University of The Bahamas To Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni  In Third Year of University Charter

University of The Bahamas To Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni In Third Year of University Charter

7th November 2019

 

Nassau, BAHAMAS – Three years after its charter, University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to honour the spirit of excellence, resilience and ingenuity that distinguishes its alumni body. On Thursday, 14th November, the institution will pay homage to eight of its alumni luminaries, among them three faculty and staff.

Class of 1979 graduates, certified forensic accountant Dr. John Bain and Director of Employee and Industrial Relations at UB Ms. Wendyi Poitier will be inducted into the UB Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame.  Class of 1989 alum, Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Halson Moultrie and Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at Nassau Airport Development Company Mr. Kevin McDonald will be honoured with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Receiving the Trailblazer Award will be class of 1999 graduates and UB faculty, Dr. Erecia Hepburn, Chair of Chemistry, Environmental and Life Sciences and Social Sciences Professor Dr. Christopher Curry. Class of 2009 graduates, attorney Ms. Ashley Carroll-Evans and writer and visual artist Mr. Bernard Petit-Homme will be recognized as Emerging Leaders.

“UB alumni are making outstanding contributions nationally and internationally and they are diverse, from CEOs and captains of industries to artists and entrepreneurs so it is only fitting that we celebrate and honour them,” said Director of Alumni Affairs Mr. Elvardo Thompson. “We are recognizing their leadership and service to the University, their significant accomplishments professionally and personally, and their distinguished volunteerism and philanthropy.”

The alumni gala is not only about formal recognitions. Scheduled to be held during the month which marks the third anniversary of UB’s charter, it has also become a critical means of nurturing connections with former students and meaningfully engaging them in the life of their alma mater.

“The University is seeking to build traditions and develop a culture of honour and comradery among alumni through this prestigious annual event. It is also our goal through this event to strengthen our relationship with alumni, to create excitement and increase pride. We hope that many of our alumni will attend this event to support their fellow classmates. UB has a distinguished legacy and we also want to honour that.”

The Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards will feature fine dining, entertainment and a raffle.

With the passage of the University of The Bahamas Act, 2016, alumni of the institution include UB grads as well as former students of The Bahamas Teachers’ College, San Salvador Teachers’ College, C.R. Walker Technical College, the sixth form programme of the Government High School and the Bahamas Hotel Tourism and Training Centre.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards are available at UB’s Chapter One Bookstore and the Alumni Affairs Office located on 2nd Floor of the Michael H. Eldon Complex. For more information contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (242) 302-4303 or (242) 397-2663, or email ubalumni@ub.edu.bs.

Office of University Relations
University of The Bahamas
2nd Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4355/4354/4366

 

Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programmes, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world. For more information, visit www.ub.edu.bs.