UVI: still making an impact
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Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 3.
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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 3.
Series Title: Dateline : UVI
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Language: English
Creator: University of the Virgin Islands.
Affiliation: University of the Virgin Islands
Publisher: University of the Virgin Islands.
Publication Date: 12/26/2004
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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Volume ID: VID00036
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March 30, 2004 vol x, number 3

UVI: Still Making an Impact 42 Years Later

It was 42 years ago that a group of
Virgin Islanders signed the charter to es-
tablish a college in the Virgin Islands and
"the territory has not been the same since
that day," said UVI President Dr. LaVerne
Ragster at the official Charter Day cer-
emony held on March 16 to celebrate the
University's anniversary.
"I'm standing before you today with a
feeling of great joy and a sense of
awe," Dr. Ragster said as she
chronicled the history of the then Col-
lege of the Virgin Islands which is now
the University of the Virgin Islands.
While her predecessors focused on
attaining accreditation, developing pro-
grams and building facilities, President
Ragster said that UVI's new mantra
for the next century is strategic plan-
ning. The University will be more fo-
cused on its impact and how close it
comes to meeting goals. Some of those
goals include administrative efficiency,
developing approaches to meeting fi-
nancial needs and becoming a mature
learning establishment.
"Our responsibilities continue to be
great," Dr. Ragster told the audience
gathered at the Chase Auditorium on
the St. Thomas campus and the Evans
Center The- Top: Dr. Alfred O. Heath
ater on the St. Bennie and Martha Benj
Croix campus, Forum was established th
"and the pay- Raymond Lutz crosses the
off is abso- Dr. LaVerne Ragster cuts t

lutely outstanding."
That pay-off has already and continues
to have an effect on the territory. UVI has
graduated 5,700 students and has, in some
way or another, touched the lives of most.
"How long does it take to be good, do good
and make an impact" Dr. Eustace Esdaille,
a UVI Business Division Chairman and pre-
senter asked at the ceremony. "It doesn't
take too long at all," he answered, not-
ing that UVI, still in its infancy com-
pared to other universities, has had a
great impact on the people of the Virgin
Other Charter Week events in-
cluded Afternoon on the Green, a Nurs-
ing lecture featuring retired nurse Laura
Moorhead White, a colloquium, a stu-
dent debate, a film screening and a 5K
walk/run. The Alfred O. Heath Distin-
guished Speakers Forum was estab-
lished this year in honor of the long-time
UVI supporter. It featured a lecture by
the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, a
founding member of the Congressional
Black Caucus. The new informational
kiosk on the St. Thomas campus was
also unveiled during Charter Week.
President Ragster urged everyone
to continue working together to help
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March30-April3 Humanities Festival STTSTX April 3 UVI Day at Sunny Isle STX
March 30 ADA Workshop STT April 4 Golden Key Induction STT
April 2 Career Day STT April 4 CPA Exam Seminar STT
April 3 Alumni Walk-a-Thon STT April 16-19 Little Theater Play STT

Afternoon on the Green Fun
People turned out in droves to attend UV7's annual Afternoon on the Green, despite
sporadic rain that saturated the ground at the Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Clock-
wise, the marine touching pool was a big attraction with children; Peas Soup, a band
made up ofstudents, had attendees swaying to their music; St. Croix campus Student
Activities Supervisor Clint Ferris serves up homemade ice cream; Cherilyn Browne, a
member of the UVI Institutional Advancement staff dishes up a treat.

Energy Scholarship Established at UVI

In the next three years a lucky UVI student will have the
opportunity to attend a U.S. Department of Energy Labora-
tory for one semester of study courtesy of the Vincent D.
George Scholarship, established at UVI during Virgin Islands
Energy Week. The endowed scholarship is named in honor of
a deceased Energy Office employee who was an ardent sup-
porter of energy conservation education.
At a ceremony held on March 12, officials from the Plan-
ning and Natural Resources Department Energy Office pre-
sented UVI President Dr. LaVere Ragster with a $15,000
check as the first installment of a $40,000 endowed scholar-
ship. Of the $15,000, $10,000 was donated by the Energy
Office and $5,000 by an anonymous donor. The Energy Of-
fice will make annual contributions to the fund over the next
10 years.

UVI President Dr LaVerne Ragster left, poses with Virginia and
Reginald George, the parents of VincentD. George; UVI Vice Presi-
dent for Instutional Advancement Joseph Boschulte; VI. Energy
Office Director Victor Somme III; and DPNR Executive Assistant
Commissioner Claudette Lewis.

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