COM graduates challenged to be visionaries
Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): May 21, 2004 - On May 20 2004, the College of Micronesia, held its 39th Commencement Ceremony to proudly showcase its 2004 Graduates.
President Joseph J. Urusemal, who was the keynote speaker for the commencement, challenged the graduates to become "visionaries" for the nation. He referred to the graduates as treasures of the nation and encouraged their involvement in the national development process.
The President said "today marks your reaffirmation to be committed to the future, to become productive citizens in any way possible, to your families, your communities, and to the nation.
"Our nation is young, but our challenges are real," the President advised. He called upon each of the graduates to "make a difference, to contribute to the nation, but above all, be genuine in your efforts.
"Whether as a farmer, a fisherman, a teacher, an accountant or a nurse [...] do it with pride [...] you make a difference to the economic and social development of our nation," said the President.
The commencement ceremony was held at the COM Gymnasium in front of a packed audience of families and friends. The graduating class included these specially recognized graduates:
The 39th Commencement Ceremony for the College of Micronesia proudly presents the Class of 2004:
3rd yr - Certificate of Achievement in Teacher Preparation
PNI: John Ringlen;
3rd yr - Certificate of Achievement in Teacher Education-Elementary
PNI:, Anderson Bonapart, Marybeth Celestine, Davidson Syne and Ioana Valasko;
3rd yr - Certificate of Achieve in Accounting
PNI: Maylani Albert, Norma Dannis, and Briona Halverson;
A.S. - Accounting
PNI: Liolani Chisato, Cathleen George and Karen Iohp;
A.S. - Business Administration
PNI: Jeffrey Actouka, Berysin Jr. Salomon and Hidenori Tanimoto;
A.S. - Computer Information Systems
CHK: Danny Angesou;
A.A. - Liberal Arts
PNI: Reagan Aron, Burton Charley, Augustus Elias, Marleen Inoke, Redson Julios, Liza Marquez, Karmerihna Santiago and Jesse Welsin;
A.A. - Liberal Arts/Health Career Opportunity Program
PNI: Jeilee Actouka, Resel Elias, Persteve Esau, Daisy Fredrick, Rosa Nakasone, Adohr Oliver, Kim Marie Peter, Jessicalynn Reyes, Jennifer Saimon, Francisca Sohl, Serlinda Soukon, Gina Tobin and Shannon Victor;
A.A. - Liberal Arts/Education
Chk: Joshua Aier, Richway Heldart, Eripson Martin
A.A. - Micronesian Studies
Yap: Doreen Falurag and Mary Jane Yatchidar;
A.S. - Marine Science
PNI: Namath Joe;
And from the College of Micronesia - Pohnpei Campus:
A.S. - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Jesse Hairens, Tricia Halverson, Rayleen Hellan and Ryner Louis.
A.S. - Early Childhood Education
The President urged the 80 plus graduates to "render the nation your service."
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