WATCH: 29 Students from Jamaica Earn their Degrees from Monroe College at 2023 Commencement Ceremony in New York
Monroe College, the New York-based higher education institution with a strong and proud history of educating students from the Caribbean, held its 90th Annual Commencement on 16 June, 2023 at Radio City Music Hall near New York City’s famous Times Square area. Twenty-nine graduates in Monroe’s Class of 2023 are from Jamaica.
There are more international students in Monroe’s graduating class from Jamaica than almost any other single country. Only China and India have greater numbers. 
The 29 Jamaican graduates are: 
Abigail Abrahams
Bradley Allen
Jonathan Bernard
Kimberley Brooks
Danario Douglas
Lamoy Duffus
Alex Duncan
Brionie Gayle
Davia Henry
Schemore Lampart
Jean Lawson
Gamali March
Sasha-Gaye McFarlane
Anique McFarlane
Robyn McPherson
Saphanie Montgomery
Serena Morris
Nyeisha Perkins
Rosheena Riley
Matthew Robinson
Leroy Robinson
Domonique Sinclair
Shuwahna Skyers
Dana Slowley
Sabrina Smiley
Mikaelia Smith
Ramone Thompson
Howard Wallace
Shelley Wheatle
“Commencement is my absolute favorite day of the year,” said Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College. “It was an incredible day and such a joy to see these incredible students from Jamaica who worked so hard to earn their degrees take that walk across the iconic stage at Radio City Music Hall as their names were called out.”

Next year will mark Monroe College’s 30th year educating Jamaican students. In fact, its very first international students were eight students from Jamaica back in 1994. They were also the very first students welcomed into on-campus housing as the first dorm opened.