June 28, 2006, vol xii, number 6
FUVI Classic Draws Celebrities, Golfers, Youth
The Foundation for the Univ
(FUVI) hosted its second annual
June 8-11, at the Carambola Golf
75 golfers teamed with 25 celebrity
The weekend included youth
clinics in basketball, football and
golf, which drew 60 St. Croix
youngsters. Andia Winslow con-
ducted the golf clinic, with Tim W
headlining the football clinic and
Stoudamire leading the football ses
reception, press conference, casino
rounded out the weekend.
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John J. Sokolski
University of the fr-
gin Islands Second
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photo on Saturday,
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n rg Ia, r i s18th hole at the
ebrity Golf Classic Club on St. Croix.
ersity of the Virgin Islands FUVI Board Chairman and UVI Vice President for In-
Celebrity Golf Classic on stitutional Advancement Joseph B. Boschulte hailed the Classic.
Course on St. Croix. Some "Our supporters truly endorsed the event this year, moving us
es from the worlds of sports to record highs in the number of donors and contributions
raised." Despite this year's suc-
A slide show and list of celebrity participants and donorsai
cess, Boschulte noted the chal-
at the Second Annual FUV Celebrity Golf Classic are cess, Boschulte noted the chal-
featured on the UVI web site lenges continue. "Our work is far
http://www.uvi.edu from done. I received a great deal
of feedback from the event. We
alton and Robert Porcher III are going to work to make the 2007 FUVI Celebrity Golf
Maurice Lucas and Salim Classic even better," he said.
ssion. A Government House Mitchell Neaves, UVI's director ofAnnual Giving, called
io night and celebrity party the Golf Classic an enormous success for UVI and the Virgin
Islands. "The planning committee, as well as our staff and
VI H R Posts alumni on St. Croix, did an outstanding job," Neaves said.
"We needed a ton of help and the UVI community came
through when we needed them."
has been appointed
director at the Uni-
versity ofthe Virgin
Islands and Yvonne
Lawrence has as-
sumed the position .
of assistant Human
They will be responsible for the management of the Hu-
man Resources Department for UVI's St. Thomas and St.
June29 Alumni Reception STX
July2 Mango Melee STX
July 3-4 UVI Closed STT/STX
Emancipation Day/Independence Day
July 7-9 Oliver Samuels Play STX/STT
July 28 Summer Session II Ends STT/STX
On hand for the recent donation of $25, 000 to UVIfrom VI. Rum Industries, Ltd. were, from
left, UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster UVI Vice Presidentfor InstitutionalAdvancement
Joseph B. Boschulte, VI. Rum President Donald C. Nelthropp, VI. Rum Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer Marvin Pickering and Director/Park Director of the VI. Economic
Development Authority Francois Dominique. The donation is exclusive of Cruzan Rum 's
endowment to the Knud Oliver Parris scholarship fund.
Spring 2006 a Busy Time for UVI
The University was featured as the Tom Joyner
HBCU for the Month of May, appearing on the radio
host's May 12 Sky Show. UVI's Tom Joyner School of the
Month Campaign surpassed its goal of $150,000, raising
$242,000 for scholarships. The Tom Joyner Foundation
provides matching funds to the schools it selects to partici-
An international group of 45 undergraduate and first-
year graduate students focused on the impact that technol-
ogy, commerce and communications are having on the
Caribbean at UVI's Summer Institute for Future Global
Half a Million
On June 12, the donation of
$25,000 brought the total
amount that VI. Rum Industries
has given to UVI over the past
20 years to $500,000.
"Cruzan Rum is once again
pleased to be making this con-
tribution to ... enable our stu-
dents to obtain a quality college
education right here in the Vir-
gin Islands," said V.I. Rum's Se-
nior V.P. and Chief Financial
Officer Marvin Pickering (UVI
Leaders, held May 17-31 on the St. Thomas campus.
UVI alumni (St. Thomas/St. John Chapter) honored
nurses Mariga Rosetta Fleming, Rona E. Hodge-Lake, Ruth
Monica Leonard, Cynthia Brown Stapleton and Ophelia
Powell Torres at a breakfast on June 3.
UVI updated the V.I. public on its Strategic Plan
VISION 2012 at Town Hall Meetings on St. Croix, St.
Thomas and St. John on June 12, 14 and 15, respectively.
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