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Holland College staff visit high schools, connect with students and alumni in the Bahamas

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Holland College International Office staff hit the road recently, heading to the Bahamas to visit high schools in the region and catch up with Holland College students and alumni in the area.

Michael O’Grady, Vice President responsible for international development at Holland College, and Lornie Hughes, a manager in the International Office, visited Queens College School in Nassau. Queens College is the oldest private school in the Bahamas and offers preschool through Grade 12. Holland College and Queens College have been working together to provide post-secondary and internship opportunities for Queens College students.

While in the area, they visited Carla Albury and Denise Newton. Carla is first-year Early Childhood Care and Education student who is completing a six-week internship at the primary school in Queens College. Denise studied in the Tourism and Travel Management program in 2009 as a part of an exchange agreement with the College of The Bahamas, and is now teaching physical education in the Queens College primary school.

Mike and Lornie also visited Jordan Prince Williams High School, where Donathan Moss, a current second year Tourism and Travel Management student, and recent graduate from the Business Management program, Josette Demeritte, are alumni. The students and staff were very welcoming, and even had their Holland College advertisement hanging over the front door! Donathan showed the Mike and Lornie the basketball court he played on during high school.

Holland College’s ties with the Bahamas continue to strengthen, with students coming from there to take a wide variety of programs at the college, from training at The Culinary Institute of Canada to a cadet program at the college’s Marine Training Centre in Summerside, and everything in between!

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Written by Sara Underwood

June 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

Posted in Alumni, Staff, Students

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