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November 30, 2006

Four of Five Scholarships Go to St. Francis Students at Trinidad and Tobago Alliance Annual Awards

It was a great day last Sunday for four St. Francis College students from Trinidad and Tobago. Careen Fletcher '08, Dawn Kim Alves '07, Shelly Mohammed '08, Adanna Tshai Jones '07 were four of the five college students recognized for their academic success by the Trinidad and Tobago Alliance at their 30th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

The four women were all born in Trinidad and came to the United States in 2003 and 2004 to attend St. Francis College. They were awarded scholarships by the Alliance of $1,200 each.

The Trinidad and Tobago Alliance is committed to recognizing excellence, dedication and to maintaining the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. It strives to motivate youth for academic excellence by providing them with scholarships which help promote the advancement of their career.


Careen Fletcher grew up in the Barackpore district of Trinidad. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. She hopes to become a dentist, specializing in orthodontics. Ms. Fletcher has been on the Dean's List every semester at St. Francis and is a member of the Caribbean Student Association and Chemistry Club.

Dawn Kim Alves was born in San Fernando, Trinidad. Her coursework, which has her on the Dean's List, includes a double major in Economics and Business Management. Ms. Alves hopes to return to Trinidad and Tobago and own a hotel and conference center. She is the Chairwoman of "Events for Women" which focuses on HIV/AIDS awareness and assists disabled students as a member of the UN Club.

Shelly Mohammed is from San Juan, Trinidad. She is enrolled in the new five year combined Bachelor's / Master's degree in Accounting. She has been on the Dean's List since her first semester and is involved with the Accounting Club and other non-profit groups. She intends to take the CPA exam and get her PhD in Accounting before returning to Trinidad and Tobago.

Adanna Tshai Jones was born in Trinidad. She has a double major of Information Technology and Business Management and also a minor in French. Ms. Jones is on the Dean's List, a member of the French Club, Caribbean Students Association and the Information Technology Club. She has held internships at Phipps Housing Services New York and KeySpan Energy and plans to attend graduate school.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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