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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. ix. No. 1.
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The m n of The Unv- oh in d
January 22, 2003 vol. ix, number 1

"Enchanting Empresses of UVI" to Compete for

Miss UVI Ambassadorial Title


Four lovely young ladies will
take to the stage on February 15,
showcasing talent, intellect and
beauty, in hopes of winning the
prestigious title of Miss University .-
of the Virgin Islands 2003. It will
be the first time that a Miss UVI
Ambassadorial Competition will be
held on St. Croix, making it a his-
toric event. This year's theme is
"Enchanting Empresses of UVI."
Competing for the title are
Michael Lake, Keischa Brooks,
Alba Harrigan and Demelza
Lawrence.
Lake, Brooks and Harrigan
are students at UVI's St. Thomas
campus. Lawrence attends UVI's
St. Croix campus.
SLake is a senior accounting
major and president of UVI's
graduating class of 2003. She is
also a resident assistant and ac- Miss UVIcontestants. Frc
counting tutor who plans to earn a tant number one, Michae
master's degree upon graduating two, Keischa Brooks; con
from UVI and eventually become Harrigan; contestant
a Certified Public Accountant. If Lawrence.
selected as Miss UVI, Lake plans
to be an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and domestic
violence awareness.
Brooks is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in
business management with a concentration in marketing. A
former member of UVI's Student Government Association,
Brooks is currently the president of the Debate Society. Upon
graduation in 2004, Brooks plans to obtain a law degree from
Howard University, with hopes of becoming a chief execu-
tive officer or entrepreneur in the fashion industry. If selected
as Miss UVI, she plans to serve as a positive role model for
students.
SHarrigan, a sophomore majoring in psychology, plans to
initially become an interior decorator, using her decorating
skills to create harmony in the home when she later becomes


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in marriage counseling and enrich-
ment. If selected as Miss UVI,
Harrigan plans to visit local schools
speaking on the importance of self
esteem.
Lawrence, a senior pursuing
a Bachelor of Arts degree in busi-
ness administration with a concen-
Stration in marketing, plans to work
for the Tourism Department mar-
keting the Virgin Islands. She also
plans to expand her family busi-
ness, Caribbean Cooling Co., mar-
keting thier services throughout the
Caribbean. Lawrence is a mem-
ber of the Sickle Cell Foundation
Parent Support Group of St. Croix.
If selected as Miss UVI,
Lawrence plans to promote UVI
and advocate on behalf of the stu-
dents.
front to back are contes- The contestants will be judged
Lake; contestant number in business wear, introduction, am-
estant number three, Alba bassadorial presentation, talent,
umber four, Demelza evening wear, question and an-
swer, and personal interview. The
personal interview will be con-
ducted prior to the competition.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition, hosted by the
St. Croix campus, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Island Center.
Tickets will be on sale at UVI Bookstores.





Jan. 23 Credit Report Seminar STX
Jan. 23 Safety Equipment Workshop STX
Jan. 25 Eddie Palmieri Concert STT






UVI Festival Troupe Wins First Place



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With a brilliant display of culture and creativity, UVI's
Festival Troupe won first place in the "Floupes less than 100"
division in the St. Croix Festival Adults Parade. The troupe's
theme, "From the School House to the Technology Park: Edu-
cating our Community Throughout Time for a Golden Future,"
depicted early Virgin Islands educators and transitioned to
cyberspace workers of the future.
President LaVerne Ragster congratulated faculty and
staff on the St. Croix campus for organizing an "absolutely
spectacular entry." President Ragster came down the pa-
rade route atop the float dressed as a "cane cutter," wearing
a cream-colored cotton shirt, straw hat and pants made from
crocus bags. The float was decorated partly as an old-time
school house and partly as portions of a technology park.
The troupe consisted of three costumed segments. In the
first segment were early school teachers dressed in sparkling
white ruffled blouses and bright madras skirts with matching
head wraps. The school teachers, who were all women, car-
red small white opened umbrellas. Fishermen and cane cut-
ters made up the second section. The men, who came up the
parade route pushing wheel barrows, wore straw hats, cream-
colored cotton shirts and pants made from crocus bags. The


women wore long, cream-colored cotton dresses and aprons
made from crocus bags. Their heads were wrapped with
madras cloth. The third segment represented cyberspace
workers. They wore white fitted long sleeve shirts, long pants
and white shoes. Some wore helmet-like head pieces.
The costumes were designed by Crucian historian and
fashion designer Wayne James. Each segment was meticu-
lously detailed with accessories from the particular time pe-
riod.

Afternoon on the Green 2003
Cooked Dishes Needed

The "Inaugural Kallaloo" will be held on March 9 at
the golf course on UVI's St. Thomas Campus. For
more information call the Office of Institutional
Advancement at 693-1040.

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