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May 26, 2006, vol xii, number 5
'Hold Fast to Your Dreams' Graduates are Told
Left: Amber Roberts on the St. Croix
campus rejoices after receiving her
degree, a Bachelor ofArts in Business
Administration. Right: Students on
the St. Thomas campus turn their tas-
sels after their degrees were conferred.
Commencement ceremonies were held
on May 15 on the St. Thomas campus
and May 16 on the St. Croix campus.
The University of the Virgin Islands' 42nd Commencement
ceremonies were ones of historic proportions. UVI graduated its
first cohort of students in the Education Specialist in School Psy-
chology degree program the highest degree offered at UVI. It
was the largest graduating class in five years; and the first stu-
dent to earn dual Bachelor of Science degrees through a collabo-
ration program between UVI and Columbia University gradu-
"Validate your gifts and talents let them shine," keynote
speaker James Carmichael Renick, Ph.D., told the graduates.
He said that while challenges lay ahead, the graduates owe it to
themselves to do all they can to reach their highest potential.
His words were echoed by St. Thomas campus commence-
ment speaker Dawn Grell.
"How deep is you dream?" Grell asked. "How big is your
dream? Hold fast to your dreams," she said telling the class that
they are the community's next leaders.
In all, UVI conferred 353 degrees on both campuses.
Second Annual Celebrity Golf to Take Swing on St. Croix
With a slew of ce-
lebrities, the gorgeous
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Course and Club
Celebrity GDlf Classic House and the gener-
___ ous support of the com-
munity, organizers are
hoping to top the 2005 debut tournament with this year's Foun-
dation for the University of the Virgin Islands 2nd Annual Ce-
lebrity Golf Classic.
The Celebrity Golf Classic will be held from June 8-11, at
the Buccaneer Hotel and the Carambola Golf Course and
Club House on St. Croix. More than 20 actors, professional
athletes and TV personalities will participate.
The list includes: Andia Winslow who is creating a stir in
the sport of golf, this year becoming the first African Ameri-
can to play in an LPGA Tour event in five years and the first
African American to play golf in the Ivy League; NBA At-
lanta Hawks' Joe Johnson and Salim Stoudimire; and actress
on "That 70's Show" and original Charlie's Angel Tanya Rob-
"Last year we came together in an enjoyable environ-
ment to bring about awareness of the Foundation for the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands, all the while raising money for
this foundation, which ultimately supports major UVI projects
and scholarships," said Joseph B. Boschulte. "The second
time around we are hoping for continued support and even
greater success," continued Boschulte, UVI's vice president
See Celebrity Golf on next page
"Distant Voices" play STT
"The Sound of Music" STT
Leadership World Forum STT
Memorial Day UVI Closed
ADA Compliance Seminar STT
Celebrity Golf Tournament STX
Relay for Life STT
Left: The boys section of UVI 4-H Troupe perform in the Lionel Roberts Stadium at the Carnival 2006 Children Parade. Center:
Junior Queen of the Band Sundara Martinez, also of UVI s 4-H Troupe, bounces up the parade route. Right: A UVI student revels up
the parade route in the UVIAdult's Parade entry.
Celebrity Golf Continued
for Institutional Advancement. Boschulte's component orga-
nizes the event.
Boschulte said a highlight of the four-day event is the
youth clinics, which are scheduled for June 9, on the grounds
of UVI's St. Croix campus and the Carambola Golf Course.
"Clearly we want the youth of St. Croix to take advantage of
this opportunity to get playing and life tips from current and
former NFL and NBA players," he said.
Actual tournament play is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on June
10, at the Carambola Golf Course and Club House. Individual
golfers will team up with celebrities for the golf scramble.
Boschulte urges golfers throughout the territory to participate.
Early sign-up for golfers is $115 and on-site registration is
Donor Partnership Packages are also available. They
range from $600 to $15,000 and include, among other things,
name and logo recognition, tickets to related special events,
tickets to the tournament golf play and gift bags.
The presenting donors of the Foundation for the Univer-
sity of the Virgin Islands 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic
are the ICC Prosser Foundation and Innovative Communica-
For more information, to register for the Celebrity Golf
Classic, or to become a sponsor, call the UVI Office of Insti-
tutional Advancement at 693-1040. Registration forms and
the complete Celebrity Golf Classic package are available on
the UVI website at www.uvi.edu.
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