Photo: High Commissioner with students (l-r): N’Kosha Fletcher, Germaine Bristol, Kenisha James, Keishon Regis, Stacy Abraham, Shamfa Joseph, Earlan Charles, Neilal Jones, Anika Clarke, Devon McKenzie (photo credit: Geoffrey Bosson)
The KBTGSP held its fifth White Coat Ceremny ( WCC) at the Northumbria University Business School on City Campus East at 2 pm Sunday January 18th. Dr Randall House, Vice Provost for the KBTGSP welcomed 104 new medical students from 23 countries on behalf of the Chancellor and the Dean of the School of Medicine. Among them were ten Grenadian scholarship recipients. High Commissioner for Grenada HE Ms Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, graciously took the opportunity to share this very important moment with the students. She congratulated them on having got to this critical chapter of their lives and wished them continued success in their chosen career. These students along with their classmates would complete their first year in the UK, experiencing its rich culture, and then come to Grenada to continue their program. Professor Craig Mahoney addressed the students on behalf of Professor Andrew Wathey, NU's Vice Chancellor. Dr John Powell-Jackson gave a superb keynote address and the Master of Ceremonies, Dr Martin Stransky, an 1983 alumnus spoke movingly about the meaning of the white coat from personal experience. The dais party who presented the white coats were: Dr Powell-Jackson, Dr Stransky, Lord Walton and Dr Shubhra Baruah.