Saturday, April 17, 2010

Derron Ambrose Named St. Thomas Campus' Top Student Employee

The University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus celebrated the hard work of student employees with Student Employee Appreciation Week April 12-16. It included activities such as a workshop, a social night and an open house. The highlight of the week was the Student Employee Appreciation Awards held on April 15, where the Student Employee of the Year was named. Derron Ambrose, a teacher assistant in the College of Science and Mathematics, won the Student Employee of the Year award. Ambrose was nominated by his supervisor Dr. Donald Drost, a professor in the College of Science and Mathematics. “Thank you for making me look good,” Dr. Donald Drost said to Ambrose. Other nominees for the award were Triola Browne, Rhashaunda Charles, Kelvin Harry and Leann Pickering. The “Lighter Side Awards” were also given out. They award student employees for qualities such as punctuality, initiative and personality. Pictured left to right, Dr. Drost congratulates a smiling Ambrose.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

St. Croix Class of 2010 Joins Harborside Rotary Club at Christiansted’s Lighthouse Mission

Shown at the Lighthouse Mission on St. Croix are, from left, (front row) Joel Dorsett, AnnMerrie Hendrickson, Love Felix, Alina Corriette (guest) and Carmie Thompson, and (back row) Alexandra Hinkson, Marva Swanson, Miguelina Neptune, Charmin L. Springer, Viviana Matthew-James and Gloria F. Neale-Felix (guest).

Members and friends of the UVI Class of 2010 - St. Croix campus - joined with volunteers from the Harborside Rotary Club to donate and prepare a breakfast at the Lighthouse Mission in Christiansted's Sunday Market Square on Saturday, April 3. Twelve members of the class including family and friends participated. Class members who were not able to attend gave monetary contributions to purchase food items. The Lighthouse Mission is a faith-based community service organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the community. Read more at

Class members expressed their thanks to UVI's President Office for sponsoring UVI t-shirts for the event. Other planned class activities include attending a church service as a group, having a class breakfast and conducting a social/dinner event. For more information on the Class of 2010 - St. Croix campus - activities, send email to Charmin Springer at or Carmie Thompson at

Monday, April 12, 2010

Future UVI Students Visit St. Thomas Campus

UVI President Dr. David Hall, above, tells visiting seventh and eighth grade students from Addelita Cancryn Junior High that the University would have desks waiting for each of them when they make the move from high school to college. The students were on the St. Thomas campus on Monday, April 12, to learn about the University and the opportunities it offers. Answering some of their questions was UVI’s Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Dr. Judith Edwin, at right.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Joneisa Smith Crowned Miss UVI

The newly crowned Miss UVI Joneisa Smith, second from left, is flanked by contestant Royette Carriere, at left, former Miss UVI Carice Glasgow, and contestant Indira Turney, at right.

Junior marketing major Joneisa Smith was crowned Miss UVI in the University’s 30th Annual Ambassadorial Pageant on Saturday, April 3, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Smith, a St. Thomas campus student, also won the evening's Miss Popularity, Best Talent, Best Business Wear/Interview and Best Ambassadorial Presentation categories.

Indira Turney received the Miss Intellect award, while Royette Carriere took the Best Evening Wear award. Turney and Carriere are St. Croix campus students. The contestants performed in five categories and participated in pre-pageant interviews.

The pageant's theme was “Collective Aspirations … Colossal Achievements.” It was sponsored by the Queen’s Committee of the Student Government Association on the St. Thomas Campus.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Inter-Campus Debate Excites Audience

Kirk Kendall Grant of UVI’s St. Croix campus debates, while the St. Thomas Campus Debate Team members Campbell Douglas, Charles McCarty and Vandel Percival listen, at the Inter-Campus Debate Competition. The debate was held on March 25, on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. The moot was, “Be it resolved that the educating and empowering of our Caribbean male is the solution for our deteriorating Caribbean society.” The St. Thomas Campus Debate team, which argued for the proposition, won the competition. McCarty was named “Best Speaker,” and Douglas was named “Best Rebutter.” Other members of the St. Croix Campus Debate Team were Kenya Emanuel and Diane Dacosta. The next Inter-Campus Debate Competition is scheduled for April 20th on UVI’s St. Croix campus.