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UWIAA Washington DC Chapter marks UWI 70th!

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.


Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854 is the location.

The UWIAA Washington, D.C. Chapter will continue to mark the UWI’s 70th with a SUMMER LUNCHEON at which Rev. Canon Kortright Davis will be presented with the Chapter’s prestigious Pelican Award.

Be there on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854 is the location.

For information and tickets – please contact:


UWI’s 70th celebrated by alumni and staff of the UWI Open Campus in St. Kitts and Nevis

The staff at the Open Campus St. Kitts & Nevis Site and the UWIAA SKN celebrated UWI’s 70th Anniversary with a fun event to mark this milestone - the Back-in-Time fete!! This took place on June 2, 2018. It was not just a celebration but also an opportunity to raise funds for students who may require financial assistance. It was a memorable evening with great throwback music – courtesy Ronnie Rascal, dancing, reminiscing and good ole liming.

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.

Cave Hill Campus alumni involved in the 70th Anniversary Luminaries Gala Dinner

Ist winner of the competition Mr. Kenneth Alleyne accepting his ticket from Mrs. Maxwell

Campus Alumni Officer of the Cave Hill Campus Roseanne Maxwell got alumni involved in the 70th Anniversary Lumninaries gala dinner by giving them a chance to attend the $500 dollar event.  She asked alumni to donate a $100 and for every five persons she raffled a ticket for someone to attend.  As a result she was able to give nine alumni the opportunity to attend the event, one person short of a full table.

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.

Climate Change And Caribbean Youth!

Students gathered at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Mona Jamaica for The UWI STAT Ambassador Corps climate change forum pictured with: (l-r) Asha-Gaye Cowell, UWI STAT President Mona Campus; Danielle Andrade, Attorney at Law, Environmental and Human Rights; Una May Gordon, Principal Director of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation,  Jamaica; Dr David C. Smith, Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development and Celia Davidson Francis, Director of Alumni Relations at
  Participants at Cave Hill with Pro Vice Chancellor Dale Webber (left) and the UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles (centre).

The UWI Vice-Chancellor's Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (UWI STAT) Ambassador Corps hosted a Climate Change Forum themed, The Eye of the Storm: The Implications of the Paris Agreement/Climate Change and the “Right to Life” for Caribbean Youth. The Forum was held synchronously at the University’s Cave Hill, Mona and St Augustine campuses and streamed live on UWItv  on April 12, 2018.

Church Service at the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens with the UWIAA Florida Chapter on Sunday, March 18th

The Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Mrs. Celia Davidson Francis attended the special Church Service at the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Miami Gardens with the UWIAA Florida Chapter on Sunday, March 18th. She delivered a Message highlighting developments through the UWI's 70 years and then introduced a video showing the UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckle's 70th Message which was also very well received.  The Chapter members were delighted with the turnout as persons came from West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale and other places as well.

Antigua Wine and Cheese Social 2018

Saturday 7th April at 7 p.m.


Government House

Calling all Pelicans in Antigua – plan to meet and network at the annual Wine and Cheese Social!
Email: uwiaaanu@gmail.com and your ticket can be delivered to you. Or, you may purchase your ticket at the UWI Open Campus. Contributions will be taken to support the children of Barbuda and Dominica who still need assistance after being affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.




The following awards were presented at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the UWIAA Presidents for 2018 by the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI:

CEC 2018 

Most Active Chapter 

UWIAA St. Lucia 

CEC 2018 

Young Alumni Involvement Champion 

UWIAA Bahamas 

CEC 2018 

Pelican Perks Champion 

UWIAA Barbados 

CEC 2018 

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.

Open Campus Cruise 2018

About the Cruise

Join the 3rd UWI Open Campus Cruise and Learn Adventure and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Open Campus and the 70th of The UWI. Connect with fellow Pelicans, make new friends from exotic places, experience new cultures and have FUN!

We will be cruising with Marella Cruise Line aboard the Marella Discovery 2 on their Cuban Fusion tour, departing from Montego Bay, Jamaica to The Cayman Islands, Havana Cuba, Cozumel Mexico and returning to Montego Bay, Jamaica. 


Celebrating the UWI’s 70th at the UWI Regional Headquarters

Come back to Mona – where it all began …. All Alumni and “Friends of the UWI” are invited to come back and to take part in the “70 Years of Service, 70 Years of Leadership” festivities in July 2018! 

Activities during the week of July 22nd will include:

Campus and Museum Tours

Jazz on the Lawns (UWI Regional Headquarters)

Mix and Mingle  

Musical Celebration 

Chancellor’s Reception (UWI Regional Headquarters)


Final dates will be announced shortly. 


Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey is a UWI alumnus who spent his boyhood off the coast of Jamaica fishing with his family in a dugout canoe, where he became enamoured with fishing and all things marine related. He graduated with honors in marine biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland and returned home to Jamaica to get a doctoral degree in fisheries biology from The University of the West Indies (Mona).

UWI STAT MONA hosts Corporate Link Up



On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the UWI STAT family kick-started the second semester with a Corporate Link Up to mark the UWI's 70th Anniversary. This took place in the Aleem Mohammed Room of the UWI Regional Headquarters. Discussions centred around the theme: "General Habits for Success".  


Happy New Year as UWI celebrates its 70th!

Anguilla alumni came together to mark the 70th at Church
Anguilla President Stanley Reid read  lesson
UWIAA Presidents J Sharp (JA) & M Henville (Toronto) at Inter-faith Svc
Washiington DC alumni celebrating the 70th and Pelican and Caribbean Pride
Washington DC alums enjoying the evening
Belizean creativity to enjoy after the service alumni attended
Alumni in Belize came out to celebrate the 70th

Alumni all over the globe started celebrating the70th Anniversary of their University in January 2018. Alumni in Trinidad and Tobago got together and supported the UWI Fete, in Washington DC they gathered to socialize and spread Pelican and Caribbean Pride and in Anguilla, Jamaica and Belize they celebrated first in Church and then with camaraderie and “eats”.

Washington DC.

Pelican Cedric Gayle authors History of the UWIAA New York Chapter

UWI Alumnus Cedric Gayle visited the UWI Regional Headquarters on December 11, 2017 and presented a copy of the History of the Formation of the UWI Alumni Association New York Chapter to the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Celia Davidson Francis which he compiled and authored. He acknowledges the assistance of Leo Chambers, Marjorie Seeberan, Lillith Parks, Anthony Belinfanti, Dr Kathleen Watson and Drs Hazel Carter and Gerald White-Davis, as well as his daughter Janelle and wife Heather.


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