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HLSCC newcomers get challenged on entry

Working students and recent High School graduates register for courses at the College this past Monday, January 15, 2019. Photo: Provided
Ag. President Mrs. Judith Vanterpool with members of staff, faculty, & students during Spring 2019 Orientation. Photo: Provided
Ag. President Mrs. Judith Vanterpool with members of staff, faculty, & students during Spring 2019 Orientation. Photo: Provided
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), on Monday, January 15, 2019, received 60 new students along with an estimated 600 returning for the commencement of the Spring 2019 semester and were met with the question, “what legacy do you want to leave behind at the HLSCC Community College?”

This, according to HLSCC President, Ms Judith E. Vanterpool—in a HLSCC press release, dated today, January 21, 2019—who in her address to the newcomers said, “we don’t want you to just leave the college and transfer to another tertiary school, we want you to actually make a difference in your BVI Community… We want you to build a brand…The HLSCC College Brand!”

Change & Damages  

Addressing the gathering in the Eileene Parsons Auditorium during the school’s orientation on Monday last, Ms Vanterpool did not seek to ‘sugar coat’ the experience, telling students of the challenges ahead.

According to the information released by HLSCC in its public statement, She spoke to the , college’s financial challenges, administrative restructuring, and damages sustained to most of the campus buildings by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

According to Ms Vanterpool, “…in order for changes to occur, a process must take place which cannot happen overnight.”

She used the occasion to also observe that some of the changes the college will transition to, include a new marketing campaign and the move to E-books in the fall.

Students and accompanying parents and guardians were also told of HLSCC’s Reaffirmation, and the College App Accreditation in addition to a greater embrace of technology in its teaching methods.


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