Forging Their Own Way to Something Great
46 Blackbird Student-Athletes Spread their Wings for 2015 Graduation
“A degree is not just a piece of paper; it is recognition of hard work and the wings to fly in the future”.
Having the chance to play a sport is an exciting opportunity. But being a student-athlete can seem a bit overwhelming when they first arrive at the University. Not only did they have to adjust to a new environment with new responsibilities, but they had to able to adjust to being an athlete with new teammates as well.
When they started the journey seemed long, the desire to quit was strong but they stuck it out and along the way they learnt more about themselves than they ever knew. They made goals and dreams which could not have come from anyone but themselves - not their parents, their friends, siblings, coach or teachers. While they were here they sought guidance and support in achieving their goals from all those persons. They loved what they were doing and wanted it for themselves; to sustain any level of enjoyment and happiness from not only the journey, but from what happens once they achieved their goal.
We will allow them to leave the nest and spread their wings, not to venture too far off, as we know we will cross paths at some time. We have watched them grown and we are ecstatic about this moment. They have dreamt, planned, believed, worked, and they conquered. Congratulations for achieving this milestone. GET READY FOR A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE.
  • 46 Student-athletes will be graduating.
  • Graduates hail from Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, St. Kitts, Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
  • Females – 26, Males – 20
  • Undergraduates – 43 (Social Sciences-26, Humanities & Education – 3, Science & Technology – 9, Law – 4 and Medical Sciences – 1)
  • Graduates – 3
  • First Class Honors – 2
  • Upper Seconds – 13
  • Lower Seconds – 8
  • Pass - 20

By: Katheryn Stewart

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