USM Hosts Successful Breakfast with High School Counselors

February 27, 2023

USM welcomed 15 guidance/career counselors and social workers from various high schools to a breakfast event hosted by the division heads of the Education programs. The event's theme was "Preparations for our Students' Academic Future."
On Friday, February 24, 2023, USM welcomed 15 high school guidance and career counselors and social workers from various high schools, including St. Dominic High, St. Maarten Academy, SMVTS, PSVE, SVOBE; MPC, Sundial, Mac High, and CBA, for a breakfast event led by division heads of the Education programs Mrs. Sam and Mrs. Shipley Hodge.

The aim of the breakfast session was to give the high school counselors a chance to work in groups, share their findings, have open discussions, and watch a presentation on the new and improved pre-USM program, which was made so that high school graduates could move right into college courses. President of USM, Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez, delivered opening remarks, and Dean of Academics, Mr. Wycliffe Smith, concluded the session. "We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the academic futures of their students," said Dr. Antonio Carmona Baez.

Mrs. Sam, division head at USM, stated, "We are pleased to have hosted this breakfast event and are grateful to the high school counselors for taking the time out of their busy schedules to join us. It was an excellent opportunity for us to discuss the academic future of our students and explore new avenues for preparing them for the transition to college." The event was a huge success, with the high school counselors gaining valuable insights into the new pre-USM program and how it can benefit their students.

The group sessions and open discussions were also highly informative and productive, providing a platform for sharing ideas and best practices. Mrs. Shipley Hodge, division head at USM, added, "We believe that events like this are essential for strengthening the relationships between high schools and universities. We hope to continue hosting events like this in the future to ensure that our students are well-prepared for the challenges of college life."

Overall, the breakfast event was a great success, and the USM team is grateful to all the high school counselors who attended. "At USM, we believe in working collaboratively with high schools to ensure that their students are well-prepared for the transition to college-level courses." The Dean of Academics, Mr. Wycliffe Smith, concluded that we look forward to continuing to work with high schools to provide the best possible academic preparation for their students.


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