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Midway University Hosts Special December Graduation Ceremony

Midway University Hosts Special December Graduation Ceremony

Midway University hosted a Commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13 for a special group of students. Twenty-four students from Panama all received their undergraduate degrees.

The students came to Midway University as part of a program sponsored by the Panamanian Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU – Instituto para la Formacion y Aprovechamiento de Recursos Humanos). After completing high school in Panama, the students came to Midway in Spring 2014 and participated in a nine-month College Readiness Program. This program was developed by Midway University faculty and staff members and included courses in English conversation, leadership and cultural activities, and weekend excursions. After the students completed the College Readiness Program, they matriculated into the University as first year students.

“We congratulate this group of new alumni on their accomplishments,” said Dr. John P. Marsden. “The students came to Midway speaking little English and most had never traveled outside their home country. It has been a privilege to watch them learn, mature and grow and now be Midway University graduates ready to take on the world.”

Faculty member Gayle Bartilow and former staff member Emily Evans were the featured Commencement speakers. They each reflected on the accomplishments of the students over the past 4 years and 9 months and offered them well wishes.

The graduates are:

Alexis Javier Aguirre Mojica BA Business Administration Chiriqui, Panama
Glorisneth Yadhir Arcias Saenz BA Business Administration Colon, Panama
Milagros Del Carmen Broce Pardo BA Business Administration Veraguas, Panama
Maria Cristina Castillo Castillo BA Business Administration Veraguas, Panama
Odalys Cedeño Gutierrez BA Education Studies: English Darien, Panama
Jose Jesus Coronado Alveo BA Mathematics Cocle, Panama
Katherine Milena Cortez Barria BA Interdisciplinary Studies Chiriqui, Panama
Vielka Itzel Cruz Bonaga BA Education Studies: English Los Santos, Panama
Elsy Elizabeth Duarte Arena BA Interdisciplinary Studies Chiriqui, Panama
Dania Isel Frias Chavez BA Business Administration Los Santos, Panama
Ilcia González Garcia BA Business Administration Colon, Panama
Eliel Alberto Guerra Alveo BA Business Administration Cocle, Panama
Velkys Lismeth Montemayor Jordán BS Health Care Administration Chiriqui, Panama
Amado Manuel Mendoza BA Interdisciplinary Studies Darien, Panama
Ibeth Karina Morales BA Business Administration: Accounting Chiriqui, Panama
Beverly Murillo De LeĂłn BA Education Studies: English Darien, Panama
Rosaura Ortega RodrĂ­guez BA Business Administration Cocle, Panama
Nelydeth Peralta Cortez BA Business Administration Los Santos, Panama
Carlos Manuel Pinto Villarreal BS Health Care Administration Los Santos, Panama
Jarol Alexander Prado BA Mathematics Los Santos, Panama
David Francisco Rios Gomez BA Business Administration Panama City, Panama
Yiniva Madelen Sarmiento BA Business Administration Veraguas, Panama
Marianela Valdés Concepcion BA Education Studies: English Veraguas, Panama
Ada Lisbeth Valdés Santo BS Biology Veraguas, Panama

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