Wednesday, September 26, 2012

UVI Alumni Attempting to Make History

In a last major push to reach a historic 50 percent alumni giving rate, the University of the Virgin is reaching out to all its alumni to make a gift by Sept. 30. UVI President Dr. David Hall challenged alumni to raise the alumni giving rate to 50 percent, in honor of UVI’s 50th anniversary, through what was named the 50 for 50 Challenge. If that goal is reached, UVI will be the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to hold that distinction. Click here for details on how you can help UVI make history: UVI Alumni Have a Few More Days Left to Make History.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We Are UVI ...

Do you know this week’s “We Are UVI” contributor?

To find out who it is, visit “We Are UVI” at:

“We Are UVI” is the our Golden Jubilee blog. It features people sharing CVI/UVI stories from the past 50 years. A new submission is added each week.

This submission was posted Sunday, Sept. 23. It joins stories from Sinclair Wilkinson ('72), Rafe Boulon, Jr. ('76), Carmie Thompson ('10), Frank Mills ('67), James Rakocy, Arah Lockhart ('78), Utha Williams ('82), former UVI President LaVerne Ragster, Marthious Clavier ('02,'08), John Lucas, Maxine Nunez, Rosary Harper, Yegin Habtes, Gloria Callwood, Laurent Javois (’76), Helen Dookhan ('79, '84, '98), Curtis Gilpin ('80), Carolyn O’Neal-Morton ('85), Ali McClean ('93), Constance Gumbs ('87, '91), Malcolm Kirwan ('67), Sharleen Fahie ('86, '93), Sam Hall Jr., Richard Lippke, Randy Brown, Paul Flemming ('95, '98, '99), Kishma Allen ('09), Lawrence Lewis ('73), Aimery Caron, Quilin Mars ('08), Alvincent Hutson ('76), Vincent Cooper ('72), Dennis Parker, UVI President Emeritus Orville Kean, Richard Schrader, Albert Bryan (’04), Jerome McElroy and Velma Tyson ('80, '83).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Final 2012 Alumni Phonathon Hopes to Set Records

President Dr. David Hall is interviewed by
Da Vybe’s radio personality Anita Davis.

Director of Annual Giving and
Alumni Affairs Linda Smith, left, and
Associate Director of Human
Resources Yvonne Lawrence work.
In a last major push to reach a historic 50 percent alumni giving rate, the University of the Virgin Islands Office of Institutional Advancement is hosting its final Alumni Phonathon of 2012. Scheduled to run nightly until Sept. 20, each evening volunteers will process pledges from traditional and special alumni, and Reichhold Center for the Arts patrons.

On Sept. 17, radio station Da Vybe 107.9 FM broadcasted live from the event’s location in UVI’s Administration and Conference Center, interviewing UVI President Dr. David Hall and fielding calls from alumni throughout the territory and as far away as St. Kitts and Nevis. Jaedee Caines, a UVI alumna and former St. Thomas campus Student Government Association president, joined the broadcast from Nevis. About 15 volunteers, including Dr. Hall and his wife Dr. Marilyn Braithwaite-Hall, made calls.

Webmaster Moneca Pinkett, front, Reichhold
Center’s Marketing Manager Karen Gutloff
and President Hall volunteer.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dionne V. Jackson answers a question
from student volunteer Shawn Seabrookes.
In January, Dr. Hall challenged UVI alumni to raise its alumni giving rate to 50 percent, in honor of UVI’s 50th Anniversary, through a “50 for 50” campaign. If that goal is reached, UVI will be the first Historically Black College and University to hold that distinction. For more information call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1047.

Friday, September 14, 2012

UVI Student Competition Promotes Role Swap with President

Be UVI's President for a Day
Calling all UVI students. Here's your chance to swap roles with President Hall and win a $1,000 scholarship. Click here for more details:

Friday, September 7, 2012

UVI Cuts Ribbon on Newest Residence Hall

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UVI President Dr. David Hall cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of UVI's newest residence hall - West Hall - on the St. Thomas campus on Thursday, Sept. 6. Shown, from left, are Senator Patrick Sprauve, Representative Donna Christensen, Senate President Ronald Russell, Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis, Resident Assistant Joel Lee, Dr. Hall, Student Government Association President Leslyn Tonge and UVI Board of Trustee Chair Alexander Moorhead. Students Lee and Tonge each joined the day’s main speakers, Dr. Hall, Congresswoman Christensen, Lt. Gov. Francis, Senator Russell and Trustee Chair Moorhead, during presentations which preceded the ribbon cutting ceremony. The first 96 students moved into state-of-the-art, 100-bed, four-story, air conditioned facility early this semester. Students, faculty, staff, government representatives and invited guests turned out for an afternoon of grand-opening tours.

More information is available in a news release on the UVI homepage - - and from this direct link.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

UVI on WTJX Face to Face Program

President David Hall to Appear on Today’s ‘Face to Face’

UVI President David Hall will be a guest on today’s edition (Wednesday, Sept. 5) of the Public Television program “Face to Face” with Addie Ottley at 8 p.m. on WTJX-TV Channel 12. Dr. Hall is expected to update the community on the recently opened West Hall residence hall on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. WTJX filmed video of the residence hall, including the sweeping view from the building’s rooftop, on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Resident assistant Krystie Webster, a junior elementary education student from Anguilla, provided WTJX cameraman Henrick Lockhart with a tour of student rooms and numerous common areas in the building which students occupied early this semester.

UVI West Hall Resident Assistant Krystie Webster with WTJX camerman Henrick Lockhart following their tour of the new West Hall residence.