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Fegens Tinegre

Field of Study: Agronomy
Class of 2018

Fegens is one of eight children in a family that always valued education. With no schools in his hometown that offered instruction beyond the tenth grade, Fegens and a younger sister moved to Cap Haitian to live with an older brother in a single rented room.

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Pierre Charles Plaisir

Field of Study: Computer Science
Class of 2017

In order to send him and his four sisters to school, Pierre Charles’s family supplemented his father’s modest monthly income of $200 as a school administrator by renting out two rooms of their four-room house.

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Maureen Petit-Frere

Field of Study: Law
Class of 2018

Describing her life growing up, Maureen says, “We were a happy and tight-knit family. Though we lived modestly, my siblings and I always felt like we had a bright future.”

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Dulene Ema

Field of Study: Business Administration
Class of 2016

Dulene grew up in a town on the Dominican border with her mother and three brothers, one of whom is mentally disabled.

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Joseph-Olritch Colbert

Field of Study: Agronomy
Class of 2018

Joseph’s father died when he was nine and his mother when he was 12, leaving his sister, who was just three years older, to care for Joseph and their younger brother.

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Witchelle Charles

Field of Study: Law
Class of 2016

Witchelle is an only child. Her mother died when she was seven, and she was raised by her father until he passed away after a long illness when Witchelle was 14.

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Joseph-David Jean

Field of Study: Computer Science
Class of 2016

Despite the economic and emotional hardships, Jean-David was a committed and talented student, particularly in math and science…

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John-Wesly Amy

Field of Study: Agronomy
Class of 2017

The family’s situation was unstable while he was growing up – there wasn’t always enough money to go to school or even to eat…

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Fabiola Rosier

Field of Study: Education
Class of 2017

Neither her mother or father ever finished school but in spite of their lack of education, they always encouraged Fabiola in her studies…

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Arschad Alexandre-Laude

Field of Study: Architectural Engineering
Class of 2017

Day to day existence became a challenge for the family when Arschad’s father, a plumber and electrician, injured his arm in an accident, leaving him unable to work…