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Ricardo P. Deveaux, D.H.L
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At 3:23pm on August 20, 2009, Nadine McMillon said…
Thank you Ricardo. Let it be our prayer that we be the leaders as well as followers GOD will have us to be. I look forward to sharing ideas with you.
At 2:49am on August 22, 2009, Leonardo C. Burrows said…
Thank you sir. I am enjoying this site already. I am greatful for the invite, this is just what I needed.
At 10:31pm on August 22, 2009, Kelly Reid said…
Thank you Ricardo for thinking so highly of me...
At 8:37am on August 23, 2009, Anastacia Yvette Johnson said…
Thank you Richardo, another great idea, congratulations! I will upload my picture and other poitions shortly. I look forward to the exchange of ideas and information.
At 1:28am on August 24, 2009, Sharell Ali McIntosh said…
Thank you Ricardo. I have not buit my page yet, but will soon add to its content. Look forward to the discourse fom time to time. All the best!
At 11:23am on August 25, 2009, Sylvia Beneby said…
Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement Blessings to you and the family Sylvia
At 11:33am on August 25, 2009, Gary R. Ferguson said…
Excellent Idea! I anticipate exchange of great ideas that will be more than 'just' thought provoking but will be life changing- for participants, the people we lead/serve/influence, and the wider communities in which we live. Ricardo, continue to lead leaders. Thank YOU.
At 1:25pm on August 25, 2009, Gary R. Ferguson said…
Doc, it was an honor to serve with you then and to still have you as a friend. You know you continue to make us proud. Hope to update profile 'soonest'.
Ps. Boy U know how 2 'swell-up' people head. :-)
At 11:04am on August 26, 2009, Glenardo Knowles said…
Ricardo, Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will continue to do my part to make our nation better. I also would like to say that you are doing a wonderful job in making our country better through all of the various groups you are a part of. Keep up the good work!
At 3:54am on August 28, 2009, Leon R. Williams said…
Thank you Doctor Deveaux for your kind words. Thank you for the invitation. Keep up the great work. I hope that I can contribute in some small way. From my view point while we have well educated persons and great managers in the Caribbean, in times of crisis such as we are experiencing today, there is a clariant call for Leaders.

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Birthday - Month and Date (The year is your secret)
March 28th
Leadership positions that you currently hold or have held
Past Leadership Positions:

President, Student Government Association, Bethune-Cookman College (1989-90)
President, Resident Student Association, Nova Southeastern University (1991-92)
Charter President, Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (1994-98)
Assistant Regional Director, Southern Region, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1998-1999)
National First Vice-President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1999-2003)
President, Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2000-2003)
Chairman, International Brothers Affiars, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2005-2009)

Current Leadership Positions:

President & CEO, Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation (2004 - present)
President Nassau, Bahamas Alumni Chapter, Bethune-Cookman University (2009 - present)
Senior Assistant Secretary, The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
(Employed with The Bahamas Government since September 1992)
Served a four month rotation (September 2008 – December 2008) in The
Office of the Prime Minister’s – Cabinet Office. Sat in on the weekly Cabinet Meetings and assisted the Secretary to The Cabinet to take notes. (An Awesome leadership exposure but I am SWORN TO SECRECY)
Vice-President, Parents Teachers Association, St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School (2009 - 2011)

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Letter From President Trudie Kibbie Reed, Ed.D - Bethune-Cookman University

May 16, 2009

Dr. Ricardo P. Deveaux
P.O.Box N-4511
Nassau, Bahamas

Dear Dr. Deveaux:

I cannot express in words how truly touched I was by your address to the 2009 graduating class of the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University. It was an honor and delight to have you here as our special guest and friend and I thank you for joining us on this very special occasion. I enjoyed hearing you speak and was moved by your words. Your message for the graduates to "make your test your testimony" was inspirational and motivating and truly a message that our graduating class will always remember, even as they depart from this institution and enter the world to serve and uphold the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. I sincerely thank you for making the Service of Commencement, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, a memorable event and for sharing with us in this momentous and scared tradition.

In a quote from Mark Twain, the author encourages us to "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." As one who is really great, this is truly what you have done for the 2009 graduating class, and newest alumni of Bethune-Cookman University. You have inspired them to go out into the world and become truly great, as you have done and so eloquently demonstrated throughout your career, your everyday life, and here at Bethune-Cookman University. Thank you for this encouragement and for your dynamic and enthralling speech which will not be forgotten.

Once again, thank you for your time, gracious company, and inspiring words. You are truly a blessing to Bethune-Cookman University, and we look forward to working with you again moving forward.


Trudie Kibbie Reed, Ed.D.

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In our Showcase of our Members, we highlighted Lionel Roosevelt Sears Elliott, Sr. in January 2011. We regret to advise that Lionel passed away on January 4th, 2016.

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In January 2010, we began a monthly spotlight on Individuals Who DARE to LEAD. We are excited to provide you with a listing of our past honorees.

January 2011

Mr. Lionel R. S. Elliott, Sr.


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What will be YOUR LEGACY???

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We will all leave a legacy of some sort – the question is what it will be. One dictionary definition of legacy is "something coming from the past." A legacy is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives. Typically we think of what ancestors leave a family when we think of this word – but it is actually much broader than that. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.…


Individuals Who DARE to LEAD - 2010 Spotlight

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In January 2010, we began a monthly spotlight on Individuals Who DARE to LEAD. We are excited to provide you with a listing of our past honorees.

January 2010

Dr. Trudie Kibbie Reed

President Emerita

The GREAT Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida…


This group is designed for individuals who have been inspired to lead a business, community, civic, fraternal, religious or political group.

Spotlight on an Individual Who DARE to LEAD

This section will be used to highlight a member or an outstanding Leader who DARE to LEAD.


Vision2lead will dedicated our Leadership spotlight to Dr. Myles Munroe:

Dr. Myles Munroe, an internationally renowned bestselling author, motivational speaker, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor.

Dr. Myles Munroe (born April 20, 1954) is the president and founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI)and Myles Munroe International (MMI), a Christian growth and resource center that includes leadership training institutes, a missions agency, a publishing company, a television network, radio and Web communications, and a church community. He is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association and president of the International Leadership Training Institute. 

Dr. Myles Munroe is the author or coauthor of over 100 books, study guides, and audio tapes currently in print, and he is a contributing writer for various Bible editions, journals, magazines, and newsletters, such as The Believer’s Topical Bible, The African Cultural Heritage Topical Bible, Charisma Life Christian Magazine, and Ministries Today.

He has travelled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

He has degrees in fine arts, education and theology from Oral Roberts University (1978), a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa (1980), and he has been awarded a number of honorary doctoral degrees. He has also served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. In 2004, he was named the Oral Roberts University Alumnus of the year.

This multi-gifted motivational speaker serves as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development. 

Dr. Munroe is this country's youngest recipient of the Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He has also been honored by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development. In 2012, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution to leadership development in Peru and other emerging Latin American nations.

Pastor Myles is the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior pastor. They are the proud parents of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.).




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"Our Destiny is not written for us but by us"

Barack H. Obama
44th President
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“A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”

John Maxwell
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You become a leader when you decide to be an original and not a copy.

~ Dr Myles E Munroe ~
Founder, President and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International


A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be. —

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prepared to follow them not out of fear, or because it may be the in-thing to do, or

because of some hypnotic spell, but because deep down there is a faith that moves them to lift us up to a height above their own in the hope that, from the lofty perch to which they have raised us, we can see what they cannot and, that having seen, we, as their leaders, can point the way forward into the tomorrows that await us all.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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‎"Being President doesn't change who you are, it Reveals who you are"


Michelle Obama

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