On June 15th hundreds turned-out to pay tribute to the Campus’ retirees at the “Celebrating Our Own” Retirement and Employee Recognition Award Ceremony at UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC), St Augustine.
“Our University could not be the outstanding institution it is, without staff such as you. Collectively, your diligent service and commitment have contributed to the success of our Campus and University. I commend you, our retirees and the families that have supported you through this UWI journey,” Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, stated at the ceremony.
The Campus Principal also added that “our retirees are the pillars of this institution and in paying tribute to them we are also honoring the core values of UWI – the pursuit of excellence, a keen sense of individual and social responsibility and a commitment to the development of the region”.
At the Ceremony, members of staff were also presented with employee awards in diverse categories. The winners included: Marsha Gibson, Clerical/Accounting Assistant at the Centre for Language Learning who was recognized for her Excellence in Entrepreneurship; Geeta Kissoon, Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer, Campus Information Technology Services who was first choice for Excellence in Customer Service; Kennis Thomas, Accounts Supervisor, The Alma Jordan Library, won for his Excellence in Community and Outreach; while Jeevan Persad, Engineering Technician - Projects, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was recognized for his Excellence in Creativity and Innovation.
The Department of Chemical Engineering was celebrated for spearheading a photography exhibition highlighting the former Heads of the Department. The commitment, collaboration and professionalism that came to the fore during the execution of the project led to the team winning the Excellence in Collaboration and Teamwork award.