Pelicans in the News

Alecia Darby and Nicolette Bryan

Two recent UWI Social Work graduates are now Chevening Scholars. Alecia Darby is currently employed to the Independent Commission of Investigations as a Chief Investigator. She will be pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Security Strategy at the University of Exeter. Nicolette Bryan is a human and women’s rights advocate with a growing interest in policy and Sustainable Development. She is a University of the West Indies trained Social Worker who is employed as the Programme Officer in charge of youth and outreach at J-FLAG.

Marlon Samuda

Los Angeles based actor and UWI Mona Honors graduate; Marlon Samuda, is now in pre-production for his very own short film. An original script written by Mr. Samuda, Immigrant Brothers tells the story of three homeless immigrants trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. The brothers are not related by blood. They are related by circumstance and struggle. Samuda will be one of the producers of the film, along with Nick Cunha, Valeria Silva and Paula Soveral. Marlon will also be playing the lead role of Kemar.

Fabian Reid

UWI Graduate Named as One of the 10 Most Innovative Teachers in America

UWI Mona graduate, Fabian Reid, a math teacher at Northeast Guilford Middle School in North Carolina, has been recognized as one of the most innovative teachers in the United States by The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. Mr. Reid holds the Bachelor’s degree with First-class honours in secondary math education from The University of the West Indies, Mona

Donat Grant

Florida based UWI graduate, Donat Grant, who was down in Jamaica on a philanthropic mission with his church, ran into the UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, who was attending University Meetings.

Donat was helping deliver free dental services and equipment to inner city communities and Sir George was pleased to know of his involvement and noted that he is heartened as wherever he travels, he meets UWI alumni “doing good”.

Dr. Natalie Dickson

Dr. Natalie Dickson, a graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mona, has recently been named a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) by The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS). Dickson is chief medical officer at Tennessee Oncology, one of the United States’ largest, community-based cancer care specialists.


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