Chance graduates from Ming Chun University, Taiwan
June 17, 2011
Chance graduates from Ming Chun University, Taiwan

Kenton Chance has graduated from the Ming Chuan University International College (MCUIC) in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.{{more}}

Chance, who graduated at the top of his class, received the “First Prize Award for Academic Excellence” in his programme. He also received four other awards during his studies, namely the MCUIC Dean’s List Award of Fall 2010, the MCUIC Internship Award of 2009 and the MCUIC Outstanding Award for English Prose in 2007 and 2009.

In addition, Chance was also one of two students selected to begin their Master’s degrees during the final year of their university programme. Chance has since finished his first year of a Master’s degree in International Affairs, with an emphasis in Global Governance. This programme is offered by MCU Graduate School of International Affairs.

Chance has also had many other great achievements during his studies. He has been the top of his class for six of seven semesters. In his seventh semester, he began taking his Master’s degree courses in addition to his undergraduate courses, and still managed to place third in class.

Chance also received a 100 per cent grade on his undergraduate thesis, which was completed one year before it was due. The thesis examined “The Impact of the Liberalization of Radio on Democracy in St. Vincent and the Grenadines”. The thesis was given a grade of 100 per cent, as according to Chance’s thesis supervisor it went above and beyond what was expected, and approached what is expected at the Master’s level.

“My experience in Taiwan has been a very rewarding one, in that it has helped to transform me from merely being a national of SVG to being a citizen of the world. I read a quote a few days ago that succinctly summarizes how I feel: “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine,” Chance said.

Chance thanked the government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Government of Taiwan for financing his education. He also extended thanks to his mother Patricia Chance-Hoyte and Symantha Walker, “a very special person who was very supportive of my efforts.” He further extended thanks to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and former Chief Education Officer Susan Dougan.

“I am also grateful to The Vincentian where I did my formal internship, and Searchlight, where I had an informal internship and a platform to publish my news articles.”

Chance intends to stay in Taiwan for one more academic year, during which he will complete his Master’s degree.(OS)