The College of The Bahamas: 40 Most Outstanding to be Honored at the Flamingo Ball

FlamingoIn the Bahamas, pioneers in the health care profession, national security leaders, social and civic revolutionaries and luminaries in the legal practice and judiciary are among The 40 Most Outstanding Alumni of The College of The Bahamas, who will be honored on June 14, 2014 at the institution’s inaugural Flamingo Ball. Here are excerpts, with a link to the full article below:

The 40 COB graduates personify the legacy of leadership being commemorated in The College’s 40th year of existence. [. . .] More than 12,000 alumni of The College of The Bahamas have gone on to pioneer innovations in the public and private sector, make trailblazing contributions to the development of the architectural, medical and business sectors and bring prestige to the institution. This spirit of excellence is what is being celebrated.

“When you look at this list of outstanding alumni, it reads like a veritable who’s who of up and coming Bahamian leaders.  It’s very impressive”, says Vice President of Advancement, Dr. Ian Strachan, AA ’88, Chair of The College’s 40th Anniversary Planning Committee.

The alumni honourees were selected in 16 categories: arts & culture; business; civic & social engagement; education; entrepreneurship; environmental advocacy & stewardship; media; law enforcement; public sector management; religion; sports; tourism & hospitality; legal practice & the judiciary; medicine and allied health; science, engineering, technology and architecture; and politics.

[. . .] Oncologist Dr. Wesley Francis, AA ’93, one of the 40 Most Outstanding Alumni was honoured to have been selected.

“I honestly don’t think of myself as one of the top 40. I am humbled. I am a pretty basic guy; I go to work, I work hard and take the lessons learned from my time at COB and build on it and here I am today,” he says.

Managing Editor of the Nassau Guardian Candia Dames, AA ’95, was also humbled by the honour being bestowed by her alma mater. [. . .]

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