Headed by Erica Hepburn, College Tour Explosion took place on May 21-23 on Abaco at Change Ministries International.
During a short ceremony under the patronage of MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, students who took College of The Bahamas semester courses in Accounting I and Human Resources I, were awarded their certificates of completion. The event took place next to the COB office, at the marina’s reception area of Mangoes Restaurant and Boutique, during the evening of September 4. A group of supporters and people interested in taking courses were also present.
I recently returned home from university and I cannot shake the feeling that I am suspended in some sort of limbo between student and adult. I attended a liberal arts university where I majored in Communication and minored in psychology. There are currently limited jobs in my field, and it is nerve wracking. My brain periodically screams, “I did not spend four years studying communications to work in any field other than media or public relations!”
Abaco Pathfinders held an auction event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home owners, aimed to raise funds for the scholarship foundation. Ten students were selected this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have overcome and each excelling to a level that demands recognition. Without the Pathfinders’ scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college.
In October 2012, a delegation from the College of The Bahamas visited Abaco to find out the interest in the community regarding college courses being offered on the island. They conducted a town meeting at the Anglican Parish Hall, made a presentation at the Rotary Club luncheon and visited several schools including Abaco Central High School, Agape Christian School and SC Bootle High School.
Kevin Altidor and McDonald Jean-Louis stopped by for a visit over the holidays with Ishmael “Stretch” Morley at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Dec. 18. Kevin, who attended Abaco Central High School (ACH), and went on to graduate from C C Sweeting Senior High School in 2009, is currently in his final semester at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. He has plans to transfer to a four-year college sometime next year.
It is time again for high school students to start thinking about their future after graduation. The Annual Abaco College Fair, organized by the Department of Education, was the event to help make up their mind about further studies and careers. Representatives from fifteen colleges and universities were on call that day to give the students brochures, answer their questions and talk to them about the programs offered in the college they represented. They also discussed the possibilities of scholarships.