Meet the newest addition to the CSO family!
The Spring 2015 Welcoming Ceremony, held on Sunday, January 18, at Heritage Church, was its usual success. Thirty-three new students from Antigua, Dominica, St.Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas, Grenada and St.Lucia, were added to the CSO family. The evening’s proceedings progressed smoothly and were officiated by hosts Chanice LaTouche and Timon Thomas.
The invocation of God’s presence was done by Demerus Darville, after which CSO’s President Donna-Lisa Nelson admonished the newcomers to immerse themselves in the plethora of CSO activities. The delegation was then graced by the musical genius of Okan and Friends which featured the sax in a rendition of Ah Feeling by Lead Pipe.
VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Keith Lamb, spoke about the reputation of excellence that the new students had to up-hold as established by their predecessors. “I cannot recall a time when some of the top academic performers weren’t from CSO,” he said. Dr. Glean also gave re-marks advising the students to “make the organization their own.” He encouraged them to not be confined to CSO but get involved in the entire university experience.
Fostina Charlery introduced the keynote speaker, Mr. Dale Nesty, who gave the students sound advice on what to expect on their newly embarked journey. He even attempted to convey love and relationship advice, he received wide eyes and laughter.
Esther Edwards did a reflective piece, followed by Lizca Bass with a motivational poem, and a year in review presentation by our Historian, Mark Freemantle. Rhea Durand and Charis Thomas serenaded the group, accompanied by Kyle Gordon on guitar.
The evening’s climax was the induction of the students into CSO by Presi-dent Nelson. Damian Da Silva delivered the vote of thanks and Kornika De-Gannes powerfully rendered the closing prayer.