Graduation Remarks from Scholar Danice

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Danice recently graduated from college with a major in Business Administration from Berea College in Kentucky . The graduation ceremony was held on May 7, 2017. Le Flambeau Foundation, represented by Le Flambeau Foundation President Jean St.Lot-Gervais, attended and participated in the celebration.  Scholar Danice is an alumnus of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program. It is clear that as he takes his next steps he will proudly pass forward the torch for Haiti, and for the world.  Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (from Scholar Danice)

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Dear Friends,

Where there is commitment, there is progress. I graduated from Berea College on May 7, 2017; therefore, May 7th marked the end of my undergraduate studies. Now, I am feeling eager to be exploring what lies ahead. My undergraduate degree was not earned from my own personal commitments, I have had friends and family who have always believed in me. Friends and family are everyone who always committed to be my side regardless of the circumstances. I am forever grateful for wonderful people like you who have always had my back.

Our world would reduce to nothing without continuing zest to achieve higher success. I believe that many successful people have always tried to stay up late night in order to grow and to achieve superior status. I give credits to those who give themselves the pain to helping others grow intellectually and as a human. I believe that the best gift one can offer to someone is a piece of instruction and education.

My experiences at Berea College has taught me a lesson of humility towards everything. I take advantage of this liberal arts education to be a better human and to foster a more humane environment around me. I do not believe that one person can change the world, but I do believe that everyone has an incommensurable power to make of the world a better place. The older I am, the wiser I realize I become. This is a due process because the more I learn and acquire new knowledge, the lesser I realize I know. Learning to know myself and exploring about best ways of building community have transformed me into a different individual. At my younger ages, I used to worry a lot for my life as an adult. I never really found a response to my questions from anybody else or on the internet. I just realized that there exist some questions that are not answerable from outside sources. For an average person like me, these questions are self-answered with times given the circumstances we are destined to live.

Through my journey as an undergraduate student, I also learned to be a manager of good and bad occurrences. Managing oneself effectively is an estimation of how good of a leader one can be in the world of tomorrow. While I may not achieve perfection, I believe that through perseverance, I am able of reaching higher skies.

I will take advantage of this opportunity to send my biggest thanks to Le Flambeau Foundation and every person of good faith who have shared my journey as a student. I have never felt so much confidence to push forward than when being certain that I have such strong hands that can lift me up when I need them. It’s always been a blessing to have a conversation with President Jean St-Lot Gervais . You have made me proud. These life lessons are to be carried away to the next generation. Brightest days are yet to come!

Faithfully Yours,

Lefranc, Danice



Le Flambeau Foundation Board:  Jean St.Lot-Gervais, Joseph Puchner, Timothy Wright III, Gregory Collingwood, Sheri Colas-Gervais


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