USP Alumni Network

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight features profiles of our alumni who have different memories of their time at USP and have embarked on a variety of career paths.  The profiles highlight the diverse range of areas in which they have gained success, both in terms of their chosen careers and their personal achievements. 

Get to know some of our alumni and read about their experiences, career path, achievements, and advice to current students and recent graduates.  

If you would like to add your own profile and share your experience and success story, please contact the Alumni Office.

 

Alumni profiles grouped by decade

1971-1979

Alumni Profiles: 1971-1979

  • 1971

    Usman is originally from Fiji but currently resides in New Zealand. He is one of the first graduates of USP. He graduated with a Diploma in Education in 1971. He later completed a Honours Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Newcastle in UK. He started his career as a teacher and later became a lawyer. read more...

     

    Believing that "success comes with hardwork, dedication and loyalty" Ramesh Narsi is one of USP's first graduates in 1971. He completed his Master's in 1977 from UNSW. Originally from Fiji, Ramesh now retired in Australia does voluntary work for a non-profit organisation Meals on Wheels read more ...

     

    1972
    John, originally from Fiji but currently residing in New Zealand, graduated with a BA from USP in 1972 majoring in Economics and Sociology. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex and graduated with Master of Philosophy in 1977. read more...

     

    Anirudh graduated from USP with a BSc in Chemistry and Biology in 1972. He continued his studies at the University of Auckland and graduated with MSc. He then obtained his PhD from the University of Leicester. Currently he is working at USP as Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Engineering and Physics. read more...

     

     

    After being in the civil service for 33 years, Devendran Kumaran retired to write his life story. An alumnus of USP, Devendran graduated in 1972 and 1977 respectively. An accomplished author, Devendran's first book Mannu's Karma came out in 2010 and he now has 4 books to his credit read more ...

     1973

    Shashikant is originally from Fiji but now residing in New Zealand. He graduated from USP in 1973 with a BA and Graduate Certificate in Education. He later did his post-graduate studies at the University of Hawaii and East-West Centre Grant read more ...

     

    Kolinio Meo is a name synonymous with Education. From Naboutini Saqani, Meo's passion for teaching was the driving force behind him graduating with a Diploma in Education in 1973 and a BEd in 1973 from USP. Now retired, Meo continues to work part time read more ...

  • 1974

    Jeet is originally from Fiji but now residing in New Zealand. He graduated from USP in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science. After graduating he worked for FSC and a ginger processing plant in Fiji. He later moved to New Zealand and worked for Nestle. He is currently working for New Zealand Starch Ltd. read more...

     

    USP Alumnus and Academic, Prof. Naidu was born and educated in Fiji and UK. He was one of the fortunate few to study at USP when it first started and obtained his undergraduate and masters degrees in 1974 and 1980 respectively. Prof. Naidu is the Director of Development Studies at USP's SGDIA read more ...

     

    1976

    Oscar Billings is originally from Labasa Fiji but now resides in Australia. A BSc graduate in 1976, Oscar says 'USP has helped me to be independent and think outside the box'. Oscar is proud that the knowledge gained through his studies at USP prepared him well for his work at BOC, Australia read more ...

     

    1977

    Elizabeth Reade graduated from USP in 1977. USP has been the backbone to my career she says. Elizabeth is the Deputy University Librarian at USP where she has worked for 37 years read more ...

     

    Jagdishwar is originally from Fiji but currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has graduated twice from the University of South Pacific - with Gold Medals on both occasions - for his BA in 1977 and MA in 1988. Subsequently, he completed his PhD from Deakin University (Australia) read more ...

     

    Originally from Ba, Fiji Dr. Surendra Prasad has been fascinated by Science.  Graduating from The University of the South Pacific in 1977, Dr. Prasad credits his humble upbringing as the driving force for his success. Dr. Prasad works at USP's Properties and Facilities Department read more ...

     

     1979

    Prof. Dharmendra Sharma, originally from Fiji but now residing in Australia, graduated from USP with a BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry in 1979 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics and a MSc in 1988. He later completed his PhD in Computer Science at the Australian National University read more ...

     

     

     

1980-1989

Alumni Profiles: 1980-1989

  • 1980

    Bikenibeu is from Tuvalu but currently resides in Fiji. He graduated from USP in 1980 with a Bachelor of Agriculture. He has served as the Prime Minister of Tuvalu 3 times. He is now a freelance consultant. read more...


    1981

    Anna, originally from Fiji but now residing in New Zealand, graduated with a Diploma of Education from USP in 1981. Anna has worked as a teacher in Fiji and New Zealand, a researcher, policy advisor and managed a variety of specialist teams in education, health and development assistance. read more...


    1982

    Narendra Prasad is from Dreketi Vanualevu but now resides in New Zealand. A graduate in 1982, Narendra completed a Diploma in Education then came back to USP to complete his undergraduate degree in 1989. He went on to complete his Maters read more ...

     

    1983

    Winifereti graduated from USP in 1983 with a BSc and Graduate Certificate in Education. She later completed her Masters from University of Wollongong in Australia and PhD from Massey University in New Zealand. read more...



    Dr Sherven Sharma, an alumnus of USP, graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics, Chemistry and Math. That same year he lost his mother to pancreatic cancer and decided on a career investigating the biological characteristics of cancer for the development of novel therapeutic. read more ...

     

    1984

    Frances is from Samoa and graduated from USP in 1984 with a BA in Public Administration. She later did Grad. Cert. in Health Economics and Financing from the University of York and MA in Public Policy from the Australian National University. read more...


    1985

    Rajni, originally from Fiji, graduated from USP with a BA in Accounting in 1985. He was a part-time tutor at USP for year 1 and 2 accounting students till he migrated to Sydney, Australia. read more...


     


    Stanley, originally from Solomon Islands but now residing in New Zealand, graduated from USP with a BA and Graduate Certificate in Education in 1986. Upon graduation, Stanley entered the field of education. read more...


     

    Biman graduated from USP with BA in Mathematics and Economics and Graduate Certificate in Education in 1985 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 1988. He completed his Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1991 read more ...

     

    1986

    Vinod, originally from Fiji, graduated from USP with a BA in 1986. After graduating he worked at few companies in Fiji such as KPMG, Air Pacific Ltd, and Golden Manufacturers Ltd. After a successful career in Fiji, Vinod migrated to Australia. read more...




  • 1987

    John graduated from USP with a Bachelor of Arts in Administration and Economic in 1987. He is currently the Minister for Health and Medical Services in Fiji. read more...



    Harjeet, originally from Fiji, graduated from USP with a BA in Accounting & Economics in 1987. After graduating he worked as an Accountant/ Auditor for 2 years at Coopers and Lybrand (Lautoka) and then migrated to USA in 1989. read more... 




    1988

    As Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate Services Unit at the Vanuatu Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Michael Mangawai says land administration is a big challenge with his department. Graduating from USP in 1988 with a BA degee in Land Management and Development  read more ...


    1989

    Rajneesh graduated with a Diploma in applied computing in 1989, a Diploma in Management Studies in 1996, and a MBA in 2000. She works at the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) as Manager Info Systems. She is the first women in the history of FSC to assume an Executive Level Position read more...

     

1990-1999

Alumni Profiles: 1990-1999

  • 1990

    Rajendra graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts and is currently a secondment from the US firm to Price Water-house Coopers in Tokyo, where he is a Partner in Financial Services Practice. read more... 


    1991

    Dr. Mukesh Prasad is an Alumnus of USP, having graduated with his undergraduate and masters degrees in 1991 and 1995 respectively. He is from Boca, Labasa Vanualevu. Dr. Prasad is the Policy and Research Manager at Clubs Queensland read more ...

     

    The ambition to move into the family business was the main reason behind Gary Wong studying Accounting and Economics. Graduating in 1991, Gary was one of two gold medal recipients for the Bachelor of Accounting and Economics programme. Originally from Fiji but Gary work and lives in in Japan read more ...

     

     

    Since May 2010, Ilisoni Vuidreketi has been at the helm of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO). He graduated from USP in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1996 with a MBA read more ...

    1992

    Passionate about the environment, Lalit Kumar studied Science at University. He is a Professor at the University of New England in Australia and has ambitions to be in a senior administrative role or a research leader at a university in 10 years time. “I think I have the research profile and publications to lead an international re4search group in the area of climate change impacts, particularly in the Pacific” … read more 

    1993

    Jayati graduated with a Diploma in Educational Admin in 1990, a BA in 1991, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Geography in 1993. He is originally from Ba, Fiji, but currently resides in New Zealand. read more...

     

     

    A’eau Christopher Peter Hazelman graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was recently appointed as the Pro-Chancellor of the National University of Samoa read  more ...

     

     1994

    Clive Zeke is originally from the Solomon Islands but works and resides in New Zealand. Clive graduated from USP in 1994 in a Bachelor of Arts and a Law Degree from the Waikato University in 2011. At USP, 'I learnt how to be independent and motivate myself with regards to my studies' says Clive read more ...

     

    1996

     A passion for teaching and the belief that "Education is Endless" is what drove Nagin Patel to pursue a career in education. Originally from Labasa, Fiji, Nagin graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 1996 read more ...

     

    From humble beginnings in Lomaloma, Lau, Mere Samisoni decided to start her own business. The Hot Bread Kitchen is now a household brand in Fiji and the Pacific. Mere graduated in 1996 with a MBA, applying the knowledge from her studies to her business read more ...

  • 1997

    Graduating in 1997 with a Bachelors degree, Priya Chattier was also proud at be awarded two gold medals for her hardwork. She then received a scholarship to do her Master's degree at USP before taking up an offer to do her PhD at ANU in Australia read more ...

    Nicholas Cornelius is ‘living the dream in the gaming world’. Since scooping the Gold Medal award for Literature and being named the best overall School of Humanities student during his graduation in 1997, Cornelius went on to start an illustrious career in the media world. read more...



    Morgan graduated from USP with BA in history, management, and sociology in 1977, MA in History and Anthropology in 1987 and  PhD in History in 1997. He has lived in Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia and regards all of these countries as home. read more...



    Mesake graduated from USP with a BA in Accounting and Economics in 1992 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Management in 1997.He is currently a Senior Fellow in the Graduation School of Business at USP. read more...

    Koroseta is originally from Samoa but currently residing in New Zealand. He graduated from USP with a BA in Public Administration and Political Science in 1980 and a MBA in 1997. He is Managing Director of Sustainable Pacific Development, his own development consultancy company. read more...

    1998

    Filifilia is from Samoa and graduated from USP with a BA in 1994 and MBA in 1998. He is currently Engineering Sales & Marketing Manager at Computer Services Limited in Samoa. He is also Executive Council Member of Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Leadership Samoa Programme. read more…

     

    With his children as his inspiration, the sky was the limit for Jovilisi Qoroya in pursuing further studies at the University of the South Pacific. I graduated with a ‘Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1998, then decided to enroll in the Master of Commerce program which I graduated from in 2011.  read more ...

    Lensley Livu Bani Kwiri is from Vanuatu. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Population studies and Demography in 1998. His interest in Geography started during his secondary school days so picking a major when he came to University was not a problem read more

     

    Adam Shah knew he wanted to do something cool with computers so selecting a major at USP was not a problem.
    Originally from Labasa, Fiji, Adam graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.  Adam now works at Google Headquarters in London  read more 

     1999

    Originally from Labasa but now residing in New Zealand, Kashmir Kaur is passionate about teaching. Graduating from USP in 1999 with a BEd Kaur said that "my teacher role play started at an early age so when it was time for Uni I knew what I wanted to study" read more ...

     

    Listing "coordinating and launching the Niue second national communication in 2016" as a career highlight since graduation, Rossylynn Pulehetoa-Mitiepo is the Acting Director Meteorological Services in Niue.  "USP equipped me  with the sound knowledge in Science that is relevant to my career today read more ...


2000-2009

Alumni Profiles: 2000-2009

  • 2000

    For Viraaj Lad, managing the family business was something he knew he would do. As the fourth generation and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of BhikhaBhai's, Viraaj is proud of his family heritage and the knowledge gained through his studies at USP read more ...

    Farzana Gounder graduated in 2000. Growing up in a multilingual society had a profound impact on her undertaking a degree in linguistic. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Waikato University read more ...

     

    Metua Vaiimene graduated in 2000 and 2007 with a BA and MBA degrees respectively. According to Metua, 'the will to succeed is important, but it is the will to prepare to succeed, that will separate those who wish and dream, from those who make it happen' read more ...

     

    2001

    Tuala is from Samoa. He graduated from USP in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and Public Administration. He later furthered his studies in Samoa and Australia and he is now a Certified Public Accountant. read now...

     

    The desire to make physics a more important subject in school is what inspired Asheesh Gautam to study Education and major in physics at USP. Asheesh graduated in 2001 with a BEd, Postgraduate Diploma in Physics (2004) and Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching in 2006 from USP read more ...

     2002

    Shalend graduated from USP in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Information System. He is now pursuing MA in Commerce from USP. He has worked in specialized roles of taxation, financial/treasury/internal, regulatory & compliance audits and currently as a Manager Finance. read more...

     

     

    Priestly Habru is from the Solomon Islands. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Literature and Language in 2002 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Studies 2014. He is the owner and editor of the Island Sun newspaper in the Solomon Islands read more ...

     

    Janelle Montu Veresa is originally from Rotuma Fiji but now resides in the United States. She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and got her first job with the Fiji Ministry of Finance. I have my degree and am where I am because of the USP read more ...

     

    Joape Kuruyawa is from Lalati Village in Fiji. Graduating with a double major in Information Systems and Biology in 2002, Joape says that "Volunteerism inspires him and has formed the cornerstone for his career and personal life". Joape works at ANZ Pacific Operations read more ...

     

    2003

    Inspired by her mother, Georgina Vira decided to follow in her footsteps and become a teacher and an accountant through USP's Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme. Georgina was one of the first graduates for the BEd programme in Accounting and Financial Management at USP's Emalus Campus in Vanuatu read more ...

     

    With aspirations of leading the Solomon Islands one day, Walter Waneoroa decided to study management because it has helped him to effectively manage people which is a great leadership quality. Walter is from the Solomon Islands and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 and a MBA in 2016 read more ...

     

    His curiosity about how the earth works and how people fitted into the earth system is why Shaun Williams chose to study Geoscience. From Samoa, Shaun graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2003 from USP and also received a gold medal for being the most outstanding student in geography read more ...

     

    2004

    Akka, from Kiribati, graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Journalism and History Politics. She has worked at five ministries in Kiribati since her career began in the Government in 2004. read more...

     

     


    Faletoese from Samoa graduated with a MBA from USP in 2004 and receievd a gold medal as well. He has worked in Financial Management role in a local financial institution, a telecommunication company and currently working as an Accountant for Alafua Campus in Samoa. read more...

     

    With the belief that there are no short cuts in life, Timothy Morgan credits his success 'to putting in the hard yards which pays off in the end'. Graduating in 2004 with a BA from USP and Masters from Griffith University, Timothy works at Staging Connections in Sydney read more ...

    Rajnesh Prasad graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems. The greatest highlight of his career is being the brains behind M-Paisa, Vodafone Fiji's mobile money transfer service read more ...


    2005

    Tebao from Kiribati graduated from USP with a BA in Managements & Economics in 2004 and a MBA in 2005. Heis married to Terengaiti Ieita-Awerika (a USP graduate herself) and together they have five beautiful children. He is currently working as Secretary for the Office of the President read more...

    Tamahiki Charlene Tukiuha is from Niue. Intrigued by human behaviour and personality she chose to study sociology and applied psychology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the same field in 2005. Charlene now works for the Niue Government as Community Development Manager  read more ...

     

    Mereseini Tuivuniwai is from Sigatoka, Fiji and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Administration and Literature and Language. For Mereseini, the opportunity to travel the world and the pacific were great career highlights. She now works at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat read more ...

     

    Courtney Kruse graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management with Information Systems. Being her own boss is the job Courtney wanted. Now the owner of Applied Print Design read more ...

     

  • 2006

    Nitesh Chand is the current head of Corporate at Fiji Television Ltd. Comfortable with numbers since his school days, Nitesh choose to study Accounting and Banking. Nitesh completed his undergraduate and MBA degrees in 2006 and 2014 respectively read more ...


    H.E. Mr Salacakau graduated from USP with a BA and a Graduate Certificate majoring in History and Geography in 1977 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies in 2006. Mr Salacakau is High Commissioner for Fiji in South Africa. read more... 

     

    Sonal is originally from Fiji but currently resides in Australia. She graduated from USP with a BA and a Masters in Management and Public Administration in 2003 & 2006 respectively. She is an adjunct Lecturer at the Macquarie University in Australia. read more...

     

    Junior Ngatokotua is from the Cook Islands. He graduated in 2006 with a LLB and PDLP and in 2010 with a PDPD. His greatest achievement as a student was completing his undergraduate studies in 4 years instead of the stated 5 years. He is the Senior Maritime Officer Legal with the Ministry of Transport read more ...

     
    2007

    The story of Pita Tuiloma, an Alumnus of The University of the South Pacific who rose through learning challenges to graduate with his first degree in 2007. Pita is currently studying towards his second Master’s Degree in Development Studies read more...

     

    Joseph, from Solomon Islands, graduated with a LLB in 2006 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2007. He is working as a successful legal practitioner (Barrister and Solicitor). read more...


    Mareta from Kiribati graduated with a BA in Economics and Public Administration from USP in 2007.After graduating she started working at the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Cooperatives in Kiribati as an Intellectual Property Officer. read more...


    Rajeshwar graduated from USP with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Economics in 1991 and Master of Business Administration in 2007. He is now pursuing Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Trade. Currently, he is Corporate and Regulatory affairs [CORA] Manager at British American Tobacco (Fiji) Ltd. read more...

     

     

    Jama'l Talagi is from Niue. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, double major in Economics and Marine Affairs in 2007 and a postgraduate Diploma in Marine Affairs in 2013. She now works for the Niue Government in the Department of Fisheries and Forestry read more ...

     

    Tevai Matapo is from the Cook Islands, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2007 and a Master of Business Administration in 2009.  As a mature student 'I enjoyed the challenge of studying through distance learning to motivate the younger students to success' he tells Alumni News read more ...

    2008

    Tomwa is from Kiribati. He graduated from USP with a Postgraduate Diploma for General Managers in 2008. He has worked for the Government of Kiribati since he started his career. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer for the Kiribati Housing Corporation (State Owned Enterprise under the Public Service Office). read more… 

     


    Moriana is originally from the Marshall Islands but currently residing in Australia. She graduated from USP with BSc in Environmnt Science in 2008. She later completed her MSc in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. read more...

     

    Casper Supa is from the Solomon Islands. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2008. He currently works as the National Project Coordinator for Pacific Adaption to Climate Change (PACC) Project in the Solomon Islands read more...

     

    Tebanteiti Rokoua is from Kiribati and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Public Administration and Politics in 2008. While already employed, Ms. Rokoua decided to study at USP to further her professional career. She now works as the Human Resource Manager for the Ministry of Finance read more ...

     

    Annemarie Dunbar is from Denmark. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Sociology. Being passionate and fascinated by the all encompassing reach and nature of the tourism industry, for her moving to Fiji was an opportunity not to be missed read more ...

     

    Saiasi Fuli is from Fiji and started his rugby career representing Fiji with the Flying Fijians after completing high school. Already a civil servant he decided to enrol with USP and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2008 read more …

     

     

    William Reiher is from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. "USP opens up so many doors. Not only career doors but doors that you didn’t know existed", William tells USP Alumni. Inspired by his mother read more ...

    Believing that "it takes a village to raise a child", Tarita Hutchinson has managed to maintain a balance between being a wife and mother, student and company executive. Graduating in 2008 with an MBA, Tarita is modest about her achievements at the helm of the Southpac Trust read more ...

    2009

     Lindon Havimana was raised in the rural areas of the Solomon Is and the realization that our livelihood heavily depends on the ecosystem started at an early stage of his. So when it was time for me to decide which field of study I should pursue at the University of the South Pacific (USP), I chose Marine Science  read more ...

    With a passion for marine science, a career in Freshwater Ichthyology was instore for Leikima Copeland. Graduating from USP with his undergraduate and masters degrees in 2009 and 2013 respectively, Lekima now works for USP with the Institute of Applied Science read more ...

    Jenies graduated in 2009 with Bachelor of Arts in Management & Public Administration and Banking and Finance. She is currently pursuing Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies. She works at USP as Manager Marketing read more...


    Praneel graduated from USP in 2009 with a BA in Accounting and Financial Management and minor Economics. He is currently in Kiribati working for AusAID as Senior Program Manager – Finance and Corporate. read more... 




    Shalini is originally from Fiji but currently resides in Australia. She graduated  from USP with a Bachelor of Law in 2009 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies in 2010. She has worked at Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) as a lawyer. She is currently in Australia studying at Monash University.  read more...

     

    Tatiana Burn received the Gold Medal in 2009 when she graduated with the Master in Business Administration. A proud Cook Islander, she has put her MBA skills to good use in her business read more ...

     

2010 & beyond

Alumni Profiles: 2010 & beyond

  • 2010

    Shiwangni Rao is a PhD student at the Charles Sturt University in Australia. She completed her Bachelor and Masters degree in Environmental Science from USP in 2010 and 2012 respectively. "I found the Environmental Science program to be highly engaging and significant. It did not only cover the scientific base of the course but the content also gave students insight on global perspective and matters in relation to the environment", she said read more ...

     

    Studying Management and Public Administration and Information Systems was a combination that worked for Radhika Devi. Graduating in 2010 with a BCom, PGD in Management and Public Administration in 2014 and  MCom in 2015, Radhika now works and resides in China read more ...

     

    While the internet gives us the world at our finger tips, we have to exercise caution. Meet Jeff Garae, a PhD cyber Security student at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Originally from Vanuatu, Jeff completed his undergraduate degree with USP in 2010 majoring in CS and IS read more ...

     

    Unity is from Samoa and he graduated from USP in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science. He currently works for the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries in the Aquaculture section, Fisheries Division. He is also a certified Open Water Diver. read more...


    Alvin graduated from USP in 2010 with a BA in Tourism Studies and Management & Public Administration. He is currently working for Carpenters Finance as a Quality Assurance Officer in the Risk & Compliance Unit. read more...

     

     

    A modest background was the motivating factor for Rovil Chandra to try hard in life. Rovil credits his parents and girlfriend as the driving force behind his success. A multi-ethnic scholarship and a 'can-do' attitude set the foundation for him at USP. Graduating in 2010, Rovil works at BSP in Suva read more ... 


    2011 

    Ralph is from Vanuatu and graduated in 2011 from USP with a Bachelor of Law. He received a gold medal for being the best Law graduate. He is a Cabinet Minister in Vanuatu. Prior to entering politics he was a ni-Vanuatu anthropologist, artist and politician. read more…



    Sheron graduated from USP with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting & Economics in 2011. She continuing with her studies at USP. Currently she is working for a micro-finance company as Branch Admin. read more...



    Wendy is from Solomon Islands and she graduated from USP in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Currently she is working with the Environment and Conservation Division of the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management & Meteorology as a National Project Assistant under J-PRISM Project in Solomon Islands. read more...

    Dennis graduated with Bachelor of Science in 2005, a Post Graduate Diploma in 2010, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching in 2011. Currently he is enrolled for Masters of Science in Computing and Information System. Dennis is working at USP as Teaching Assistant in the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Science. read more...


    Marilyn, from Fiji, completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Geography and Literature & Language, together with a Graduate Certificate in Education in 2010, and then she did a Post graduate Diploma in Climate Change in 2011. She is currently working towards her Master of Arts degree in Development Studies. read more...




    Amish graduated from USP with a BA in Management and Public Administration and Tourism Studies in 2011. He is now pursuing Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Public Administration. Amish has worked with Ecumenical Centre for Research and Advocacy and Oceania Customer Interaction Services. He is currently working for Vodafone Fiji Limited.. read more...

    Mele from Tonga graduated in 2011 with a BA in Information System and Public Administration Management and is now pursuing MBA. She is currently working for the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour in Tonga. read more...

     

    Mereoni graduated from USP with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Public Administration in 2011.She is currently working for Pacific Building Solutions as an Occupational Health and Safety and Human Resources Assistant. read more...

     

    Vikrant Chandra is a lawyer by profession who is very passionate about golf. Success on the golf scene drives Vikrant to one day representing Fiji in the Rio Olympics in 2016 read more ...

     

     2012
    Ledua graduated in 2009 in Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Management & Public Administration). He then pursued his Postgraduate Diploma in Governance followed by Masters in Governance which he successfully completed in 2010 and 2012 respectively! read more...

     

    Liah hails from Vanuatu. She graduated from USP with BA in Sociology and Social Work in 2009 and with a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Administration in 2012. Currently she is doing a research on the quality of housing provision in Luganville Town in Vanuatu. read more...

    Taualo from Tuvalu graduated from USP with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational leadership in 2012 and is currently pursuing MA in Education. He is a teacher by profession and has taught at two secondary schools in Tuvalu  read more…

    Gwen is from Vanuatu and she graduated from USP with a BA in Accounting and Management in 2012 from Emalus Campus. According to Gwen, USP has helped her to be proactive, use her time wisely and also speak with confidence. read more…



    Nelson from Vanuatu graduated with a Master of Business Administration from USP in 2012. He is currently working at the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu as the Director of Corporate Services. read more...

     

    Matio Lonalona graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He lists being elected as the President for the USPSA Alafua Campus as a highlight of his student life read more ...

     

    Ambitious, determined and confident are just some of the words that come to mind when describing Nauruan born Rennier Gadabu. After graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture read more ...

     

    Believing that everyone can make a difference, Jewel Toloa's passion for the environment and her home was the driving force behind her studying Marine Science and Management at USP. According to Jewel "USP definitely helped me to become a more independent person" read more ...

     

     

     

     

  • 2013

    Reshmi graduated from USP with a BCom in Accounting and Economics in 2010 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics in 2013. She is now in Japan pursuing her Masters in Economics at the University of Tsukuba. Reshmi has worked as a Research Assistant in the Sch of Economics at USP and later with the Ministry of Agriculture read more...

     

    A passion for children and learning were the driving forces behind Yoo Ra Lee studying early childhood education.  Not being fluent in english did not stop the lady from South Korea from fulfilling her goal. Now a teacher in the Marshall Islands read more...

    Championing the cause for climate change, Ilisapeci Vakacegu is on a one year attachment under the AOSIS Fellowship Programme and is based at the Fiji Mission United Nations in New York. In 10 years’ time  read more ...

    Graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance, Tejal Khatri is now a Graduate Accountant with KPMG. At USP, 'I learnt to prioritize and focus read more ...

     

    Focusing on the future, Kilifi O'Brien is determined to strengthen the education system in Tuvalu."I would like to see myself in 10 years to be a torch-bearer of change advocating for the community," he said. Graduating in 2013 with a Masters in Science in Climate Change, Kilifi is the Program Manager read more ...

    Finau Vulivuli completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy & International Affairs in 2014. A project officer with the Ministry of Health, Finau is making headlines on the sports field. Credited with being Fiji’s first soccer referee, Finau is no stranger to sports read more ...

    2014

    The desire to make her mark at work and progress in her career motivated Sherese Peckham to enrol in the Master of Business Administration programme at USP. While studying, Sherese had the opportunity to represent Fiji at the read more ... 

     

    2015

    The will to make a difference in the world is what motivated George Balairamo to study at USP. He decided to study environmental science so he can play an active role in preserving the environment for the future. He currently works as a Principal Rural Development Officer, Ministry of Rural Development, Solomon Islands Government read more …

    Lydia has made the Pacific her new home. With a passion for Marine Science, Lydia graduated on 27th March 2015 with a Bachelor of Sciences majoring in Marine Science. Lydia also received a gold medal for being the most outstanding graduate in Marine Science at USP's Medal and Prizes ceremony read more ...

    From Guyana to Fiji - Leann Kendall graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) and also received a Gold Medal for having the best overall results in a Postgraduate programme. Leann continues her studies at USP and aspires to be a Clinical Child Psychologist read more ...

     

    Stephane Bong is from Vanuatu.He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Work and Psychology in 2015 and also received a Gold Medal for being the most outstanding graduate with a major in Social Work.His passion for Social Work drives his work in the community. Stephane works in Vanuatu read more ...

     2016

    For Andrew Irvin, the ambition to build his research and professional skills to better address conservation needs in the Pacific and feed into the sustainable transport demands currently underserved within the region is what motivated him to pursue further studies at USP's PaCE-SD read more ...

    Louicy Toramo graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Education. The mother of three, was also awarded a gold medal for her programme. From the Solomon Islands, Louicy is the Deputy Principal Mount Horeb Secondary School in Honiara read more ...


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