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UWI celebrates fifty of its Distinguished Alumni

For Release Upon Receipt - March 29, 2011

St. Augustine

On Saturday 2nd April, 2011, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus will honour 50 members of its alumni at the inaugural Distinguished Campus Alumni Awards. Fifty awardees were selected by a bi-partisan Committee of Campus academic staff and the Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of the UWI Alumni Association, in commemoration of the Campus’s 50th Anniversary. 

“Selecting 50 distinguished alumni from more 20,000 graduates from across 50 years was a mammoth yet highly enjoyable challenge for the Committee” said Mark Regis, co-chair of the selection committee and President of the Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of the UWI Alumni Association. “The 50 awardees are an excellent example of the leading professionals and personalities that have studied at the UWI’s St Augustine Campus.”  

The Awards will be held in the newly built 400 seat Engineering Auditorium (Lecture Theatre 1) on the St. Augustine Campus.  

For further information on the Distinguished Alumni Awards, please contact the Alumni Office at 662-2002 ext. 2099 or 663-1579.  


About The UWI Alumni Association (T&T Chapter)

Over the past two decades The University of the West Indies Alumni Association Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (UWIAATT) has demonstrated its motto of giving back something to the UWI. Established in 1988 as the UWI Guild of Graduates (Trinidad and Tobago Chapter) the Association has contributed to the development of the University and its student body through the distribution of bursaries, contributions to the Library collection and the establishment of the popular UWI World of Work programme now sponsored by Republic Bank. The UWIAATT’s mission is to foster alumni interest and goodwill in University affairs by encouraging intellectual and emotional ties between members and their University. Through its Future Alumni programme, the Association also seeks to foster interest in University education in the wider community, with a special emphasis on encouraging persons to attend the University of the West Indies.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.



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