PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake, would like to congratulate the entire class of 2014 of the University of St. Martin (USM), and wishes them much success in their future endeavors.
Minister Lake who attended the 20th commencement ceremony says class 2014 is a class of great intelligence, “…and will move this country forward once given the right opportunity to showcase their talents in their different fields of study.
“I am very proud of our 2014 degree recipients and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I always say that any student from USM, they can go anywhere in the world and excel in their field of study.
“USM strength lies in their students and alumni foundation. The majority of our graduates hold key positions in every sector of our economy. The first graduates of the University of St. Martin extension of Johnson & Wales University hold every key position within every sector of Sint Maarten.
“Class of 1991, 23 years later are a prime example of the quality and strength of USM. As young professionals, we take a lot of things for granted but we don't realize the role and impact we have to set for the next generation.
“We are the ones to move this country forward but we can only do it together, but not by criticizing each other. We need to focus on Country instead of egos and negative energy of bringing each other down.
“Class of 2014 today are the leaders and movers oftomorrow. Much success and always remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and guides you along the way once you seek his intervention,” Minister Hon. Maurice Lake said on Sunday.