Nassau, The Bahamas – The 2014 People’s Republic of China Scholarship Ceremony was held at the Melia Cable Beach Hotel on Monday, 18th August 2014.
In the largest scholarship cluster since the scholarship program’s inception and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in May 1997, sixteen Bahamians were awarded scholarships from the Government of China and two Bahamians were awarded scholarships from the Confucius Institute at the College of The Bahamas.
Joining 58 other Bahamians who have benefitted from this program over the last 17 years, the recipients will pursue both undergraduate and graduate studies in China in a wide variety of academic disciplines including Economics, Marine Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Genetics, Enterprise Management, Public Diplomacy, International Communication and Public Administration.
On hand to congratulate and encourage the recipients were Ms. Zhang Fangfang from the Chinese Embassy; Mr. Haldane Chase, Director of the Confucius Institute at the College of The Bahamas; H.E. Yuan Guisen, Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas and the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration who delivered the keynote address.
Mitchell noted that he was pleased that the students received this grand opportunity not only to receive a tertiary education, “but to be Ambassadors of our Nation, to share with the people of China the richness of our heritage, traditions and culture.”
Below is the list of scholarship recipients and their areas of study:
Ms. Teshar Johnson Economics
Mr. Duran Ching Marine Engineering
Mr. Jonathon Saunders Clinical Medicine
Mr. Tyrus Ambrose Clinical Medicine
Ms. Asiyiah Robinson Bio Medical Engineering
Ms. Janeen Braynen (2yrs) Genetics
Mr. Jamaal Bullard (2yrs) Enterprise Management
Ms. Angelika Hilerbrandt (1yr) Public Diplomacy
Ms. Thelma Rolle (1yr) Public Diplomacy
Ms. Jaimie Gibson (1yr) International Communication
Mr. Eric Rose (1yr) International Communication
Ms. Isheika Cleare (1yr) Public Administration
Ms. Rhonda Smith-Martin (1yr) Public Administration
Ms. Nekeishna Sutherland (1yr) Public Administration
Ms. Etosha Rahming (1yr) Public Administration
Ms. Gia Smith (1yr) Int’l Econ of Bus. Admin
2014-2015 CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Mr. Tray Rollins (6 months) Mandarin Languages
Ms. Gustave Williamson (2yrs) Environmental Science