2018 Most Outstanding Student! Ms. Alicion Rennie

The top performing student within the Department of Management Studies.

On Tuesday 23rd October 2018, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted its annual "Evening of Excellence" to give recognition to students who achieved First Class Honours and to show appreciation of other students with Special Prizes.

For 2018, the most outstanding Management Studies student was Ms. Alicion Rennie. Alicion completed her BSc. Management Studies (special) degree and graduated with a GPA of 3.7.

The Department is extremely proud of Ms. Rennie and congratulate her on this achievement!


This is what Ms. Rennie had to say about her journey at UWI.

Pursuing a career in Management is something that I have always been passionate about. As such, being accepted into the UWI to fulfill this desire definitely allowed my dream to become a reality. I entered the University with two objectives, which was to stay focused and acquire as much knowledge within the Field of Management Studies.  However, my journey was not an easy one. Despite being determined to perform to the best of my ability, I encountered a number of significant life experiences. During my tenure at the UWI, my mother suffered a life threatening stroke. I was left shattered with the fear of losing her the same way I lost my father eight years ago. I felt like dropping out of school and staying besides my mom every minute of the day. Thankfully, I was able to utilize the power of prayer to renew my strength, faith and the motivation to continue. Hence, I can strongly say that it is only by God’s grace that I was successfully able to complete my degree, and with First Class Honors. The University has definitely shaped and molded my career path. It provided me the opportunity to envision myself as being successful in life, being a boss, a leader and a front runner in our society.  I am hoping to pursue my Masters Degree in 2019 with the aim of becoming a manager or a consultant in the future. To those currently completing their Undergraduate Degree, I urge you to “hold d’ faith” and never give up on your dreams. There will be many challenges such as working in groups, having back to back exams and even failing courses. However, remain focused and remember that you have the potential to succeed and even surpass your own expectations.

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