MASS INAUGURATION- WHO ARE YOU LEADING? WHERE ARE YOU LEADING OTHERS TO?
President of Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Keneisha Dwyer-Powell speaking at Northern Caribbean University’s annual Mass Inauguration Ceremony
MANDEVILLE, NCU – On Tuesday September 24, 2019, the Mass Inauguration for the 2019/2020 club regimes was held within the institution with Guest Speaker, President of Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Keneisha Dwyer-Powell, who started her presentation by asking the new executive councils, “Who are you leading? the majority shouted their responses boldly. She then went on to ask, “Where are you leading others to?” Weak and unsure responses were given by council members. They were left to think seriously on that one.
Spiritual, Academic and Social Clubs Executives led by their presidents were sworn into office by United Student Movement (USM) Director of Elections Policies and Constitutional Affairs 2019-2020 Mikel Allen, led the Oath of Office.
Twenty-six(26) clubs were inaugurated on the day. Under the theme, “Par Excellence: Never Settling”, President Powell reminded students that they are leaders and they should act as such, “You are leaders and this should be displayed throughout your everyday lives”. She added that “Par Excellence is not just a fancy theme, you must retain it and live by such. Excellence in academics, your spirituality, your social life.” The guest speaker’s words of encouragement were well received from the observation of the students appreciation through loud noises.
When asked what stood out most for them at the inauguration, three(3) executive members made mention of President Powell’s speech, “the speaker had a conversation with us literally, she was very engaging and because of that, remembering a few of her words were easy.”
USM President, Kavion Allen in his remarks to the executives, encouraged them to continue improving, manage their resources and conduct programs and initiatives that will help them to achieve their set goals in collaboration with other clubs.
The United Student Movement (USM) is the governing student body with direct oversight to all student clubs and association. The USM annual club mass inauguration exercise officially confers new student leaders in their elected position.
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