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Meet the 2011 Valedictorians

Carlitha Debra Shortte-Letts

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Seneca College valedictorian Carlitha Debra Shortte-Letts, Social Service Worker – Immigrant and Refugee, is shown accepting her diploma from John Struthers, Chair of the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences.
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Carlitha Debra Shortte-Letts has been selected as valedictorian for Seneca College’s convocation taking place on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newnham Campus (1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto).

Carlitha went to school for and worked as a Registered Personal Support Worker for 11 years, until her hours were drastically reduced during the recession. As an immigrant originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines herself and having watched her friends and family go through the immigration process, Carlitha was familiar with the challenges and the resources that could help. It was someone from the social service agency COSTI that suggested she pursue a career in the field, after watching her help so many others through the process.

She applied to Ontario’s Second Career program and was approved to enrol in Seneca’s Social Service Worker – Immigrant and Refugee diploma. She is now volunteering at an English conversation circle offsite through COSTI North York Centre HOST program. She is hoping to start her career in the field soon and also plans to begin pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the field next fall.