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Jehue did us proud, says UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - August 6, 2012

St. Augustine

Spirits were high at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in anticipation of Jehue Gordon’s performance in the finals of the Men’s 400m Olympic Hurdle.

Making it to the Olympic Games as a competitor and then to the finals are tremendous accomplishments and as Gordon prepared to take the final bounds, the entire Campus community was behind him, keeping track of and rooting for his success. 

Following the final race, Professor Rhoda Reddock, UWI St. Augustine Campus’ Deputy Principal, had this message for him.

“On behalf of the St. Augustine Campus and the entire University of the West Indies, I would like to congratulate you on your sterling performance. We are extremely proud of you. Given your youthfulness, we expect you to continue on your path of excellence, providing inspiration to other student athletes as we continue to support you in the achievement of your academic and athletic goals.” 

Gordon, a second-year Sports Management student at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, represented Trinidad and Tobago in the London 2012 Olympic Games. He came second in Round 1 of the Men’s 400m Olympic Hurdles, qualifying for the Semi-finals the following day. Again, he placed second. He came in sixth in the Finals in 48.86, a performance he can be proud of.  

Gordon’s career as a professional athlete launched in July 2010 and when he entered UWI the following year, he found himself a community of supporters. Speaking on behalf of The UWI St. Augustine’s Guild of Students, Vice President, Candice Allain said that the Guild is very proud of Gordon’s performance. “We support him 1000 per cent and wish him the best in all his future endeavours. He made us proud,” she said.


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. 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)