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UVI Bulletin Board for February

Executive Director RTPark Will Move to Private Sector While Retaining Link with UVI The Board of Directors of the RTPark Corporation has announced that Dr. Gillian Marcelle, the current executive director, whose three-year term ended on Dec. 31, 2017, will not accept the offer to renew her contract for another three-year term. The RTPark is a specialist economic development agency, which is an autonomous component unit of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, operating under policy guidance from the University of the Virgin Islands.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Edward Thomas thanked Dr. Marcelle for steering the agency through its RTPark 2.0 strategy, one that resulted in significant growth, commercial success and stabilization. He said that she provided exactly the type of leadership required at a particular time in the life of the program. 

Dr. Marcelle thanked the board for the support she received over her term, indicating that after reflecting upon what would be best for her career and family, she decided to move in a new direction. She will be increasing her focus on private sector opportunities and, therefore, is no longer available for a full-time position leading the agency. 

The board will lead a national search working with professional bodies and other experts to identify a successor. The incoming executive director will have a strong foundation on which to build; a network consisting of more than 50 active clients, up from 27 in 2014; streamlined application processes; strengthened compliance systems; and a reputation of being a business-friendly and responsive economic development agency. 

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The Office of Dean of Students – St. Croix Invites you to Attend Black History Month Talk: “Vicarious Experiences” The University of the Virgin Islands’ Office of the Dean of Students invites interested UVI students, faculty and staff to attend a Black History Month Talk: “Vicarious Experiences.”   

This event will be held from 11a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Evans Center Theater (EVC 401) at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.  This lecture features guest speaker Marcel Galiber II. 

Marcel L. Galiber II is a native son of St. Croix and an aspiring public speaker. He is a Roanoke College graduate who holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and music.  He is currently employed as a teacher of Spanish at the St. Joseph Catholic High School on St. Croix. 

In addition to language and the arts, he spends much of his time studying the answers people have given to life’s most basic questions. Why are we here? What are we supposed to do while we are here? How exactly does one do something with their life? Is there a point to doing something with your life?  

For more information, contact Keyra Moolenaar at 692-4002 or

Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program Registration is Now Open Applications for the four-week, marine science-based Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program are now available. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Students in grades 11-12, undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to apply to be a mentor.

Log on to and register today.

For additional information contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or send an email to

UVI Faculty and Professional Staff Urged to Order Commencement Regalia The UVI Commencement Committee is preparing for the 2018 commencement ceremony, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas Campus.

The UVI St. Thomas Campus Bookstore staff will begin accepting regalia orders beginning on Monday, Jan. 29, and will continue to do so until Thursday, March 1. 

Be advised that late orders after March 1 are difficult to satisfy and cannot be guaranteed. Fees will be incurred for those needing this service.

Feel free to stop by the Bookstore or contact Mr. Taylor at or call 693-1560.

The Student Government Association Accepting Applications for Mr. & Mrs. Charter Day The Student Government Association (SGA) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix is seeking candidates for the premier of Mr. & Mrs. Charter Day. The contest is open to students, staff, and faculty.

The contestants will serve as ambassadors for the university by informing the community of the institution’s history and significance. This event will allow male and female contestants to develop leadership skills, confidence and networking skills.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 9.

Applications are available and can be picked up at the Student Government Association Office on St. Croix.

For more information, contact Student Government Association (SGA) at or at 692-4191 or Reba Dickson at

Save the Date for the Annual Afternoon on the Green 2018 Save the Date for the 29th annual Afternoon on the Green, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

The Afternoon on the Green is UVI’s annual “friend raiser,” where the community comes together for live music, delicious food and family fun. This year’s theme is “Relief and Recovery on the Green for 2018.”

Mark your calendars for Afternoon on the Green 2018 on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus.

For more information, call the Institutional Advancement Office at 693-1040.

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