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Professor Patsy R. Prussia receives The Gold Crown of Merit Award

Professor Patsy R. Prussia has been leading a wonderful career as early as high school where she was head girl at St. Mary’s College between 1960 and 1961, leaving a positive mark as she proceeds. She went on to continue her studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona in the Faculty of Natural Science where she studied Premedical Chemistry and Physics.

UWI tourism stalwart honoured

Nicola Madden-Greig has been honoured by the Government of Jamaica with a national honour: the Order of Distinction (Officer Class). A decades-long veteran of the tourism industry, she was honoured with the 2019 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President’s Award.

She is a past president of the JHTA and current fifth Vice President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and she is the only two-time recipient of the prestigious award. Notably, she is one of only three women to have served as JHTA President in the organization’s 60+ years in operation.

UWI Alumna Dr. Marlene McKetty has Assistantship named in her honour

Dr. Marlene McKetty graduated from the UWI Mona Campus in 1970  with a BSc in Zoology (minor in Chemistry). The Univ of Florida Medical Physics Graduate Program has now recognised this UWI graduate with the McKetty/Butler Assistantship in honour of their 2 esteemed graduates, as Dr. McKetty went on to distinguish herself in the USA.  

Dr. McKetty served as the Chief Physician and Asst. Prof for Howard Univ Hospital in Washington DC.

She has paved the way for women of colour in Medical Physics. The Assistantship will be an annual one to an incoming female PhD student.

UWI Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Professor E. Nigel Harris was awarded the Erwin Neter Award

UWI Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Professor E. Nigel Harris was awarded the Erwin Neter Award for lifetime achievement in research by the Association of Medical and Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI) on August 14, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

In addition to receiving the award, which has been given to leading scientists in the field of immunology and microbiology since 1987, Professor Harris was invited to give a presentation on his work on anti-phospholipid antibodies and the antiphospholipid syndrome over nearly 40 years.

Sir Hugh Rawlins receives 2021 UWIAA SKN Pelican Award

UWI alumnus, the Honourable Sir Hugh Rawlins is a national of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and a Judge of the ILO International Administrative Tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland. He assumed that Office in August 2012 upon retirement as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to which he was appointed in April 2008.

He received this honour at the 5th annual UWIAA SKN Global Giving and Pelican Awards event which was graciously hosted by H.E. Sir Tapley Seaton, the Governor-General on August 1, 2021. Sir Tapley is himself a Pelican Awardee.

5th Annual UWI Global Giving & National Pelican Award Ceremony - August 1, 2021

Join us as St. Kitts and Nevis hosts it's 5th Annual UWI Global Giving & National Pelican Award Ceremony.

Watch the stream live at https://youtu.be/4cLk_kAda2g on August 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

UWI Couple: Dr. Roy K. Tilluckdharry and Mrs. Lynette Tilluckdharry

Wedding Date/Anniversary: Sat, 08/24/1974
Roy resided in Chancellor Hall and Lynette in Mary Seacole Hall.

Their story started during Fresher’s Week and continued through their years on campus. They got married in the August after Roy completed his MBBS 1974.They went back to Mona in 1975 Roy doing the DM programme in Medicine and Lynette doing her Dip. Ed. Their first daughter, Lisa was born in December 1975 and attended to Mona Heights Prep school. Lisa subsequently did medicine at Mona and got married to her classmate Patrick Magnus- another UWI couple.

Check out the Trees That Feed Foundation

Check out the Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) founded by two UWI graduates (Geology and Physics respectively). They are executing not only reduction in carbon emissions but increasing food supply and commercial activity giving those in the poverty trap an escape route.

Visit: https://www.treesthatfeed.org/

Dr. Jascinth Lindo Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Bahamas

UWI Mona Alumna Dr. Jascinth Lindo completed a Master's degree in Public Health (2003) and a PhD in 2012 and Masters in Nursing Education 2015 (all in the Faculty of Medical Sciences). She is a Registered Nurse.

UWIAA Florida Chapter Scholarships!

The UWIAA Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that applications for student financial assistance for the 2021/22 academic year are being accepted. Visit or refer UWI students to: https://www.uwiaafl.org/scholarships for the details.

The following scholarships are available:

UWI graduate Dr Maurice Hall named provost of Bennington College

Bennington College President Laura Walker has announced that Dr Maurice Hall has been appointed provost of the college. He will assume this position on July 28.  She noted that “Dr. Maurice Hall brings deep academic experience, a passion for Bennington College’s mission and pedagogy, and a strategic perspective to the Provost position.”

UWIAA Incoming Alumni and Council Representatives

Craig Tuckett will be the 2021- 23 Alumni Representative and will serve for two years. Dwayne Haynes will be the 2021-22 Council Representative and will serve for one year. Both appointments are effective August 1, 2021. They will serve on the University Finance and General Purposes Committee, University Appointments Committee and the University Council; will give input from the alumni perspective and will liaise with the Director of Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) to promote alumni engagement and philanthropy.

Report from the first ever Global UWI Alumni Day

The first ever Global UWI Alumni Day was held virtually on June 26, 2021 and was deemed a great success and extremely enjoyable by all those who attended. This special DAY has been introduced to celebrate, recognise and appreciate UWI graduates who through their professional accomplishments contribute to the Caribbean region and the world in many spheres and at many levels; and also play a major role in enhancing the University’s reputation.

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UWI’s first graduate to be called passes – Mr. Roy Bailey

UWI alumnus Roy Bailey had, and continues to have, a historic place in the University’s history as he was the first person to be called and thus the first person to receive a UWI degree at the first graduation ceremony. In 1949, Roy Bailey won a Government of Jamaica Exhibition Scholarship to the then University College of the West Indies (UCWI) which later became The UWI, to read for a BSc Degree in Natural Sciences

UWI Alumna Sha Shana Crichton promotes empathy

UWI Pelican Sha-Shana Crichton has published in Volume 25 of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. Her Chapter is entitled: “Teaching in the Time Of Disruption: A Case for Empathy and Honoring Diversity”.  Check it out here:

Belizean alumna receives Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

UWI Pelican Chelsea Mai, a Belizean, has been awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to obtain her International Masters in Security, Intelligence, and Strategic studies.The scholarship is fully funded by the European Commission’s Education Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA). She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the UWI, Mona Campus.

UWI Pelican Dean Juline Mills appointed at Westfield State University

UWI alumna, Juline E. Mills, Ph.D has been appointed as Westfield State College’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. She currently serves as dean of Westfield State’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She will succeed the University’s current Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert Kersting, Ph.D., who recently announced his retirement following 25 years of service to the University. 

UWI Alumna Dr. Krystal-Jane Verasammy takes oath of office

Dr. Krystal-Jane Verasammy, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association for Psychologists, as well as the British Psychological Society took her oath of office as a Member of the Equal Opportunity Commission before Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on May 25, 2021. We recognise the important contribution she makes to improving the mental health of her patients in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Hardat Sukhdeo Scholarship Awarded

The UWI Medical Alumni Association Central Florida Chapter has awarded the 2021 Hardat Sukhdeo scholarship, which has been awarded since 2018 to honor the outstanding 1962 UWI medical graduate who had a distinguished Psychiatric career. It is worth US$1,500.00.

Applicants had to write an essay on the topic:  “The perception, need and role of Psychiatrists in Jamaica", most of which were very good and some excellent. 

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