Super Pelicans


The graduates listed below have been nominated to appear as SUPER PELICANS on Alumni Online. Persons in this category should have excelled in their chosen field or have had national, regional or international impact.  

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Abdur-Rashid, Dr. Kamahuddin - Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Kanata Chemical Technologies Inc. - 2004 in Canada.

Adams, Mr.Chester - Planning and Development Manager, Caribbean Cement Company. He studied Chemistry and Business Administration and is a graduate of UWI, Mona.

Anderson, Dr. Chadwick - Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council, Jamaica. Bachelor of Science in Food Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

Andrews, Mr. Ian - Executive Director, Institute of Sports, Kingston Jamaica. B.A. Mass Communication/Journalism from UWI. Formerly Sports Editor CVM TV. Baritone singer.

Archie, The Hon. Mr. Justice Ivor - Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Bailey, Professor Barbara - Former Director of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI - Mona. She earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Botany and Zoology and Medical Microbiology, as well as her Master's degree and PhD in Education.

Barker, Mr. Noel JP - Branch Manager, First Global Bank, Liguanea, Jamaica. He holds a UWI B.Sc. in Management Studies and Accounting and an MBA in Banking and Finance from the Manchester Business School. He is a Director for the Foundation for International Self-Help (FISH).

Barnett, Dr. Audia - Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council, Jamaica.

Baston, Mrs. Grace - Principal, Campion College, Kingston, Jamaica.

Bennett-Easy, Mr. Brian - Digicel Jamaica. UWI B.Sc. in Management Studies, post-graduate diploma and certificate in business administration from Edinburgh Business School (Herriot Watt University).

Bertrand, Dr. Rollin - Chief Executive Officer of the TCL Group of Companies. He obtained his BSc (Sp. Hons.) degree and PhD in Geology from UWI, Mona as well as an Executive Masters degree in Business Adminstration (EMBA) from UWI, St. Augustine.

Boodhoo, Dr. Victor - Board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and also of the Royal Society of Medicine. Co Founder of the 1948 Society. President of the Medical Staff at Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida.

Bourne, Professor Compton - President, Caribbean Development Bank, Chancellor of the University of Guyana.PhD in Economics - Mona.

Bruce, Dr. Carl - Consultant Neurosurgeon, University Hospital of the West Indies. Graduated from Medical School at UWI in 1993.

Buckland, Dr. Aldyth - UWI Graduate, Class of 1983 - Received 2009 Award from the Dept. of Community Health and Psychiatry for her contribution to the teaching of the Medical Programme.

Bulgin, Mr. Samuel - Attorney General, The Cayman Islands.

Carrington, His Excellency Edwin- Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). MSc in Economics - Mona.

Chung, Mr. Dennis - Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica

Commissiong, Mrs. Elaine, JP - Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, CARA Ltd.: Public Relations and Public Education Services. Jamaica. BSc. Biological Sciences, UWI Mona.

Cooke, Ms. Heather - Clerk to the Houses of Parliament, Jamaica, BA in Languages and Linguistics - Mona.

Crick, Dr. Anne PhD - Associate Dean and Programme Director, Mona, UWI.

Cuthbert, Mrs. Brenda - General Manager of the City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union Limited.

Daye, Dr. Marcella - Professor in Tourism and manager for the MBA International Tourism at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. She holds a Masters with distinction and a Ph.D in Tourism from the University of Surrey, a postgraduate diploma in Mass Communications, and an undergraduate degree from The University of the West Indies.

deFreitas, Mr. Paget - former Editor-in-Chief of The Observer and current Editor for overseas publications of The Gleaner (Deceased)

Duncan-Scott, Mrs. Donna - Group Executive Director, Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd.

Dundas - Edwards, Mrs. Annmarie - Physical Therapist. Graduated in 2008 from the UWI School of Physical Theraspy, Department of Medicine, UWI - Mona.

Dunn, Ms. Tavia - Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Litigation Department, Nunes Scholefield DeLeon and Co. Kingstion, Jamaica.

Ellis, Mrs. Jennifer - Vice President, Human Resources at the University of Technolgoy, Jamaica. MBA in Advanced Human Resources Management from UWI Mona and Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications (Mona).

Ellington, Ms. Fae - Communication Consultant, Broadcaster, Actress, Full-time lecturer. Master of Arts in Communications Studies from UWI.

Ewen, Dr. John - Retired President of Catalyst Research Corporation, USA. He has a first class Honours degree from UWI Mona.

Figueroa, Professor Mark - Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI (Mona). Bachelor of Arts and Master of Sciences degrees from the UWI and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Manchester, UK.

Fitz-Henley, Dr. Michael - Consultant Dermatologist. President of the Caribbean Dermatology Association. The very first graduate of Family Medicine at UWI.

Forbes, Mrs. Marcia - Business woman and former Head of Television Jamaica.

Ford, Dr. Monique - Instructor in Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Cardiovacscular Diseases.

Foster, Ms. Courtney - Attorney-at-Law. UWI Graduate and graduate of the Norman Manley Law School. Recipient of the Gleaner Honour Award 2001(for Voluntary Service, Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence 2004 (for Youth in Service) and the Youth Musgrave Medal 2009 (for Community Service).

Francis, Mr. Bevon - Executive Chairman of Peak Bottling Company Ltd. He obtained an honours degree in Electrical Engineering from UWI, St. Augustine & a Diploma in Management Studies from UWI, Mona .

Francis, Mr. Jeremy- One of Jamaica's leading commercial and fine art photographers. A UWI CARIMAC graduate with over 20 years experience in still photography, film and television production.

Francis, Dr. Richard - Orthopedic surgeon, Spine Associates, Texas, USA - UWI Graduate Class of 1988, one of the few spine surgeons capable of performing surgeries on children as well as adults, one of first to perform artificial disc replacement.

Francis-Brown, Dr. Suzanne - writer, broadcaster and author of children's books, she also specializes in heritage studies and holds a doctorate from UWI.

Gabay, Dr. Leslie - Paediatrics and Endocrinology

Garfield, Mrs. Joan - General Manager of the National Commercial Bank Employees Co-Op Credit Union

Gayle, Dr. Michael O. - Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Chief Hospital Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville, Co-Director, Pediatric Transport, Medical Director WCH Outreach Program, Wolfson Children's Hosptial. Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Gill, Ms. Sonia - Attorney at Law and Member of the Board of Directors of Radio Jamaica Limited 2011, Assistant Resident Representative of the Jamaica Country Office of the UNDP.

Gordon, Mr. Glendon - Vice President, Individual Life, Guardian Life Limited (Jamaica)

Gordon- Bell, Mrs. - Media and Communications Consultant.

Hall, The Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth, ON, GCMG, OJ - Honorary Distinguished Fellow of the Mona School of Business, former Governor General of Jamaica (2006-2009), former Pro-Vice Chancllor and Principal of the UWI (Mona Campus), author of several books, articles and reviews.

Hall-Tracey, Ms. Jacinth. Managing Director and Compliance Officer for Lasco Financial Services. She holds a B.A. from UWI. She is Vice -President of the Jamaica Money Remitters Association. Member of the Grace Morrison Foundation for Early Childhood Development.

Harvey, Dr. Guy- Internationally recognised marine biologist and artist. Latest work is "Portraits from the Deep", an autobiographical look at his life, art and work as he transitioned from student to marine biologist to world-renowned artist, underwatervideographer, and documentary producer. A native of Jamaica, he is a residentof the Cayman Islands. Holds a doctorate in Fisheries Science from the UWI, Mona.

Hayle, Dr. Carolyn - Executive Director HEART Trust/NTA, Jamaica. Obtained PhD in Sustainable Development from UWI. Also Board Member of the Jamaica Tourist Board and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Papine High School.

Hickling, Professor Frederick - Professor of Psychiatry, UWI Mona and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of UWI, Mona.

Holder, The Most Rev, Dr. the Hon. John - Primate of the Church of the Province of the West Indies.

Hunter, Dr. Roger - Consultant Neurosurgeon. Joint recipient of the prestigious European Braakman Prize in Neurosurgery by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies in 2006.

Hyde, Ms. Alice - Marketing Manager, Caribbean Cement Company.

Israel, Ms. Minna - Retired Banker. Special Advisor the the UWI Vice Chancellor in Resource Development. 

Jacobs, Dr. Carol - first woman ever to hold the position of Chairman of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She received the Barbados Centennial Honour in 2000.

Jarrett, Mr. Earl - Managing Director, Jamaica National Building Society.Distinguished graduate and strong supporter of the UWI. Received the prestigious Pelican Award from the UWIAA Jamaica Chapter in 2010.

Johnson, Mr. Brett - Manufacturing Manager, Caribbean Cement Company. He is a graduate of UWI, Mona.

Johnson, Dr. Nadine - Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Child Health (Founder of the Foetal Diagnosis Therapy Unit). She is a graduate of UWI, Mona.

Lambert, Ms. Nicole - Attorney at Law, Partner at Samuda and Johnson, Kingston, Jamaica.

Leo-Rhynie, Professor Elsa - Professor Emerita, UWI and the University's first female Principal. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, UWI, Mona.

Leo-Rhynie, Dr. Lisa A. - Opthalmologist

Look-Loy, Mrs. Deanna - Director of the Department of Children and Family Services, Cayman and Head of the Shelter Operations Sub-Committee of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI). Received a Certificate and Badge of Honour for her work in the Civil Service and Community from the Caymanian Government in 2005.

Louisy, Dame Pearlette - Governor General of St. Lucia

Lowrie-Chin, Mrs.Jean JP - Co-owner/founder of PROComm, one of Jamaica's top advertising and PR agencies. She holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in the Humanities from UWI, Mona, founder and CEO of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP). Board Member First Caribbean International Bank Jamaica, Food For The Poor and the Stella Maris Foundation.

Lyew-Ayee Jnr., Dr. Parris - Director, Mona Geoinformatics Institute.

Lyew-Ayee, Dr. Parris - Executive Director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute. He obtained a BSc in Special Geology from UWI.

Massiah, Dr. Karl - Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeon (retired), former Chief of Orthopaedics at the William Osler Health Centre, Canada. Founding member of the Ontario Orthopaedic Society, Canada. Founder of the UWI Medical Alumni Association, Toronto Chapter.

Martin, Mrs. Sheree - JPSCo.

Martin - DeLeon, Professor Patricia - Trustees Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware and recipient of the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, presented by President Obama in 2009. BS. in Natural Sciences (Hons. 1967) and MSc. (1969) UWI.

Mathurin, Ambassador Gail - Head of the Office of Trade Negotiations, CARICOM. First woman to be named Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica.

Maxwell, Mr. Jerome - Former Managing Director of Jamalco. He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from UWI, St. Augustine.

Maynard, Dr. Glenda E. - Director, Caribbean Epidemiolgy Centre (CAREC) Trinidad and Tobago, reporting directly to the Director of the Pan American Health Organization.

McClean, Ms. Maxine - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Barbados.

McKenzie, Mr. Noel - Quarries Manager, Caribbean Cement Company. He is a Geology graduate of UWI, Mona.

Mcknight, Mr. Leighton - Partner and Assurance Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Jamaica.

McLaughlin, Mr. Mike - Actuary Deloitte Consulting LLP. President of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from UWI, Mona.

McLean, Mrs. Grace - Chief Education Officer - Jamaica. MBA (Human Resource Management) from UWI.

Miller, Professor Errol CD - 1961 Bachelor of Science (Hons.), Master of Arts (Distinction) 1967, Ph.D. 1969. A University professional and specialist in Education, he is the Principal of Mico College.

Mooleedhar, Mr. Michael - Film Director, B.A. in Film Production from UWI. St. Augustine. Co-directed Coolie Pink and Green and Seventeen Colours.

Morgan, Ms. Ceila - Radio News Editor, Power 106 FM, Jamaica.

Morrison, Miss Camille - TIP Friendly Society, Mona School of Business Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration

Moss, Mrs. Kathleen - Member of Board, First Jamaia Investments Ltd. and Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust.

Noble - Bloomfield, Rev. Dr. Yvette - Regional Deputy General Secretary of The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Norton-Coke, Mrs. Ethlyn - Attorney-at-law and Chartered Accountant, Legal and Compliance Officer at the University of Technology, Chairman of the Taxation Committee, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica.

Payne, Miss Shashu - TIP Friendly Society, Jamaica - MBA (Mona School of Business) specializing in General Management

Pollard, Catherine - Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources Management at the United Nations. She holds a Master's degree in Accounting from UWI, Mona.

Porter-Jones, Mrs. Paula -Ann. - Radio Show Host and Broadcaster, Lecturer/Tutor in Communications related courses at several institutions, including the UWI. CARIMAC graduate.

Potopsingh, Dr. Ruth - Group Managing Director of the Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica. She obtained her PhD from UWI.

Powe, Mr. Sheldon Group Chief Information Officer - Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd.

Radcliffe OD, Mr. Clement - Deputy Education Officer - Jamaica. MSc and BSc (Hons.) from UWI and a UWI Diploma in Education.

Rhodd, Dr. Rupert - Associate Professor of Economics at Florida Atlantic University and managing partner of Rupert Rhodd and Associates. President UWIAA Florida Chapter.

Richards, Professor Mercedes - Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer, sponsored by the American Astronomical Society, Penn. State University.

Robinson CD, Judge Patrick - President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. located in the Hague, Netherlands. He holds a BA from the UCWI (now UWI).

Robinson, Dr. Patrick - part of 4X100m team that made the finals and came fourth in the 1964 Olympics.

Rochester Mr. Maxim - Territory Senior Partner at PriceWaterhouseCooper, Jamaica

Samuels, Mr. Bert - LLB (Hons.) Eminent lawyer. Partner in firm Knight, Junor and Samuels, Jamaica.

Sang, Mr. Garfield - General Manager, TIP Friendly Society. BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology (UWI), MBA Nova Southern University in Finance and International Business.

Schmidt, Mr. Brian - Marketing Manager for Irie FM and Zip 103 FM, Jamaica.

Sealy Monteith, Her Excellencey Sheila - Jamaica's High Commissioner to Canada. She is a career diplomat, having served as Jamaica's Ambassador to Mexico in 205 and non-resident Ambassador to Costa, Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, as well as High Commissioner ot Belize. B.A from UWI as well as Diploma and MSc. in international relations from UWI.

Sewell, Kerry-Ann D. - Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Litigation Department, Nunes Scholefield DeLeon and Co. Kingston, Jamaica.

Sharp, Mrs. Jacqueline - CFO Coffee Traders Limited. BSc. in Accounting (Hons.) UWI. She is a chartered financial accountant (CFA) and has completed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examinations.

Sheperd, Professor Verene A. - Professor of Social History, UWI. Bachelors and M.Phil degrees in History from UWI. Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCJ).

Small, Mr. Dalmain - Human Resources Manager, Caribbean Cement Company Ltd - UWI graduate.

Smellie, The Hon. Anthony- Chief Justice, The Cayman Islands

Smith, Mr. Jason - Auditor, PriceWaterhouse

Sookoo, Mr. Suresh - Head of RBC International Banking's Caribbean Operation. BSc. (Hons.) in Management Studies and Executive Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from the UWI .

Spence, Mr. Adrian - Materials Manager, Caribbean Cement Company Ltd. He is a graduate of UWI, Mona.

Spence, Mrs. Joy - Master Blender of the Wray and Nephew line of rums. 1st Class Honours in Chemistry (1972). Her daughter is a graduate of the Mona School of Business. She received the Order of Distinction from the Government of Jamaica.

Standard Goldson, Dr. Aileen - D.M. (Family Medicine), M.P.H.- Coordinator - Family Medicine Programme, Dept. of Community Health and Psychiatry, UWI Mona

Stewart, Dr. John - Professor Emeritus, McGill University and President Elect (2011) of the Canadian Neurosciences Federation

Sutherland, Mr. Wayne - Managing Director of Jamaica Venture Fund, Board Member of Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd., Director of Intercommercial Bank Ltd.

Sutherland, Mrs. Patricia - Executive Director, Business Operations and Manager, Group Strategy - Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd.

Tapper, Dr. Judith - Paediatrics and Neurology

Tugwell-Henry, Mrs. Audrey - Banker. She received her Bachelor's degree in Management from UWI.

Williams, Denise - Director, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, FLOW Jamaica BA (Hons.) and Masters of Science in Social Psychology and Sociology from UWI. Formerly worked with USAID, European Union and JAMPRO.

Williams, Mr. Paul - Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Jamaica with particular emphasis on external audit. 1992 - UWI, Mona (Accounting), MBA Manchester School of Business,UK.

Wiltshire, Mr. Ken - Project Manager of the Kiln 5 Project, Caribbean Cement Company Ltd. He is a graduate and post-graduate of UWI, St. Augustine.

Young, Sir Colville - Governor General of Belize

Brown, Mr. Geoff - Senior Lecture, Social Welfare Training Centre (Deceased).

Brown, Mr. Wayne - Author and part-time lecturer. Graduated from UWI Mona in 1968. (Deceased) 

Carnegie, Professor Arthur Ralph - Rhodes Scholar, virtually established the Law Faculty of UWI in 1970, his legacy is the foundation he laid for the development of Caribbean Jurisprudence. (Deceased)

Chevannes, Professor Barrington OJ, CD -Professor Emeritus (Social Anthropology) of the UWI and International Research Consultant. (M.Sc. in Sociology from UWI). Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (Mona). Head of Institute of Jamaica and the Violence Prevention Alliance and founding member of Fathers Inc., renamed the Barry Chevannes Fathers' Resource Centre. (Deceased)

James-Reid, Dr. Olga - Former Head of Educational Studies and Senior Lecturer in Education Administration, UWI Mona. BSc. from UWI Mona. (Deceased)

Johnson, Dr. Barbara - Senior Medial Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children, Kingston, Jamaica. Paediatrician (Deceased)

Jung, Dr. Roland - Class of '75 UWI, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in the Specialty of Anatomical Pathology. (Deceased)

King, Ambassador Angela Evelyn Vernon - A Jamaican diplomat. She worked for the United Nations for 38 years, from 1966 to 2004, working mainly for equal rights for women. She was appointed Assistant Secretary-General for gender issues in 1997, remaining in that post until she retired in 2004. (Deceased)

Lyle -Harper, Dr. Barbara - Consultant Surgeon in Ear, Nose and Throat/Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ENT/ORL) at the Kingston Public Hospital. Graduated from UWI in 1961.(Deceased)

Lloyd, Roland Roy - Held both Bachelors and Masters degrees from UWI . Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, UWI - Mona. (Deceased)

Mwaisela, Ms. Jennifer Michelle - Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safely, Florida International University. (Deceased)

Nettleford, Professor the Hon. Rex - Vice Chancellor Emeritus, The University of the West Indies, Rhodes Scholar, Founder of the NDTC, Trade Unionist, Regionalist, Orator, Author, Academic, Caribbean icon. (Deceased)

Nimrod, Dr. Carl - Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, 1996-2006 (Deceased).

Rodgers-Johnson, Professor Pamela Elaine Bryan - former Professor of Experimental Neurology. The first Caribbean person to be elected to the Third World Academy of Sciences. (Deceased)

Sobian, Mr. Keith - Executive Director, Council of Legal Education. Among the first graduating class of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 1957. (Deceased)

Wint, Dr. Barrington - Former Chief Medical Officer in the Dr. Barrington - Former Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Jamaica. Class of '72 UWI (Deceased)






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