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UWI names Six Valedictorians and Eight Honorary Graduands at this year’s Graduation Ceremonies

For Release Upon Receipt - October 19, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus has named six students to be Valedictorians at each of its Graduation Ceremonies to be held on October 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011.  

Ms. Bernice Robinson will speak on the morning of Thursday 27th October at the Faculty of Science and Agriculture ceremony, the first of six ceremonies to be held at the St Augustine Campus this year. That afternoon, Mrs. Meera Rampersad-Janglee, will deliver the Valedictory address at the Faculty of Engineering ceremony.  

On Friday 28th October, two ceremonies will be held for the Faculty of Social Sciences, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Ms. Anais Joseph will speak at the first, while Ms. Fameeda Mohammed, will address her fellow graduands in the second. 

Finally, on Saturday 29th October, Mr. Dexnell Peters, Valedictorian from the Faculty of Humanities and Education, will address the morning ceremony, while Mr. David Milne, from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, will do the honours in the afternoon ceremony. 

The Campus will also confer eight honorary degrees at its ceremonies. The honorary LLD will be conferred on: Professor Anantanand Rambachan, who will address the audience on the morning of the 27th; Sir Fenton H. Ramsahoye, who will deliver his address at that afternoon’s ceremony; Mrs. Helen Bhagwansingh and Mr. John Reginald Dumas will be honoured on the morning of the 28th, where Mr. Dumas will address the audience; Mr. Brian Charles Lara will speak at the afternoon’s ceremony (on the 28th), and Mr. Kamaluddin Mohammed will speak at the evening ceremony on October 29th. On the morning of October 29th, the honorary DLitt will be conferred upon Mr. Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson and Mr. Roy Cape, who will both address the audience.    



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.