Twelve Dominican Students earned degrees at Midwestern State University's May Commencement exercises. They were among thirty Caribbean students who "walked the stage" in the bi-annual event.

Warren Guiste stole the show at the awards dinner having earned summa cum laude honors and a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy.

Sherma Proctor earned magna cum laude honors with a bachelor of business information degree specializing in MIS.

Denise Laurent earned cum laude honors and a bachelor of business administration specializing in management.

Kerris Shillingford earned cum laude honors and her bachelor's of science degree in interdisciplinary studies specializing in special education.

Denzel Coipel and D'Elle George both earned a bachelor's of science degrees in biology with chemistry minor. Gem Eloi earned her bachelor of science in biology with a psychology minor.

Pearl Anthony, Tarina Simon and Bradley Warrington all earned bachelor of business administration degrees.

Keynote speaker, for the event was St. Lucian professor, Dr. Tesa Leonce, herself a graduate of the Caribbean program at Midwestern State. Dr. Leonce, who began the program in 2002, reminded the students that she was once one of them, and that they should set their sights on higher goals.

Over 250 Dominican students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995 and seventy-two students are currently enrolled. Fifteen new students from Dominica will be accepted to Midwestern State University in August 2016, and will be part of the over 1200 from the Caribbean who have been recruited in the twenty- three year history of the programme.