NCU to Honour Shirlene Henriques at Historic 100th Graduation Exercise

Mrs. Henriques (left) receiving a certificate of recognition in 2019 from Mrs. Nelda Rose Dracket.

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will confer the honorary Doctor of Science degree on Caymanian Shirlene Henriques, MA, OCI, who graduated among the first batch of NCU-degreed nurses in 1974. This is set to take place during its historic 100th commencement on August 13, 2023.

The “robing and hooding” ceremony will be held at the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Cayman (8 AM), presided over by Ivor Harry, DMin, President of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Henriques, former CEO of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, will be recognized for her outstanding contributions to nursing and community service, highlighted by her Officer of the Order of the Cayman Islands (OCI) award in 2021.

More than 700 graduands from NCU’s diverse academic programs will be celebrated across the institution’s four colleges and one school. Prof. Lincoln Edwards, NCU’s President, hailed the event as a remarkable testament to both the graduates’ determination and the university’s legacy.

In addition, NCU will recognize other notable individuals during the ceremony, including the Hon. Audrey Sewell and NCU alumnus Mr. Dennis Morgan.

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