21 honorary degrees will be awarded at the 2015 graduation ceremonies of The University of the West Indies
21 honorary degrees will be awarded at the 2015 graduation ceremonies of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The 21 individuals to be conferred comprise four at the Cave Hill Campus, seven at the Mona Campus, two at the Open Campus, and eight at the St. Augustine Campus.
The following awardees will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of their stellar contributions to Caribbean development:
UWI CAVE HILL, BARBADOS
Mr Stephen D. R. McNamara LLD
Sir David A. C. Simmons, KA, BCH, QC, LLM LLD
UWI MONA, JAMAICA
Dr Lloyd Barnett, OJ LLD
Hugh Hart, OJ LLD
Mrs Alfarita “Rita” Marley, OD DLitt
Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris DLitt
Professor Emeritus Sir Geoff Palmer, OBE, PhD, DSc, FRSM DSc
Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, OJ LLD
UWI OPEN CAMPUS
Mr David Samuel Brandt LLD
Ambassador A. Missouri Sherman-Peter LLD
UWI ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Mr Gérard A. Besson, HBM DLitt
Mr Hollis R. Charles DSc
Justice Ralph Narine LLD
Mrs Jean Angela Permanand LLD
Mr Rajkumar “Krishna” Persad, NKR, HBM DLitt
Mr David Rudder DLitt
Mr A. Norman Sabga LLD
Dr Marjorie Thorpe DLitt
At The UWI’s Annual Business Meeting held in April, The University Council accepted the recommendation to award honorary degrees to the 21 individuals for their outstanding achievements and service to the region in their respective fields. The UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne will confer the degrees at UWI graduation exercises during the months of October and November 2015. As is customary, one of the honorary graduands will address the audience at each of the ceremonies.
The Open Campus will be the first of the four campuses to host its graduation ceremony on Saturday, October 10. At the Cave Hill Campus, the ceremony takes place on October 17; followed by the St Augustine Campus ceremonies from October 22 to 24; and the Mona Campus graduation ceremonies from October 30-31.
Campus Marketing & Communications Offices will provide, more information on the speakers, dates, times and other campus specific, graduation related activities in due course.