Please see photographs taken at our May 20 general meeting and mini lime afterwards.



Welcome to The University of the West Indies Alumni Association Florida Chapter (UWIAAFL), an alumni association that is dedicated to the advancement of The University of the West Indies (UWI) as a center for excellence and the building of communities in Florida and the Caribbean.

All UWI graduates who reside in Florida, (from the Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St. Augustine campuses) - we invite you to join and become involved!


Margaret Barrett, Past president and current secretary of the University of the West Indies Alumni Association- FL Chapter  died October 13, 2017.  She was also the former chief administrator of Jamaica National Building Society's office in Tamarac. Margaret was very active in the community and was a stalwart of UWIAA-FL She will be greatly missed!

A scholarship fund to support talented but needy UWI students has been established in her name.  If you wish to make a contribution, you make a check out to UWIAA FL Chapter and write in the memo section; Margaret Barrett Scholarship Fund and mail to: UWI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (FLORIDA CHAPTER); P.O. Box 970313' Coconut Creek, FL 33097

Please see information on the Viewing and Church Service in the flyer on this page. The funeral service will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of Atonement. The Viewing will take place on Friday, November 3rd from 5-9 p.m. at Grace Funeral Chael.  The repast will be held right after the church service at The Gardens, 7111 W. Commercial Blvd. Margaret wished for her friends to come together and celebrate a life well lived. We look forward to seeing many UWI Pelicans and friends as we bid final farewell to Margaret.



To all the UWI Alumni and Friends of UWI who donated - Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

By becoming donors, the individual and collective impact of our UWIAAA FL Chapter will support Research, Innovation, entrepreneurship and the education and preparation of a new generation of global leaders. The overall UWI Global Giving Program, which the Global Giving Week highlights annually; aims to create a culture of sustained philanthropy to UWI across the region/world. 

Thanks to the following donors for showing their PELICAN PRIDE and for giving!

1. Michael Aitcheson

2. Carl's Seafood

3. Patrick Cha-Fong

4. Dr. C.Biliston Clarke, MD

5. Margaret Barrett

6. Donat Grant

7. Pauline Grant

8. Pat Montague -   Pat Montague Marketing & Promotions    Tel: 954.382.4345

9. Dr. Carmen Nicholas

10. Dr. Rupert Rhodd

11. Georgia Robinson, Esq.

12. Dr. Sandra Schrouder

13. Ben Watson

14. Grace Watson

15. Miriam and Ronald White

16. Mr. & Mrs. Mark White


REMEMBER that the UWI Global Giving Program is ongoing. Donations may be made online 24/7 at Please indicate that the donation is on behalf of the Florida chapter and send me an email when you have made your contribution. Checks may be sent to UWI Alumni Association Florida Chapter (UWIAAFL), PO Box 970313, coconut Creek, Florida 33097. Please make check payable to UWI Alumni Association FL with Global Giving in the “memo section.” UWIAAFL is a 501 (C) (3) organization.

Thanks so much! 

Dr. Carmen Nicholas, President

Tel:( 954 ) 732-3821email: or



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