves that with Him your future is secure.
Message from Office of the Provost
Congratulations graduating class of 2017! This is a special day for all members of the Class. You have successfully completed your work and will now become alumni of Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Your hard work and diligence have paid off and you are ready to reap the fruits of your labour.
As you prepare to leave this institution, you are encouraged to maintain contact with professors, fellow students and graduates. These relationships will serve you personally and professionally. As graduands of NCU, you are encouraged to innovate, improve and excel. The theme chosen, “Mission Possible: Moving Forward”, is one that you should cherish and evoke whenever you are challenged along life’s path. Remember that with God all things are possible.
NCU’s cadre of distinguished faculty prepares students with the tools to engage, evaluate and ultimately transform the world. As graduands, you have all been exposed to knowledge and skills which you will be expected to apply to make the world a better and more productive place. You have been exposed to civic, ethical, Christ-centred and cross cultural learning which the University is depending on you to utilize in the workplace.
You are expected to learn and understand how society functions and to think beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines or professions. Do not allow mediocrity or average performance to characterize your standards; embrace high expectations but set realistic goals. Ensure you demonstrate humility, care, and sensitivity as your modus operandi.
When you face the certain challenges of the world, personally claim Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future”. May the blessings of the Lord be with you as you move forward to accomplish your mission in life.
Beverly Cameron, PhD
Interim Vice-President, Academic Administration
Graduands, you are close to the finish line! Commendations on all the time you have invested in your education. The results of your assessments are reflective of your valiant efforts.
Your degree is within reach but, if you are still doing classes, be reminded that now is not the time to be complacent. Now is the time to muster all your strength to study smarter in Summer Session I and impress potential employers with the NCU work ethic during your internships, practicums and clinicals.
You will be our brand ambassadors – an elite group that the University holds in high esteem. I am extending an invitation to you to remain engaged with the University through your departments and the Office of Alumni Relations.
I look forward to seeing each of you as you walk across the stage to collect your degree during our premiere occasion on Sunday, August 13, 2017. In the meantime, Stay focused. May the good God of Heaven be with you as you complete your studies.
Geraldine E. Pinnock, MBA, JP
Esteemed Graduates of the Class of 2017
CONGRATULATIONS. You’ve done it. Mission Accomplished!
We celebrate with you. A degree or diploma is not just a piece of paper; it is a recognition of hard work and the wings to fly in the future.
You dreamt, you planned, you believed, you worked and you conquered. A chapter in your educational book of life has ended. Another one starts as you venture on to achieve your dreams. Get ready for a whole new adventure. Congratulations on scripting the first chapter of your success story and for achieving this milestone.
Keep writing bigger, better and brighter stories as you move forward. Start writing the sequel right now, the world is your stage. Go for it.
Watch out world; here they come!
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