Hector graduates with first class honours and more
November 1, 2013
Hector graduates with first class honours and more

Twenty-four-year-old Denisha Hector returned to the country, hands full of awards, following the 2013 graduation ceremony of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, held on October 25, 2013.{{more}}

Hector gained her B.Sc in International Relations (Special) with a minor in Public Sector Management, graduating with a 3.83 GPA and First Class Honours. She was also the recipient of the Dr Indra Rampersad Award for Most Outstanding Student in International Relations (Special), along with the Josh Drayton Award for Most Outstanding Student in Comparative Public Policy Analysis.

Hector admitted that her interest in International Relations stemmed from a History class at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. Admittedly, her biggest challenge was making the academic move from a natural science background to a behavioural science degree.

While at the UWI St Augustine Campus, Hector also found the time to balance her academic studies with extra-curricular activities, by serving on the executive of the Vincentian Students’ Association (VINSA), being employed as a student assistant in the Department of Graduate Studies and partaking in activities of her hall of residence, Milner Hall, such as concerts and social and cultural events.

Hector has already been accepted to pursue a Master of Science degree in Global Studies at the St Augustine Campus, but opted to return to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Instead she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in International Trade Policy and Law at the Cave Hill campus of the UWI.

According to the recent graduate, her long-term goal is to be an Ambassador for St Vincent and the Grenadines, with focus on regional integration and deepening sustainable trade between CARICOM Member States.

Now back at her post as a Mathematics and Integrated Science teacher at the North Union Secondary School, Hector admits she is humbled by the achievements, and expressed thanks to her parents Ava “Vee” Fitz-Patrick and Montgomery “Monty” Hector, her siblings, and close friends for their support during her journey.