The UWI welcomes alumni and friends around the world for 70th anniversary week of celebration

UWI St. Augustine News

For Release Upon Receipt – June 13, 2018UWIFor one week in July, thousands of alumni, students, staff and guests from across the Caribbean and the wider globe are expected to converge at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus for a week of activities hosted by Chancellor Robert Bermudez. Chancellor’s Week, from July 23-29, 2018, is set to be one of the highlights of a year-long celebration of the University’s legacy of “70 years of service, 70 years of leadership”.This “homecoming” offers a diverse and exciting programme of free and paid events which include academic gatherings, an awards function, parties and other entertainment, catering to the interests of the various age cohorts of The UWI family and the general public. Noting that the week-long celebration specially reaches out to The UWI’s vast alumni network inviting them to reconnect, share their success stories and re-engage with the University, Chancellor Bermudez noted, “The UWI’s success has been each one of the graduates who has left our campuses to form the fabric of the West Indian society, in every field of endeavour. Chancellor’s Week is intended to bring back thousands of graduates to jointly celebrate their success and our success.” Chancellor’s Week begins on Monday, July 23 with a Welcome Gala Reception hosted by Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, MP, at Jamaica House. On July 24, Nostalgic Conversations, an interactive public forum hosted at The UWI Regional Headquarters, will feature distinguished alumni reflecting on the history, contributions and achievements of The UWI, and their shared experiences. On July 25, at the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre, seven alumni selected by their peers and representing each decade from 1948 to present, will be honoured at The 70th Anniversary Pelican Awards, for their illustrious contributions to their communities and areas of endeavour. Come July 26, the four campuses’ Guilds …

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