Pelicans in the News

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.

Douglas Blackburn

UWI Cave Hill graduate, Douglas Blackburn collected king helmet shells over the years and decided to see if he could create some of the beautiful things that he saw shell artists do… and succeeded.

Douglas volunteered at the Barbados Museum and saw antiques of sailor’s valentines which are boxes used to hold jewellery and other trinkets that rose to popularity in the 1800s. They were often decorated with shells and given as gifts to the loved ones of the seamen after long voyages.

Pelican Dr. Rosemary G. Moodie soars with her son

Dr. Rosemary G. Moodie
Dr. Jonathan P. Wong

UWI graduate, Dr Rosemary G Moodie, who spent 25 years as a neonatologist and clinical teacher at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has received the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACAA) Excellence in Science award. For the first time in its 31-year history, the ACCA Awards of Excellence also presented an individual award to another member of the same family, in the same year, her son Dr. Jonathan P. Wong.

Elizabeth Darius-Clarke

Elizabeth Darius-Clarke with her family as she presented her credentials to President Barack Obama

UWI Pelican Elizabeth Darius-Clarke is Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to the United States. She is also her country’s representative at the Organization of American States. Darius-Clarke is from Castries, Saint Lucia’s capital.

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