Monday, March 3, 2014

Social Science Building Grand Opening - St. Thomas Campus

UVI’s Social Sciences Department hosted a grand opening ceremony of its newly remodeled building on the St. Thomas Campus on Thursday, Feb. 27. The ceremony included presentations by Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson, dean of UVI’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, President David Hall, and featured speaker former Governor and UVI Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles W. Turnbull. (Click photo to view larger image.)

From left, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean Dr.
Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson, UVI President Dr. David Hall, and
Interim Vice Provost for Research and Public Service Dr. Frank Mills.
Dr. Dion Phillips
Dr. Malik Sekou
Dr. Charles W. Turnbull

UVI students, from left, Elvaneice Huggins, Khaliesha Dias
and Verlyndeh Rogers pose before of a mural they
painted in the entry foyer of the newly remodeled
Social Sciences Building on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus.
Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson
with retired Associate Professor
of Social Work Adelle Belle-Barry.

VI Calypso King
Patrick “Soljah” Farrell 


The morning also included a musical presentation by the reigning VI Calypso Monarch Patrick “Soljah” Farrell, who is also a UVI student, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the Social Sciences Building.  Along with Gov. Turnbull, numerous former Social Sciences faculty and staff attended the opening. Social Sciences Chair Dr. Dion Phillips and former Dean and Chair of Social Sciences Dr. Malik Sekou served as masters of ceremony.

The renovated Social Sciences building features a dean’s office,
11 faculty offices, a Psychology Lab shown here, and a conference
room that will feature videoconferencing.