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National Honours for Members of The UWI Community

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The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus extends warm congratulations to five members of staff presented with national honours by His Excellency, the Governor General of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen. 
 
The National Honours and Awards Ceremony was held at King’s House in St Andrew on Monday October 15, 2018.  
 
Among the recipients was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber who received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD). Professor Webber was recognised for his outstanding contribution to environmental conservation.  
 
Professor Celia Christie-Samuels, Dr Erroll Williams and Mr. Michael Gardner were also conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD). Professor Christie-Samuels was recognised for outstanding contribution to public service and child health; Dr Williams for his outstanding service to the field of dentistry and Mr Michael Gardner in recognition of services to the medical sciences, in particular anatomy; and Dr Delroy Fray was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) for service to the health sector.  
 
The UWI Mona specially recognises and congratulates Mr Earl Jarrett, Chairman of the UWI Mona Campus Council and Honorary Graduand Grace Jones, on receiving the Order of Jamaica (OJ). Mr. Jarrett was recognised for exceptional contribution to the banking and financial sectors, public service and volunteerism and Grace Jones for exceptional contribution to the field of fashion and entertainment internationally.
 
 National Honours and Awards are presented to recognise individuals who by their service and contribution have had a meaningful and significant impact on national life. Orders are used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service. Decorations and Awards are used to recognise bravery, meritorious, long and/or valuable service and/or good conduct. 
 
The University community congratulates the recipients on this tremendous achievement which acknowledges their years of outstanding and dedicated service, in keeping with our mission to advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the world. 
 
 About The UWI
For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region. In 2018, The UWI celebrates its evolution from 1948 as a university college in Jamaica with 33 medical students to an internationally respected regional university with near 50,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. Its seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over- arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. The UWI has been a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of our people. As the regional institution commemorates its 70th anniversary milestone, it will celebrate its students, faculty, administrators, alumni, governments, and partners in the public and private sector. The anniversary commemoration will focus on reflection as well as projection for the future with an emphasis on social justice and the economic transformation of the region. Website: www.uwi.edu and www.uwi.edu/70 . (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)
 
 
 


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