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Jacqueline Che, 2005 AlumKnight, to be keynote speaker at Mount Carmel High School’s commencement exercises

(MCS) — Mount Carmel School announced that the keynote speaker for its 2014 high school commencement exercises will be 2005 AlumKnight, Jacqueline P. Che, the director for institutional effectiveness at Northern Marianas College. The exercises are set for May 31 at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel Cathedral.

Che herself graduated from Mount Carmel School in 2005, earning the prestigious Governor’s Leadership Award. From there, she has devoted her life and career to education. After earning her bachelor of arts degree in history and anthropology from the University of San Diego, she was admitted into the university’s graduate school for Higher Education Leadership, one of the most selective schools of its kind in the nation. She earned her masters of arts degree in assessment, student affairs, and higher education policy in 2011 and returned immediately to the CNMI to serve as the Commonwealth Scholarship Administrator, until assuming her current post at the College.

Throughout her educational career, Che remained very active in various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. While in high school, she was the stage manager for her alma mater’s Theatre Club, was admitted into the 2004 Junior Statesmen of America program at Stanford University, and was inducted into the school’s Sacred Heart Chapter of the National Honor Society, which she led as its president. In college, she was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and remained active in numerous student organizations, including the Graduate Student Council, ACPA College Student Educators International, and NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Upon returning to her home island, Che continued her service to the community, earning membership in the newly formed Marianas Chapter of the Pacific Century Fellows program, teaching as an adjunct teacher at Mount Carmel School, and forming a new program, the CNMI/SPN Young Professionals Network. Ever committed to lifelong learning and growth, she continues to advance her education by pursuing a certification through the American Grant Writer’s Association and having been admitted into the Western Association of School and Colleges Assessment Leadership Academy.

Mount Carmel School’s graduating seniors nominated Che to be their commencement speaker, to which school president Galvin Deleon Guerrero immediately agreed. “Ms. Che has done so much for her alma mater, the education community, and the community as a whole; it will be an honor for her to address our graduates,” Deleon Guerrero said. “I personally admire that she returned home to give back to our island; she is a true inspiration.”

In addition to herself, both Che’s brother and sister are AlumKnights. Her brother, Jeffrey Che, graduated in 2008 and her sister, Jasmine Che, is set to graduate Saturday night.