CaribWorldNews, Villanova, PA, Mon. May 18, 2009: An engineering student with Jamaican roots on Sunday delivered the commencement address on behalf of students at Villanova university, a Catholic university in Pennsylvania.
Sherrie Ann Martin, born of Jamaican parents in the U.S., delivered the address at the 2009 graduation ceremony, where Admiral William J. Fallon, retired United States Navy officer and past alum, addressed the class of 2009 as the commencement speaker.
Under cloudy skies, Martin exhorted her fellow students to live `dangerously extraordinary` lives. Citing President Barack Obama, she said America needs `you and me to take up our positions and stare impossibility in its face and create possibilities for our communities.`
Martin is the eldest daughter of parents, Michael and Una Martin of West Chester, Pennsylvania.