Dear Champions, Family and Friends of the Champions Program
As I pack up this afternoon ready to leave Antigua once again, I can only thank you all for your dedication and support to the 2014 Champions Program.
It has been many months of planning, preparing and organizing, and I want to thank each and every one of you for being with me every step of the way.
Thank you to all of you who donated your time, resources and financial contributions to the Champions Program. Without your support, this program would not be so successful.
So family and friends, thank you for allowing me to be a part of each of your children’s/friend’s lives. I have watched them grow from students to successful young professionals that I am very proud of. I look forward to watching many of my students walk the convocation stage this coming June as well as guiding those still at UFV towards their goals and aspirations.
I would like to take this moment to thank a very special woman in my life, my mother Jenepher Sheppard. Your support during my pursuit of my passions, dreams and professional goals has been amazing. Mum, thank you for making me the woman, I am today.
To my 2014 Champions, you will always be my Champions, the program does not finish today, but continues through your hearts and dedication in everything you do. Make your mark on the world, this same passionate, driven mark you have left on my heart.
You are all and will always be a Champion.
Dr. Joanna Sheppard