December 2018

The Alumni Engagement Programme (AEP)

Welcome - we are pleased that you are are taking part in the AEP! 

We are delighted that you are going to share the ways you have connected students with alumni or have yourself connected with other alumni. 

Celebrating our 2018 Honorary Graduates

Dr. Donette Chin-Loy Chang
Dr Shirley J. Thompson
Dr. Michael Holding

Seventeen influencers who have made outstanding contributions regionally and internationally within their respective fields were awarded honorary degrees by The UWI at the 2018 Graduation ceremonies. They represented a cross-section of eminent people in the arts, sciences and other fields and we welcome them to the alumni family of The UWI and look forward to their continued engagement. Their degrees were conferred by Chancellor Robert Bermudez as follows:

Open Campus

UWI Alumni in Anguilla now on track for increased engagement

L- R: Verrelyne Bruno Mason, Marica Brooks, Vanish Proctor, Yvette Wallace, Michael Skellekie and Alina Richardson. Absent from Phot – Colwayne Pickering.

The Anguilla UWI Alumni Association Chapter now has an Executive Team in place. They are looking forward to engaging alumni with the UWI Open Campus site in Anguilla and can be contacted at

Inaugural Alumni Career Link Up

The regional inaugural Alumni Career Link Up went extremely well. Four alumni from Boston, New York and New Jersey shared real world current career advice virtually for over an hour using the OC Blackbaud Collaborate system. Subject areas included business law, negotiation, biochemistry and biotechnology etc. The alumni who gave freely of their time and expertise were Howard Goode, Victor Brown, Rayon Ward and Donovan Rodriques.

Over 80 students and young alumni joined the session from across the Caribbean and the session was very favourably received.

The inaugural UWI Class of 1967 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation

Mr. Jachin Mullings receives the Class of 1967 Award from Professor Neville Ying.

Mr. Jachin Mullings, is the recipient of The UWI Class of 1967 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation for the academic year 2017/2018. He is a second year student in Electronic Engineering at Mona and his leadership credentials are noteworthy. He is a UWI Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador, the Off-Campus Representative for Chancellor Hall, the UWI Mona Faculty of Engineering Deputy Representative on the UWI Mona Guild of Students 2018/19 and much more!

Chevano Baker & Zubin Deyal

UWI Graduates cop 2019 Rhodes scholarships.  Chevano Baker, UWI STAT Alumni Ambassador won the Jamaican Rhodes Scholarship and Zubin Deyal won the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes scholarship. They both topped the field of a number of young people who vied for the prestigious award this year. Both will be studying at the University of Oxford, U.K.

Opening The UWI to the World: The Next 70 years

Date: Wednesday 19 December, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. Jamaica time | 4:00 p.m. EC time.


Join us for the live celebration and a toast via

In 2018, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) family celebrated the double milestones of its 70th anniversary and the 10th year since its Open Campus was established.

Throughout the year, The UWI reflected on its 70 years of service and leadership throughout the Caribbean, but the year has also been one of projection of the next phase for the institution.

On December 19, 2018, join the virtual gathering of UWI staff, students, alumni, partners and friends all over the world for the 70th anniversary year finale.



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