University of St. Martin

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The University of St. Martin (USM) is a university in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten founded in 1989. It has about 400 full-time and part-time students, and more than 500 alumni. Its president is Annelies Oliver-van den Assem.

USM was established in 1989 by the Honorable Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey and the Honorable Ambassador Dr. Hushang Ansary as an annex of Johnson and Wales University. Its facilities were destroyed by Hurricane Lenny in 1999, but the university was rebuilt. Its peach and white buildings overlook the Great Salt Pond in picturesque Philipsburg.

USM plans to build additional classrooms and dormitories. USM continues to develop programs and partnerships with other education institutions in the region and around the world such as Florida A&M University (FAMU), l’Université de Paris XII: Val-de-Marne, Florida Metropolitan University, Florida State University (FSU), University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Berkeley College, Pace University, University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in Halifax, Canada.

USM currently offers the following degree programs:

Associate of Arts in Business with specializations in: - Accounting - Management

Associate of Arts in General Liberal Arts

Associate of Applied Science in Business Information Management

Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts in Education

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management

USM also offers a Certificate in Teaching program, English as a Second Language (ESL) program, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Tutorial Program, and College Preparatory Program (CEP).

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