‘First Class’ Scholarship recipients

The occurring every year UWI Mona Presentation of Graduates Ceremonies force of ~ take on a new dimension approach October 29 and 30 as the before anything else cohort of graduates from among the CB Group UWI 5K foundation for support recipients will be presented. A gross of seven scholarship recipients will subsist awarded with their degrees with six of the seven sentient awarded with First Class Honours. The six First Class Honours Degree awardees are; Latoya Duffus, Alfred Fullwood, Isha Levy, Clifton Thompson, Orlando Smith and Kerry-Ann Williams.

The power to originate was started in 2012 when the UWI sought repaired ways of generating funds for bookish man development in the form of accomplishments awards. The first graduating cohort from amongst the recipients is at that time a testament to the worthiness of the beginning as it continues to be a a great deal of needed avenue of revenue to abet students’ financial conditions providing them through the opportunity to pursue tertiary training.

The group of over 20 CB Group UWI 5K Scholarship recipients, suited in happy t-shirts on Wednesday, September 16 at the dilate of the 2015 CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track at the UWI, Mona Campus.

Front Row, Gloria Lynn (3rd left) Keli-Jo Hewett-Dalling (c), Alicia Bogues and Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis (2nd as it should be)

Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Executive Director during the term of the Institutional Advancement Division in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and tend of the organizing committee is individually pleased that a number of the incipient beneficiaries of the CB Group UWI 5K knowledge have completed their degrees and decree be looking onward to achieving other goals.

“We started the CB Group UWI 5K viewed like means to offer aid to students who were in destitution of financial support. Since the genesis of the initiative in 2012 we have awarded 75 scholarships to students pursuing their tertiary degrees and this is our elementary cohort of graduates from the advertisement. Words cannot express how proud I am of in what state well they handled the pressure of centre of life a scholarship recipient and to view six of seven graduating with First Class Honours is good an amazing feat. A lot of young adults only need an opportunity and that is that which the CB Group UWI 5K continues to bid , an opportunity to pursue their conceit of tertiary education and self expansion,” said Mrs. Buchanan-Hind.

St. Jago High School beyond student and Spanish Town native, Orlando Smith is the same of the beneficiaries who earned himself a First Class Honours Degree in Pharmacology. Smith described the CB Group UWI 5K learning as a much needed financial boost and person which has set him on a route to achieve his goal of suitable a Medical Doctor.

“I was in a tough financial situation heading into my final year and I applied during the scholarship out of hope. When I was awarded I had the monetary help that I needed as out of the scholarship I would be powerless to sit my exams and full my degree,” said Smith.

Orland Smith disposition graduate in the top two of the Basic Medical Sciences Department in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The 23 year preceding is currently in his first year of the MBBS notice to become a medical doctor.

The CB Group UWI 5K is besides a massive contributor to The University of the West Indies continued converging-point on sporting development. The scholarships funded through the occurrence have helped to contribute to the regular increase in quality athletes and lusty programmes coming out of the UWI.

The CB Group UWI 5K and Smart Eggs Kids K, which both begin and end at the UWI Mona Bowl, is slated by reason of Sunday, November 15 with the 5K tend scheduled for 7:00 a.m. followed ~ means of the Kids K at 8:00 a.m. The funds raised inclination support the academic and sporting unfolding of students through the University’s Scholarship Fund.

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