On 22nd November, 2011 at 5:00pm, at the Burdon Street Campus, family, friends and members of the general public will all share in a moment of pride as grandaunts complete another phase in their academic journey.
Under the theme, ‘embracing opportunities to develop human capital for a competitive global environment, ‘ the 23rd Commencement Ceremony will have as its keynote speaker, Ms Andrea Bussue, Education Officer on Nevis. An accomplished educator and motivator, Ms Bussue will give words of inspiration and advice to the students as they step into the next chapter of their lives. Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Frank Mills, will present grandaunts with their individual certificates.
Organising the event is a commencement steering committee, comprising of staff and faculty of the College, said a recent release from the institution. The committee is this year chaired by Mrs. Delores Stapleton-Harris. Speaking on the goal of the team, she stated, “Our aim is to produce a commencement ceremony that meets the expectations of the grandaunts and one that is reflective of the excellence that CFBC stands for”.
The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College serves the needs of a wide cross-section of the post-secondary and adult population. It seeks to respond positively to the needs of its student body and is committed to the development of responsible citizens who are ready to contribute to the development of their country.
The college was established in 1988, under the name College of Further Education and was mandated to consolidate and augment the opportunities for tertiary level education. Clarence Fitzroy Bryant came into existence with the amalgamation of four previously existing institutions: the School of Nursing inaugurated in 1966; the Teacher’s College established in 1967; the Technical College organized in 1971; and the Sixth Form.