Graduation joy for Samoans at Victoria University

19 May 2017, 12:00AM

Several Samoans are among the jubilant group of graduates at Victoria University’s graduation, which is being carried out in different lots this week in Wellington.

One of them is Olisana Elizabeth Katrina Mariner, of Salelologa, Lano, Lalomanu and Tulaele. 

The 21 year old former student of Vaiala Beach School and Robert Louis Stevenson School, as well as the UPY Programme at the National University of Samoa, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business and Marketing.

Olisana is the daughter of Vui Sebastian and Shorley Mariner, who run the OSM Investments Group in Samoa, which includes engineering firm, OSM Consultants, and media and communications company, OneLook, at Lotopa.

Olisana and her parents thanked God for what He has done in her life and bringing her to this successful end.

They also acknowledged the Governments of Samoa and New Zealand for funding Olisana’s scholarship for the three year duration of her studies.

And they paid tribute to all their families, church and friends who supported her, one way or another. 

Other Samoan graduates this year include:


Master of Commerce

Ah Kuoi, Valasi Faaofo in Information Systems

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

 - Faamanatu Leaiataua

Bachelor of Commerce  

Manatua, Fu’aosamoa Brenda  

Mariner, Olisana Elizabeth Katrina

O’Reilly Keanu Denis Tuai 

Toleafoa, Stephanie Vaega

Bachelor of Tourism

Young, Tarah Solema Bridget

19 May 2017, 12:00AM

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