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4 to Receive Honorary Degrees at UWI Mona Campus Graduation

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona will onfer four honorary degrees at its Graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 3 and 4, 2017.

The awards will be conferred on Professor Emeritus John Edward ‘Eddie’ Greene; innovator and entrepreneur Wesley J. Hall, outstanding Montego Bay businessman, Antony Keith Edmund ‘Tony’ Hart, and poet and writer, Olive Marjorie Senior. Professor Emeritus Edward Green, Wesley Hall and Antony Hart will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD).

PROFESSOR EMERITUS JOHN EDWARD GREENE is the UN Secretary General Special Envoy on HIV in the Caribbean and in that capacity pioneered the Caribbean Justice for All Roadmap and implemented the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV. He earlier served as Advisor to the CARICOM Secretariat, with responsibility for coordinating the implementation of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) which included the merger of five regional health institutions into one agency. A former Pro Vice-Chancellor Development and Alumni Relations at The University of the West Indies, Professor Greene was instrumental in the institutionalisation of alumni relations at the institution, the effort culminating in a major alumni reunion under the theme the Gathering of Graduates in 1993.

MR. WESLEY HALL has over 20 years of experience in corporate governance and shareholder communications and has established himself as the preeminent leder in shareholder advisory services and proxy solicitation. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Kingsdale Shareholder Services which provides clients with best-in-class services for communicating with shareholders and managing any transaction or event that requires a shareholder vote.

ANTONY ‘TONY’ HARTwas primarily responsible for development of a Freeport in Montego Bay.The project created 350 acres of land and four berths for ships and today, is at the heart of the development of Montego Bay. Hart is well-known for his humanitarianism which has resulted in the establishment of computer centres in a number of primary school in western Jamaica. He is also actively involved in bettering the lives of young adults. As coordinator of the mentorship at The UWI, Mona’s Western Jamaica Campus, he, along with a group of prominent business people and professionals, has committed to sharing his time and expertise with some of the institution’s promising students.

OLIVE SENIOR is a Jamaican poet, novelist, short story and non-fiction writer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her first collection of fiction, Summer Lightning and Other Stories (1986), received widespread praise, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Since then, her work has been included in numerous anthologies worldwide. She was awarded the Musgrave Gold Medal in 2005 by the Institute of Jamaica for her contributions to literature.

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