Saturday, June 26, 2010

UVI Teams Join in 2010 St. Thomas Relay for Life Cancer Society Benefit

UVI students Marjani Christian, left, and Twanna Hodge took the leadoff shift for the University's two 2010 Relay For Life teams participating in the American Cancer Society's fundraising effort which began on Saturday, June 26, on the Charlotte Amalie High School track on St. Thomas. Christian and Hodge are student workers in UVI’s Information Technology Services. Other members of each team - including UVI students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators - will be walking in shifts through the night. More on the effort and names of other team members are featured on this Relay for Life News Release on the UVI web site – UVI home page.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Small Business Celebrated During Small Business Week

Eric Johnson, center, the owner of Paradise Pictures, was named the Small Business Person of the Year on St. Thomas by the VI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on June 4. He is congratulated by Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and SBDC State Director Leonor Dottin. The SBDC Small Business Person of the Year Award on St. Croix went to George and Pristeen Hamilton of Star Marine Agency, LLC. Other awards included the Woman-owned Business Award, Nascent Business of the Year Award, Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, Minority-owned Business of the Year Award and Financial Advocate of the Year Award. Small Business week was celebrated throughout the territory May 31 to June 5. For a complete list of SBDC award recipients visit this direct link.