By Demion McTair. Updated 5:40 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Feature: The death of Former Lecturer of Law, at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Arts, Science and General Studies (SVGCC-DASGS), Ms. Cheryl Ann Melany Smith has sent shock waves throughout the country.
Smith, 59, died today (August 9), at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital after a period of illness.
Smith, a Trinidadian-born, taught at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College for more than a decade.
Several individuals have been expressing the impact she has had on their lives.
Lawyer, Dr. Jason Haynes, posted on Facebook “She was truly an outstanding teacher, one who expected much, and was prepared to do all that she could to enable her students to succeed”.
Lawyer Jemalie John, posted “Had it not been for this lady, I would never be a lawyer. Her passion as an educator, love for the law and selfless love for her students ignited my interest”.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) posted: “It is with much sadness that the SVGCC confirms the passing of Ms Cheryl Ann Smith, long standing Law lecturer at the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies. We continue to pray for her family, friends and students (past and present). She will be greatly missed”.
Former student, now lecturer at the SVGCC DASGS, Shanelle Jacobs, posted “Thank you for taking a chance on me,” as she recounted the impact Smith had on her life.
Readers can leave their comments as to how Smith impacted their lives.