University of the Virgin Islands graduate Kishma N. Allen ‘09 shared a few words of inspiration with new students on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at an orientation welcome sponsored by UVI’s Student Government Association. Allen encouraged students to work hard toward their degree. “It is easier than you think and you can get it done,” said Allen, who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in accounting. She said she started school seven years late, had a child, and was working full-time when she emptied her bank account to start college. Allen encouraged students to set their bench marks high as they are competing for jobs and other opportunities on a global scale.
UVI graduate Kishma Allen signs copies of her book “It's Your Vision, Can YOU Make it Happen?" Her book has been used in several workshops and mentoring programs across the United States. It features a cover review by UVI President Dr. David Hall, along with comments and reviews by Virgin Islanders who have dedicated themselves to the improvement of the community. The Amazon review describes the books as a “step-by-step, practical guide (that) includes the tools and the inspiration necessary to find the courage and motivation to successfully pursue any dream to discover the manifestation of your desires.”