Preparing today's students for tomorrow's opportunities
Arie Smith - Graduated with Distinction from the University of Arkansas. Arie was Vice President of the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma. He was also a member of another Engineering Honor Society, known as Tau Beta Pi, where he won Best Student Initiate Board. Arie conducted undergraduate research in power optimization of Electro Thermal systems in his senior year. He was also an avid Board Member, as Historian, of the Caribbean Association of the University of Arkansas. Arie also served as the Executive Secretary Officer of NSBE, a cultural society of Engineers who excel academically, professionally and in their community.
Amber Stubbs - Attained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (with a minor in Business), along with a Bachelor’s degree in French from Baker University. She graduated Cum Laude and was among the top nominees for the Outstanding Senior Award. She is fluent in French and was inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Mu Gamma. She was also a member of the Student Activities Council and the Vice President (previously Secretary) of the Computer Science Club. Amber was also a student athlete in Tennis, and became a Manager in her senior semester. An enthusiastic, exploratory, community oriented individual, Amber also assisted families in the town of her University and was a member of GGYA in High School.
Raygail Smith- Attained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Northwood University. She continued to upgrade her technical skills by achieving the applicable Cisco and Microsoft certifications. Ms Smith bring 18 years of technical experience to Premier Plus Consultants. Her experience levels technically encompass owning two technical companies and providing support services (Telecommunications, Information Systems, IP Networks) over a wide area of technical entities, which included International and local banks, Bahamas government agencies, Educational institutions and telecommunication entities. She is the current CEO of STAR Technology. Ms Smith technical support levels also included her performance under the spotlight of the various Technical Service Agreements (SA). This demonstrated that her high level best practice procedures ensured her customers and clients satisfaction during critical and normal operations. Ms Smith is a voluntary basketball coach for her daughter's primary school team, which also demonstrates her commitment to her community.
Alannah Vincent - Senior Consultant - was a two sport athlete, playing basketball and soccer in high school. Later I went on to play basketball in college at Tuskegee University where she received a Bachelors in Architecture. She later played semi pro basketball in the WBCBL with the Auburn Flyers for two seasons. She has later received her Masters in Landscape Architecture at Auburn University in 2017. She currently leads our online academic support development. As a student athlete she learned time management, commitment, dedication and teamwork. What she enjoyed most about being a student athlete is the wisdom she received from her coaches to the bigger picture of her as a person and experiencing self-growth.
Joseph Dean - Senior Consultant - graduated from Tabernacle Christian Academy. He attained 3 Bachelor degrees from Grambling University starting with Math in 2015. He also attained his Bachelor's Degree in Physics, with a concentration in Material Science 2016. He also attained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2017. A former baseball standout from the Bahamas, he has the experience to impact various support levels which includes STEM. He is a product and an alumni of Premier Plus Consultant university support.
Mr. Patrick Knowles
Founder of Premier Plus Consultants
Premier Plus Consultants was founded by Patrick A Knowles in 2007. Mr.Knowles is a former Network Administrator and Technical Training Manager at Bahamas Telecommunications Company, who has also devoted many of his years to the development of student’s profiles for University and Career goals. Patrick experience landscape covers the telecommunication industry from the Legacy to Digital, Signaling to IP and impacting the various dialing plans and services that encompass local, international and mobile services . He specialized in telecommunication network restoration, convergence (Mobile, Signaling) and was involved in technical training initiatives of over 400 technical employees involving the applicable certifications and skill set upgrades. Mr. Knowles has developed the model and the brand for Premier Plus consultants with the various technical and academic Initiatives, that promoted university, athletic and professional support services as an integral part of the company business model and practices. Through the various support services, many students have attended great Boarding Schools and Universities over the last twelve (12) Years. Mr. Knowles has personally hand picked the consultants at Premier Plus and he stands by the commitment of his team to share the vision and the expertise required to impact and produce in the various competitive markets. Preparing today's students for tomorrow's opportunities - is a core value of this company and Mr Knowles and his team share the mindset that none should be left behind. If there is a human desire, a characteristic, a behavior from a citizen of any country, that seeks to impact their community in a positive manner, then there should be realistic opportunities and support systems within the fabric of our culture to stimulate that individual’s growth and development where applicable. Mr. Knowles is also a current scout within the international division of the Cincinnati Reds, with responsibilities within the Bahamas.
Bradia Henfield - Senior Consultant - currently attends Mississippi State University, where she is majoring in Chemical Engineering. She has the number #1 student in her freshman and sophomore class of thirty-four hundred students (3400) in 2016/2017 academic year. She is currently a member of The USA National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is also a recipient of The Gerace Scholarship from the Bahamas. She is a product and an alumni of Premier Plus Consultant university support.
Ali Knowles - Senior Consultant - graduated from Troy University with a BSc. in Sport Management and Fitness, and currently working on his MBA. He is currently USA-W Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. At Troy, Ali played baseball and was apart of the team that ranked in the NCAA Top 25 in 2011 and 2013. Ali graduated from Christ School and was on the honor roll for 5 out of 6 semesters. During high school, Ali also accomplished All-State and All-Conference selection in baseball and lettered in basketball and football; winning a Basketball State Championship. He is a previous recipient of the Bahamas Baseball National Player Award for the High School Player of The Year. He is a product and an alumni of Premier Plus Consultant university support. He currently leads our sports management support services.
Kentrelle Rolle - Senior Consultant - graduated high school from Grand Bahama Catholic High School. She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Supply 2016 from Louisiana Tech University . Upon graduating, She is very knowledgeable about the academic and social requirements that international students require transition to academic and tertiary institution within the USA. Her experience levels will allow her to impact various support levels. She is a product and an alumni of Premier Plus Consultant university support.