Miss UVI Captures The Crown of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Pageant


SAMECA HENDRICKSON | ST THOMAS –  After competing in poise, talent, image, and personal/private interview, Elisa M. Thomas, Miss UVI 2014-2015, captured the prestigious title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Pageant. Thomas vied for title among 29 other HBCU royalty in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24-28.

University faculty and staff, students and well wishers greatly applaud Thomas on her a job well done!

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Miss UVI Wins Crown at NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Competition


ST. CROIX — Miss UVI 2014-2015, Elisa Thomas, took home the crown Saturday at the 29th annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens Competition.

The competition was held September 24-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. Prizes for the winner included a crown, sash, bouquet of roses, plaque, and a scholarship award of $5,000.00.

Thomas competed against 29 college queens from Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU) around the country and also won the “Hats and Heels Segment” of the competition. Continue reading Miss UVI Wins Crown at NBCA Hall of Fame Queens Competition

21st Annual UVI Alumni Phonation


SAMECA HENDRICKSON | ST THOMAS – With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, the staff of the Office of Institutional Advancement is pressing forward to meet and exceed their participation rate goal of 52%

Each year the staff along with volunteers make an effort to contact alumni and friends of the university and urge them to follow through with pledges they previously made. Continue reading 21st Annual UVI Alumni Phonation

St. Croix SGA Officers Installation Ceremony Set for Sept. 25


ST. CROIX –The University Community is cordially invited to the installation ceremonies for officers in the Student Government Association (SGA) on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. The activity takes place on the 100 level courtyard of the Melvin Evans Center.

This year’s St. Croix SGA theme is “SGA NICE” (Newly Inspired Committed to Excellence). They will serve UVI and its student body during the 2014-2015 academic year. During the installation, the new officers will publicly pledge to conduct themselves in a professional manner as student leaders at UVI and to develop standards of professionalism for themselves and their fellow students.

For more information please contact SGA President Sophia Johnson at (340) 227-9449 or via email at sgastx@uvi.edu or contact SGA Advisor Hedda Finch-Simpson at (340) 692-4228 or via email at hfinch@uvi.edu.

Medical school slated for St. Thomas, Eco Park headed to St. Croix


ST. CROIX – In a special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees held on Sept. 11, the Board received updates on the proposed UVI School of Medicine and Eco Industrial Park.

Board Chairman Henry Smock began the meeting with a moment of silence in tribute to the victims and heroes of the 2001 Sept. 11, attacks on the United States. Smock then presented UVI President Dr. David Hall with the legal documents that deeded a gift of 65 acres of land in Estate Sorgenfri on St. Thomas from a local family to the university.

Dr. Hall publically thanked the family, noting that a formal ceremony will be held shortly to honor family members. Smock then moved the meeting into executive session to receive the updates.

Following the lengthy closed-door session, UVI President Dr. David Hall noted that Smock wanted to involve stakeholders in thoughtful discussion about the direction of the school of medicine – particularly the location of the school’s facilities, according to UVI’s news release. As such, Smock had invited senators to join the executive session, six of whom attended, according to UVI. Dr. Hall said that both he and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, interim dean of the School of Medicine, made presentations.
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