The New Democratic Party has extending congratulations to its public relations officer, Lavern King on completing a master’s degree in integrated marketing communication.
King graduated from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica last Friday.
Whilst pursuing her graduate studies King effectively maintained her position on the executive arm of the party and also served the university as the Resident Advisor for Graduate Students, the NDP said.
King is a graduate of the Canouan Government School, Dr. J.P Eustace Memorial Secondary, and the SVG Community College.
She said: “I believe firmly that it is not so much about where or whom you were born to, or which school you went to, but rather, it’s about having the audacity to defy the odds and bloom wherever you’re planted.”
Commenting on King’s success, President of the NDP, Godwin Friday said: “Lavern has been a part of the NDP family from a very tender age, I recall when she won the Young Democrats Inaugural Public Speaking Competition in 2011. I simply marvel at her tenacity, her hunger for success and her will to keep trying. We are undoubtedly proud of her. I join with the rest of the party in congratulating her on attaining her masters.”
Friday further said: “The NDP, as a party will continue to provide the opportunity for youths to achieve their full potential. Lavern, as a young person, is a member of our executive, a testimony to our commitment to our youths. We will always have a place at the decision making level within our party for our young people.”
Since her graduation, King has advanced her dreams to the next level, the NDP said, adding that she has joined the ranks of young independent entrepreneurs, registering her own marketing agency, King Marketing Communication, in SVG.
“It is our hope that her vision, commitment and tenacity to defy the odds and overcome stereotypical barriers may serve as an inspiration and encouragement to Vincentian youths to seek to advance themselves and contribute to the development of our blessed nation,” the NDP said.