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Dr Sandra Williams Phillips

Saluting Dr Sandra Williams Phillips MBBS DCH DM FACC FHRS FESC FASE FAHA FACHT JP – distinguished Cardiologist who has achieved the aforementioned accomplishments.
She is a three time graduate of UWI, MBBS [1981], Diploma in Child Health,[1983] Doctor of Medicine (Paediatrics) [1986].

Stella Jackman-Ryan

Stella Jackman-Ryan, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and clinical psychology, respectively, from The University of the West Indies. She hails from Trinidad and Tobago and is a Fulbright Laspau Award recipient and has joined the NC State College of Education as a doctoral student in educational psychology.

The 70th Anniversary Pelican Awardees

Back row L to R - Sir Tapley Seaton – Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Celia Davidson Francis, Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI,  UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Sir Rodney Williams – Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Jacqueline Sharp-  UWIAA President Jamaica Chapter, UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles.     Front Row L - R - Awardees  - Dr Andre Haughton, Professor Merle Collins, D. Karl Massiah, Ambassador Dr June Soomer, Justice Dr Irving Andre, Dr Lloyd Stanford, Dr Nicole Nat

“Our graduates are our most important asset. We are delighted to recognise them at this moment of the University’s history” noted Chancellor Robert Bermudez at the University of the West Indies (UWI) 70th Anniversary Pelican Awards on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Seven distinguished alumni were honoured for professional excellence and community service in the Caribbean and internationally.

Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Mrs Celia Davidson Francis, during her address, declared “I truly believe that The UWI’s power and reach lies in its graduate population.”

Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton is now Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), D2, in UNCTAD. She has an in-depth knowledge of international trade and extensive experience in development policy, private sector development, capacity building and technical cooperation. This expertise was gained from her tenure with regional and international organizations including work with member states, national governments and universities.

Dr. Sasha Turner

UWI alumna, Dr. Sasha Turner of North Haven, Associate Professor of History, recently received the 2018 Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize from the African American Intellectual History Society for her essay: The Nameless and the Forgotten: Maternal Grief, Sacred Protection and the Archives of Slavery. She was also recognized as the 2018 Faculty Scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University.

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