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Marryshow House, P.O. Box 439,

St. George's, Grenada

Tel: 473-440-2379
Fax: 473-440-4985

E-Mail: grenada@open.uwi.edu

Motto:

"Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People"

Location:

Known as the Spice Isle, Grenada is located in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea and includes the Grenadine islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Capital:

St. George's

Business Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed from 12 noon to 1p.m.)

Date of CARICOM Membership:

May 1, 1974

Popular Dish:

Oil Down

For information about the Open Campus Endowment Fund contact:

The Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Office of the Principal
Outreach Building
The University of the West Indies
P.O. Box 1314, BB 11000
Bridgetown. Barbados

Phone: 246-417-4022

Fax: 246-424-0722

E-mail: principal@open.uwi.edu

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HLSCC Campus, Paraquita Bay,
P.O. Box 4324 Road Town,
Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tel: 284-494-6957
Fax: 284-494-4263

E-Mail: bvi@open.uwi.edu

Motto:

"Be Vigilant"

Location:

The British Virgin islands are located to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constituting the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Capital:

Road Town

Business Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Annual High School Visits

The Vice Chancellor has authorized the UWI STAT Ambassadors to visit High Schools locally and regionally on an annual basis in order to:

  • Showcase the student talent and leadership at UWI to assist in the promotion of the UWI as a first option for tertiary education to students in the Caribbean
  • Promote the CARICOM Single Market and Economy to the youth of the region
  • Encourage HIV/Aids Prevention in Caribbean youth

Through these visits to equip themselves with the knowledge and feedback necessary to inform the Vice Chancellor about the youth perspective on the local, national scene, across the region, so that from Belize to Trinidad, he has a real sense of student concerns and expectations.

barbados-flagUWI Cave Hill Campus
Cave Hill, Barbados

Tel: 246-417-4210
Fax: 246-438-1282
E-Mail: cavehill@open.uwi.edu

Barbados (The Pine) The Pine, St. Michael, Barbados

Tel: 246-430-1120
Fax: 246-427-4397
E-mail: barbados@open.uwi.edu

Motto: "Pride and Industry"

Location: Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands. It is located approximately 120 km from St. Lucia and 300 km northeast of Trinidad and Tobago.

Capital: Bridgetown

Business Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Date of CARICOM Membership: August 1, 1973

Highest National Award: Knight of St. Andrew

National Dishes: Cou-cou and flying fish, Jug Jug

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Bahamas Tourism Training Centre
Thompson Blvd.
P.O. Box N-1184
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: 242-323-6593
Fax: 242-328-0622
E.Mail: bahamas@open.uwi.edu

Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward Together"

Location: The Bahamas is an archipelagic state lying about 50 miles off the coast of Florida. It comprises about 100,000 square miles with more than 4,000 islands, islets and cays, but is commonly known as the country of 700 islands. 29 islands are permanently inhabited.

Capital: Nassau

Business Hours: Monday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed on Thursday afternoons.)

Date of CARICOM Membership: 4th July, 1983

Highest National Award: Governor General Award

Popular Dish: Steam Conch N'Tomato Paste

Welcome to the UWIAA Jamaica

RECONNECT with your Alma Mater - be a member of your professional alumni organisation!  

UWIAA Jamaica Chapter Application Form - click here

President: Mrs Jacqueline Sharp 

First Vice President: Mrs. Nicolette Wright-Black 
Second Vice President: Mr. Antoine Williams 

Welcome to the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter! 

Celebrating Ms. Rayness Mayne (Nov 11, 1934 – February 8, 2018)

Long time stalwart member of the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter, Ms. Rayness Mayne passed away recently. She was a founding member of the UWIAADC, served as a Vice President of the Chapter, and was very dedicated to Taylor Hall. Her funeral took place on February 24, 2018. There was a great turnout  and she was memorialized by several organizations including the Caribbean American Intercultural  Organization (CAIO), the Caribbean Advisory Group of Montgomery County, the Committee of Ethic Affairs of Montgomery County, the Jamaica Nationals Association, and the UWI. The UWIAA Washington DC President, Mrs. Barbara Brissett attended and read a Tribute from the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Mrs. Celia Davidson Francis. Other UWI alumni in attendance included: Sir George Alleyne, Rev. Dr.Kortright Davis, Dr. Peter Edwards, Ms Shashana Crichton, Mr. Noel Godfrey, Ms. Sonia Subaran, Mrs. Barbara Reuben-Powell, Ms. Mervis Samuels, Ms. Yasmin Anderson, Mr. Louis Stephens, Dr. Enid Bogle and  Mr. Darren  Skinner. 

RAYNESS MAYNE SCHOLARSHIP: Donations may be made to The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies for the “Rayness Mayne Scholarship” which will be awarded to a Taylor Hall student.

CHAPTER INFORMATION

 
Executive Board Members include: 
President: Barbara Brissett 

Ms. Barbara Brissett is a founding member of the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter. She retired from Engility Corporation in 2014. She now works as a Process Improvement consultant from time to time and has more time for her hobbies (cooking, travelling and dancing. She enjoys showing her Pelican Pride and connecting with UWI alumni from all 4 campuses.Barbara graduated from the UWI (Mona) with a Bachelors in History and Government. As an undergraduate Barbara was elected Secretary of the Student Union. A proud resident of Taylor Hall, she was a member of the University Dance Society. She holds an MSFS Degree from Georgetown University majoring in International Business.

She is an accomplished, results-oriented individual with expertise in Information Technology, including Capability Maturity Model Integration Ò (CMMI); Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation; as well as Quality Management. She was the Director of Process Improvement at Engility Corporation, headquartered in Chantilly, VA. She has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise IT management across industries through effective leadership, strategic development and execution. Ms. Brissett has extensive experience in analyzing business governance models and in portfolio management, client program management, product development, and identification, design, and execution of client training programs with a hands-on track record in developing new business needs centered around IT management.

Barbara was appointed to the 2010 and 2011 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  The Award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. As an Examiner, Ms. Brissett was responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Award.  The board is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and nonprofits (including government.

First Vice President - Peter Edwards  

Dr. Peter “Horlicks” Edwards is a Marine Scientist and Environmental Economist.  He is a US government federal contractor and currently works for the Coral Reef Conservation Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As a member of Jamaican diaspora, Peter volunteers some of his time and efforts as he is currently an independent member of Jamaica’s National Council on Ocean and Coastal Management, as well as a Member of the United Nations Expert Pool in the area of Global Reporting and Marine Environment Assessment on behalf of the government of Jamaica.  Peter is a proud graduate of the UWI, Mona Campus, with a Bachelors in Zoology and a MPhil. in Marine Sciences.  As an undergraduate and also graduate student Peter represented Taylor Hall and UWI in Track and Field as well as Field Hockey.  He also served in student government as an undergraduate as the Faculty Representative for Natural Sciences and as the Postgraduate Representative for the Mona Graduate Students. He holds a PhD from the University of Delaware, in Marine Studies with a concentration in Marine Policy. In his spare time, he enjoys a number of recreational sports, Caribbean fusion cooking and live music concerts. He is also is engaged in long distance agricultural pursuits at his family farm in St. Thomas, Jamaica.

Current Executive Board members:

Ms. Barbara Brissett –President

Dr. Peter Edwards – First Vice President

Mr. Noel Godfrey – Vice President

Mr. Neville DePass –Treasurer

Ms. Lorna John – Secretary

 

Past Presidents include:  

Ms. Malene Alleyne
Ms. Sha-Shana Crichton. 
Ms. Yasmin Anderson 

Ms. Sonia Subaran

Mr. Ian Edwards

Dr. Michael Alleyne

Ms. Evadney Coye

Ms. Cecille Clayton

This UWIAA DC will be working with PELICAN PRIDE to "re-connect" alumni with the UWI. They welcome other "willing hands" so if you are in the Washington DC area please connect with them. They aim to host social and networking events to engage alumni and the more heads and hands to help organize or give ideas, the better!

 
SOME HISTORY:

2013 

The Chapter raised over US$50,000.00 for Nursing scholarships through the generosity of caring donors. 

2012

The Chapter raised over US$50,000.00 for Nursing scholarships through generous donors.

2011

US$50,000 was raised through the network of members and given for student scholarships through the American Foundation of the UWI (AFUWI).

2009

The Chapter held a signature event: Caribbean Fall Frolic Happy Hour. It was a well supported and received networking event. They also gave a total of US$11,,000 for a Chancellor's Student Scholarship to each UWI campus

2008

The Washington DC Chapter held a 60th AnniversaryCommemorative Service at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington DC on Sunday, June 1, 2008. In her welcome address, President of the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter Sha-Shana Crichton noted that "UWI is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean and it is safe to say that the Caribbean region and countries around the world which are impacted and influenced by UWI, would not have made the strides that they made over the past decades without UWI".

The Washington DC Chapter contributed US $3,000.00 to the UWI Regional Endowment Fund as well as US$10,000.00 for scholarships in 2008.

 

Distinguished UWI Alumni in the Washington DC area include: 

Sir George Alleyne -UWI Chancellor Emeritus                                                    

Lady Sylvan Alleyne - Professor and Coordinator for the Human Development Programme at Howard University 

Professor Franklin Knight  (former Chapter President) - Director, Centre for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University                          

Dr. Garth Samuels - Vascular Surgeon / Physician 

Dr. Claire Nelson - Leader of the Futures Forum, President of the Board for Development, Foresight Institute                                                                             

Dr. Charles Lewis - Optometrist  

Dr. Derick Hanlan - Radiologist and Radiation Oncology Specialist                                                                         

Dr. Enid Bogle  

Dr. Omowale Elson - Vice President for Business Development at Elson Consulting Group  

Dr. Malcolm Manning

Dr. Patrick O'Mess - Urological Surgeon, Phoebe Sumter Urology Associates 

Dr. Yolande Smith - Pediatrician 

Dr. Anthony Kalloo - Professor of Medecine at Johns Hopkins University, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Winsome Leslie - Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank 

Dr. Kisha Mitchell - Associate Professor of Pathology, Director - Autopsy Services 

Dr. J. Steuart Richards - Rheumatologist 

 Sonia Subaran Clayton 

Richard Fletcher 

Eddie Rochester

 

 If you would like to be listed here or to nominate another graduate - kindly contact washington.dc@alumni.uwi.edu

 

"One UWI, One Alumni Family" 

WELCOME TO THE UWIAA FL !

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!

PAST EVENTS: 

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P.O. Box 142, St. John's, Antigua

Tel: 268-462-1355
Fax: 268-462-2968
E-Mail: antigua@open.uwi.edu

Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"

Location: The islands are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern end of the Leeward Islands, 40 km (25 Mi) northest of Montserrat.

Capital: St. John's

Business Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed on Thursday afternoons.)

Date of CARICOM Membership: 4th July, 1974

Highest National Award: Order of the Nation

National Dish: Antigua Pepperpot

President: Mrs. A. Missouri Sherman-Peter (Alumna)

Diplomat, the Permanent Observer of CARICOM to the United Nations and Senior Public Official

ACTIVITIES IN 2018

The Chapter hosted a successful BACK TO UWI WEEKEND to mark the 70th Anniversary of the UWI from November 16-18 2018. The UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez and his wife attended. 

The President of the Chapter, Ambassador A. Missouri Sherman-Peter, the Permanent Observer of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to the United Nations was very pleased that participants in the activities included the UWI Chancellor, Mr. Robert Bermudez; H.E. Mr. Reuben Rahming, Member of Parliament (MP) of The Bahamas and Ambassador to  the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Professor Verene Shepherd, Director, UWI Centre for Reparation Research and member and past Chair of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Working Group on People of African Descent; and Dr. Sheila Walker, cultural anthropologist and Executive Director of Afrodiaspora, Inc. in Washington, DC. 

The weekend began with an audience for the Chancellor and distinguished participants with the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Most Honourable Hubert Minnis. Prime Minister Minnis is a graduate of The UWI.

The featured events of the weekend were  the staging of the Remember Slavery Programme’s exhibit, “A Legacy of Black Achievement”; a lecture entitled “Climb Over That Wall! The UWI Historian as Scholar Activist 70 Years On”, delivered by Professor Verene Shepherd; a UWIAA-Community “Legacy of Black Achievement” Walk-a-thon led off by Mrs. Patricia Minnis, spouse of The Bahamas Prime Minister; and the viewing and discussion of Dr. Sheila Walker’s documentary film “Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places”.

More information available at link below: 

PAST ACTIVITIES 

The UWI in The Bahamas marked the 60th Anniversary of the UWI with the production of a special commemorative stamp collection, in collaboration with The Bahamas Philatelic Bureau. In addition, the 60th Anniversary was marked with a Proclamation by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Hubert Ingraham, the 60th Anniversary Research Day and the visit of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.

The Chapter also contributed US$16,000.00 to the UWI Regional Endowment Fund

INFORMATION ABOUT THE UWIAA BAHAMAS

Address:

Open Campus Centre - The Bahamas
P.O.Box N-1184, Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel: 242-323-6593
bahamas@alumni.uwi.edu

 

The UWI Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA)  Bahamas Chapter works closely with the UWIAA Bahamas Chapter and they have events and activities together.

The Young Alumni of the UWIAA Bahamas Chapter are very active and have responsibility for events and social media and assist in many other ways. 

 

Some Bahamian Graduates

Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis - Prime Minister

Excellency A. Leonard Archer

The Hon. Sir Burton Hall

The Hon. Vincent Peet

Senator Thomas Desmond
Dr. Robin Roberts OBE
Dr. Cecil Bethel
Dr. Conville Brown
Mr. Eric Carey
Dr. Sebastian Peter
Mr. Teran Nicolls
Mrs. Donna Nicolls
Mr. Campbell Cleare

Dr. Roger Brown

Mrs. Berencia Isaacs

Mr. Cleophas Adderley

Mr. Cresswell Sturrup

Mrs. Sharon Cleare

 

 

 

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UWI 60th Anniversary

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From its first class of 33 medical students in 1948, The University of West Indies (UWI) has been dedicated to the advancement of the Caribbean region through teaching and research innovation. Today, UWI stands as an icon of Caribbean leadership in government, law, business, education, and science. Now, in the year of our 60th Anniversary Celebrations, as we continue to reinvent ourselves, we invite you to rediscover who we are.

UWI: Caribbean University, Caribbean icon!

UWI has campuses and centres in 16 English speaking Caribbean countries. The Caribbean region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and North America, east of Central America and to the North of South America.

The region is comprised of more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs and cays and Belize and Guyana.

The Caribbean islands and mainland countries share similar histories of slavery and colonization (a melange of African, European, Asian, Indian and native influences), and religions (Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism).

Caribbean peoples are warm, funloving and share a love of theatre and drama and especially music. Calypso, reggae,soca, parang, kont,steelpan, ska, mento, kumina, dub,dancehall, jing-ping,bele,garifuna music, ring bang, rake and scrape, junkanoo, zouk, salsa and punta make the Caribbean pulsate with rythm.

The UWI is a truly regional CARIBBEAN University, serving all its peoples as it equips current and future generations to lead the region in all types of professions.

Welcome to UWI - the Caribbean University!

The UWI Countries are:

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UWI Open Campus - Anguilla
The Valley, Anguilla

Tel: 264-497-8156
Fax: 264-497-2355
E-mail: anguilla@open.uwi.edu

Brief Description: Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory. It consists of the main island of Anguilla, which is approximately 26 km long by 5 km wide, and a number of smaller islands and cays which are not permanently populated.

Capital City: The Valley

UWIAA Membership

Annual or Life Membership - Any person who has been awarded a degree, licentiate, diploma or certificate in any Faculty of The UWI or of The University College of the West Indies may apply. This is the only category eligible for nomination to Executive Positions and has full voting rights. All Main Campus and Open Campus certificates, diplomas and degrees, no matter the length of study, qualify an individual as a "graduate" and therefore make them eligible for this category of membership.

Associate Membership - Any person who has completed one academic year may qualify however this request will be taken to Council by the Alumnus Representative through the Institutional Advancement Division. These members do not have the right to hold executive office. Graduates of other recognized Universities may have Associate Membership.

Honorary Membership - Persons who hold Honorary Degrees from UWI qualify. Chapters may grant Honorary Membership. They may attend meetings but may not vote.

Group Membership - Alumni may form affiliated groups based on graduating class, disciplines, geographic area or other common characteristics. Such groups fall under the "umbrella" country chapter and may only be represented on the Central Executive Committee through their local "umbrella" chapters. They may operate independently however the President of the Group is automatically an Executive Member of the Campus Country Chapter. All such alumni groups and sub-groups MUST register with the Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) Office of the Vice Chancellor who will advise the Campus Country Chapter and enter them into the records of the University. Chapters who have not registered are not authorised to do so and not recognised by the UWIAA or the University.

REPLACEMENT UWIAA CARDS

If your UWIAA Life, Annual or Associate Membership card is lost or stolen you can replace it. Check with your local UWIAA chapter as replacement costs vary.

UWIAA Definitions

UWIAA Chapter: A recognized organization established under the umbrella of the UWIAA as outlined in the UWI Charter, consisting of alumni and friends living in geographic areas, associated with a particular faculty or having a shared interest. An Executive Committee and/or steering committee must be formed in order to be considered a Chapter.

UWIAA Contact: Individual volunteer(s) where there is no UWIAA Chapter. Serves as point of contact for the Institutional Advancement Division and Campus Alumni Officer and alumni traveling to the area, as well as a resource for UWI faculty and staff. The volunteer(s) may be called on to assist the IAD and/or Campus Alumni Officer in developing and coordinating activities for area alumni.

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