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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, May 17, 2024


Academic achievement was in the spotlight as the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus inducted students into the Golden Key National Honor Society and recognized those who have excelled in their fields of study at recent ceremonies in the campus cafeteria.
A total of 33 students were welcomed into Golden Key in the UVI chapter's 6th annual induction ceremony on Saturday, April 29. Inducted as honorary members were English professor Vincent O. Cooper, Social Sciences Division chair Ededet A. Iniama, UVI vice president for administration and finance Malcolm C. Kirwan, and Nana-Baby Children's Home director Louise Larcheveaux-Ali.
At the ceremony, two UVI students, senior Deborah Taylor and junior James Bernier Jr. received $500 scholarships funded by the Ford Foundation.
At the 36th annual Academic Awards Program on Sunday, April 30, the top-ranked students in each academic division were recognized, along with those who participated in the Freshman Mentoring and UVI Mentorship programs, and those invited to be listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
The Barnett Frank Class Awards for a male and a female student in each class went to seniors K'wasi Barnes and Sidris Phipps, juniors Loi'y Mustafa and Valencia Wilkinson, sophomores Richard Brazier and Celeste Mosher, and freshmen Kurt Williams and Nicole Kellum.
Also recognized were winners of the Boynes Scholarship (Zaida Castro), the Industrial Development Scholarship (Lynda Edmead, April Hurlston, Zoraida Martin, Tamisha Ottley, Cornel Phillip, Janelle Rossington and Johnathan Tucker), the Medical Air Services Scholarship (Fyama Wenner), the V.I. Rum Scholarship (Cira Burke, Jacqueline Leader, Mary Macedon, Diana Jackson and Diane Richardson), the Wheatley Scholarship (Pamela Clarke) and the William Koier Scholarship (Kerstin Petty).

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