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UWI launches web and social networking site

For Release Upon Receipt - July 3, 2009


The Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) of The University of the West Indies launched ALUMNI Online, the new web and social networking site for all UWI alumni, on June 30, 2009.

Director of Alumni Relations, Celia Davidson Francis said that this now provides the UWI alumni population with an easy and effective way of keeping in touch with each other, as well as with their Alma Mater. She noted that it “alumni will be able to “connect” not only in the Caribbean, but also internationally and will be able to network, make new business contacts, advertise their talents and skills and keep in touch with others who share the same interests”. 

Mrs. Davidson Francis said that “Alumni Online is free to all UWI graduates. They are welcome to browse the site which gives information about such things as the 16 UWI Caribbean countries, the UWI Alumni Association Chapters and events, the Student Alumni Programme and Points of Pride. Graduates can create their own personal profile page, upload photos, send messages, create blogs and more. Online donations are also possible.”

The IAD, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, works to create opportunities for  alumni of the entire regional institution to maintain and create relationships, which this web service easily facilitates. Mrs. Davidson Francis said ” The University Chief Information, Communication and Technology Officer, Mrs. Brigitte Collins and her team have worked closely with the IAD team to provide this service to our graduates, and have ensured that the site is dynamic and has video clips and graphics which enhance this online community. We hope that the graduates of all four of UWI’s campuses: Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St. Augustine, will fully utilize and enjoy -  it is their online community.”   


Celia Davidson FrancisDirector,

Alumni Relations –

UWI Tel: 876-977-0052 or 54