On Sunday, February 23, 2020, the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) held its 47th commencement ceremony at the Marriott Resort and Spa to celebrate the Class of 2019. In addition to honouring its 23 Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate degree candidates, the college also launched its Golden Year of Jubilee Celebration: 50 Years of Excellence in Higher Education in the Cayman Islands.
The graduating class, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, families, and friends were elated to have the Governor of the Cayman Islands, His Excellency, Hon. Martyn Keith Roper bringing congratulatory remarks during the evening’s proceedings. Presiding over the graduation ceremony was ICCI President, Dr. Byron Coon who was joined on the platform by President Emerita Dr. Elsa Cummings; Chairman of the ICCI Board of Trustees, Mr. Wayne McManus; the Governor of the Cayman Islands, His Excellency Hon. Martyn Keith Roper; Ms. Lyneth Monteith, Deputy Chief Officer of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands who brought congratulatory remarks on behalf of the Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, and Dr. Aleza Beverly, Dean and Chief Academic Officer.
The student speaker for the Class of 2019 was Mr. Steve Miller, a prison officer at Her Majesty Prison Services and awardee for the highest overall grade point average (GPA) in the Accounting Concentration in the bachelor’s degree Program. Steve shared highlights of his tenure at the college, including shared memories with his colleagues, and how ICCI had honed his skills as a professional. He also noted he has set his sights on continuing his master’s degree at ICCI.
Both Master’s degree students, Ms. Sindiso Mhlanga and Ms. Cathrine Welds had the distinguished honor to introduce the keynote speaker, Mr. Ormond Williams, Managing Director & Principal Consultant of OAWilliams Consulting, former President and Director of Cayman National Bank (CNB) and one of ICCI’s Board of Trustee member. Mr. Williams’ address brought words of wisdom, and best wishes to the graduates, but also served as a reminder of the critical role each graduate, now alum, plays in giving back to the college which helped them achieve their goals.
Class of 2019
The ICCI degree candidates of the International College of the Cayman Islands Class of 2019 are:
Master of Science in Management, Human Resource Concentration: Sindiso MhLanga and Cathrine Welds
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Shelly Brooks and Tyana Walton
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration: Germaine Ebanks, Steve Miller, and Kimberly Watler
Bachelor of Science in Office Administration: Pauline Brown Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies: Manesa Webb
Associate of Science in Business: Nataliesha Bennett, Stacy-Ann Bernard, Drean Ebanks, Jodeesa Hamilton, Tashae Lawson, and Vanessa Scott-Banks
Associate of Science in Business, Accounting Concentration: Sherryl Edwards and Jacob Wood Associate of Science in Business,
Finance Concentration: Sushana Brown and Daniel Spence
Associate of Science in Business, Information Systems Management Concentration: Doran Kelly and Sidney Terry
Associate of Science in General Studies: Paullete McField and Joelyn Scott
According to the college, 19 of the 23 members of the Class of 2019 are employed as of today; two of the remaining four students are full-time students and one retiree. Of those employed, four members of the Class are Cayman Islands Civil Servants and another four members are employed with Cayman Islands Statutory Authorities.
On behalf of the Class of 2019 and the college as a whole, we say thanks to all our corporate investors who continue to support our students so that they may have access to the type of education that makes our graduates successful in the marketplace.
According to our Primary and Excellence Commencement Sponsor for the past four years, RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited, “this class is a testament to the excellence and quality of education students can attain at ICCI and we wish all graduates the greatest success in their future endeavours.” RBC went on to congratulate ICCI in its Golden Jubilee year, “50 years of educating leaders, change-makers and persons who make our islands a better place to live, work and raise our families”.
Learn more about the International College at https://www.icci.edu.ky