Pelicans in the News

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.

Alumni Ambassadors in London

L-R Andre Clarke, Naketa West, Floyd Green, Kamille Morgan and Tijani Christian

Making us proud - UWI STAT Alumni Ambassadors who met up in London last week continue to show that UWI STAT is indeed a Leadership Incubator, attracting youth who have a passion for volunteerism and service and for leaving the world a better place. State Minister of Education (Jamaica) the Hon. Floyd Green, one of the founding members of the UWI STAT Corps in 2006 and Naketa West, Senior Director, Youth and Adolescent Policy Division in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Jamaica, were in London for the Youth Ministerial task force.

UWI alumna Paula-Mae Weekes becomes the President of Trinidad and Tobago

The UWI family is filled with Pelican Pride as another member of its graduate community ascends to one of the highest offices in the region. Ms Paula-Mae Weekes has been appointed as the sixth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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