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Bahamas Consul General Randy Rolle Visits Bahamian Students in Arkansas

Consul General Randy E. Rolle (center) with Bahamian students in Arkansas.
Consul General Randy E. Rolle (center) with Bahamian students in Arkansas.
Kenyon Missick

Bahamas Consul General Randy E. Rolle is back in Atlanta after leaving his office to personally meet students of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Representatives from a Caribbean scholarship association and other students from neighboring universities joined in.
Rolle expressed his "amazement" with the students and their outstanding achievements. He note that many are eager to return to The Bahamas to provide their contributions in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
“I was blown away by the dynamic group of Bahamians at the institution,” he stated. “Many of them are top achievers in their class. They have some credits left to earn but the majority of them are hoping to come home to put what they have learned to secure The Bahamas as a regional leader in several areas and alleviate what some consider a brain drain in the nation. One student, in particular, expressed a desire to focus in the area of stem cell research. Overall, their main concern is being overlooked because despite having the right degree, they may be told they don’t have enough experience. By working collaboratively with these students and various entities and Ministries back in The Bahamas, we are hoping to provide new opportunities for them to showcase their skills.”
Krystian Butler, who coordinated the event, said the Consul General was most "informative".
“The event was very informative and interactive,” she said. “Not only did the Consul General speak, but he also took the time to listen to the needs and concerns of each individual and their aspirations in life. It was an extremely important event for Bahamians to attend because it helped us became more aware of the information and opportunities that could help us through our educational journey. It also gives comfort knowing that there is someone backing us up and our country, The Bahamas, is in full support of our success.”