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Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 6.
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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 6.
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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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June 25, 2004 vol x, number 6

"The World is Your Oyster" Graduates are Told

The small size of
the Virgin Islands has
no bearing on the
greatness that can be
accomplished by its
people. That was the
message commence-
ment keynote speaker
Dr. Len Ishmael deliv-
ered to the 338 gradu-
ates of the University
of the Virgin Islands at Students on the St. Thorn
commencement cer- campus, celebrate at the
emonies held on both students await their degr
islands. Dr. Ishmael,
director general of the Organisation of
Eastern Caribbean States, told the
graduates that they can have an im-
pact on the entire world, despite com-
ing from a small territory.
"The notion of smallness is a fea-
ture of everyday life," said Dr.
Ishmael. She reminded graduates that
while they go on to conquer the world,
they can still be of value to the Caribbean region.

as campus, le
respective con

"Talent that flies away
is no longer lost," she said,
explaining that globalization
and technology allow West
Indians to remain connected
to their home no matter
where they go.
"The opportunity to con-
tribute to the world around
is boundless," Dr. Ishmael
said. "Where you live no
ft, and students on the St. Croix longer has to be where you
mmencement ceremonies. Below, work."
"For this generation of
graduates, the world is your
oyster as never before."
Wilma Espinosa was the class
speaker of the St. Thomas campus
ceremony held on May 22 at the Sports
and Fitness Center. Rainy weather
forced the May 23 ceremony to be held
at the St. Croix Educational Complex.
Jonell Johnson was the class speaker
on the St. Croix campus.
The first group of graduates from the recently established
Associate ofApplied Science process technology degree pro-
gram on the St. Croix campus is now employed by
HOVENSA, which collaborated with UVI to offer the pro-
On the St. Thomas campus, 18 of the 29 Master of Arts
in Education degrees were conferred upon students in the
British Virgin Islands who participated in the collaboration pro-
gram between UVI and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community Col-
lege on Tortola.

June 26 Relay for Life STT
July 2 Emancipation Day Observed
July 5 Independence Day Observed
July 19-23 Annual CFCS Meeting STJ

Students at the Summer Institute for Future Global Lead-
ers in the Caribbean listen as a colleague presents his
leadership prospectus. The intense two-week institute
hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands aims to pre-
pare university juniors, seniors and first-year graduates
for global leadership roles. The annual institute, held in
May, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year

Ceremony Honors Outstanding Small Business Owners
It was 1995
St. Thomas/St. John Award Recipients during the af-

Ulysess and Ulric Pilgrim of Pilgrim's Terrace Dr. Alex
Randall, a new
SBDC Citizen Award: V.L. CommunityAdvocate of the Year resident to the
Dr. Alexander "Alex" RandallV territory, was
The Blakes accept thier "Small Business Per- territory, was
SBDC Corporate V.L. Advocate of the Year sons of the Year" award listening to
WSTA Radio
Virgin Islands Economic Development Authoritwhen he heard the then V.I. Governor Roy Schneider say, "Job
FirstBank VI. lost everything but not his faith." Upon hearing that, Dr. Randall
SBA Small Business Persons of the Year headed down to the station and asked owner "Addie" Ottley for
Allison and Beverly Petrus ajob. He was hired on the spot and told to take the microphone,
go on the air and say something positive, something people wanted
SBAV.I. Bank of the Year to hear. That was the birth of the "Good News" on WSTA.
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Dr. Randall, who still does the "Good News," focuses on
what is going right in the community. He was honored by the
St. Croix Award Recipients University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development
Center at the SBDC and U.S. Small Business Administration
SBDC Small Business Persons of the Year 2004 National Small Business WeekAwards Program. Dr. Randall
Gertrude Gumbs of Gertrude's Restaurant received the SBDC's Citizen Award for being the VI. Commu-
Elsworth Jones of Two Plus Two Night Club and Restaurant, Inc. nity Advocate of the Year. Dr. Randall said his mission is to
nity Advocate of the Year. Dr. Randall said his mission is to
Beatrice Ramos of Wild Orchid Gift and Flowers
emphasize "what's going right and how do we make more of it
SBDC Business Advocate of the Year happen." The Citizen's Award is anew recognition that the SBDC
Angela East Weber, professional keynote and motivational speaker plans to continue annually.
Other award recipients included small business owners. "We
SBDC Entrepreneurial Success take pride in having a little to do with the success of these entre-
Michelle Pugh of Dive Experience preneurs," SBDC Director Warren Bush said at the ceremony.
Ceremonies on St. Thomas and St. Croix were held in May.
SBA Small Business Persons of the Year
Anton and Kelly Kuipers of Frederiksted Hotel
Sa :UVI is a production of the UVI Public Relations
SBA Bank of the Year Office. Contactus by telephone at (340) 693-1056
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico FAX: (340) 693-1055

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