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Former Cayman Islands Minister to Address NCU Graduation

Former Minister of Government in the Cayman Islands, Dr the Hon. Linford A. Pierson, will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) graduation ceremony on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Dr Pierson, who is currently the chairman of the board of directors of the Cayman Islands Utility Regulation and Competition Office, will be speaking at the institution’s first virtual gradual ceremony when it will confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 800 students who have completed their academic programmes. The graduating class of 2020 includes students who have completed programmes for the conferral periods of December 2019, March 2020, August 2020 and December 2020. Degrees will be conferred in 14 disciplines delivered across five colleges and schools.

NCU President Dr Lincoln Edwards notes that the 2020 Graduating Class will be immortalised in history, as the first to usher in the institution’s second centennial in Manchester. It will also be remembered as the first virtual graduating class in the history of the institution, he added.

With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, NCU moved classes to remote/online delivery and rescheduled the traditional face-to-face graduation exercises to a one-day virtual event. It will be held under the theme “Empowered By God: Fuelled By Vision, Propelled By Purpose”.

The University Administration will recognise three special awardees. Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Meremoth Weir be conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. Distinguished alumna Professor Marilyn Anderson will be recognised as the Product Sample for 2020, and outstanding employee Genevieve Baxter-Bennett will be the recipient of the President’s Medallion.

The virtual graduation will be hosted on NCU YouTube channel at 11 am.

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