SPECIALIZING IN FUTURES
Th motl nesete of Th Uiesit of th Vigi Island
April 23, 2010 vol xvi, number 4
Bartlette is UVI's Longest-Serving Employee
Inez Bartlette has been em-
ployed at the University of the
Virgin Islands since the fledg-
ling institution was just six years
old. This year the purchasing
technician set a record, becom-
ing the longest-serving employ-
ee in the history of UVI for her
40 years of service to the Uni-
To say that Bartlette has
grown with the University is an
understatement. Bartlette be-
gan her career at UVI as a stu-
dent worker when she was just a
teenager. Her first full-time em-
ployment was as a clerk typist in
the Accounting Department.
"Thank you guys for loving
me, caring for me even those
Above, Inez Bartlette, is congratulated for her 40 yea
of service to UVI by Vice President for Administratio
and Finance Vincent Samuel, left and President Dr Di
vid Hill, right. (/. I / Mingo, right, is the St. Thom,
campus Employee of the Year and Jose Herrera is the S
Croix campus Employee of the Year.
who don't like me that much,
it doesn't really matter I gave
UVI 40 years," Bartlette said in
emotion-filled remarks. Bartlette
has served under all ofUVI's five
presidents and said she is pleased
with the institution's growth. "As
I leave the University I would
like to see us return to the days
of camaraderie, the days where
r we had everyone looking out for
each other," she said. "It's not
b the St. Thomas campus. It's not
the St. Croix campus. It's a UVI
Familyy" she said.
S Bartlette was honored with
s other employees and retirees at
t. UVI's Annual Service Awards.
Ceremonies were held on April
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Joneisa Smith is Crowned Miss UVI
Royette Carriere took the Best Evening Wear award.
Turney and Carriere are St. Croix campus students. The
contestants performed in five categories and participated
in pre-pageant interviews.
The pageant's theme was "Collective Aspirations ...
Colossal Achievements." It was sponsored by the Queen's
Committee of the Student Government Association on
the St. Thomas campus.
The newly crowned Miss UVI Joneisa Smith, second from left, is
flanked by contestant Royette Carriere, at left, former Miss UVI
Carice Glasgow, and contestant Indira Turney, at right.
Junior marketing major Joneisa Smith was crowned
Miss UVI in the University's 3 0th Annual Ambassadorial
Pageant on Saturday, April 3, at the Reichhold Center for
the Arts. Smith, a St. Thomas campus student, also won
the evening's Miss Popularity, Best Talent, Best Business
Wear/Interview and Best Ambassadorial Presentation
Indira Turney received the Miss Intellect award, while
Ambrose Wins Student Award
St. Thomas campus student Derron
SAmbrose has impressed his supervisor
Dr. Donald Drost so much that Dr.
Drost believes Ambrose can teach in-
troductory science courses. Ambrose, a
SScience 100 peer instructor in the Col-
DerronAmbrose lege of Science and Mathematics, won
the St. Thomas campus Student Em-
ployee of the Year award at the Student Employee Ap-
preciation Awards ceremony held on April 15.
"All I can say is about two weeks ago I said to Der-
ron, 'you're doing such a good job, how about you teach
this course next semester,'" Dr. Drost said after Ambrose
was announced winner. "Thank you for making me look
good," he added. Students were judged on reliability, ini-
tiative, quality of work, disposition and contribution to
Service Awards Continued
13, on the St. Croix campus and April 16, on the St.
Thomas campus. UVI recognizes employees in five-year
intervals for their service.
Other long-time employees who were honored on
the St. Thomas campus include Purchasing Special-
ist Valderie Abramsen, Director of the Eastern Carib-
bean Center Dr. Frank Mills and Nursing Professor Dr.
Maxine Nunez for 35 years of service each. Mathematics
Professor Dr. Ram Prakash Gupta, Accounting Techni-
cian Janice Henley and Access and Enrollment Program
Assistant Barbara Todman were honored for 30 years of
On the St. Croix campus long-time employees include
Economics Professor Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson
and Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Dr.
Alan Lewit, who were honored for 30 years of service each.
A member of The Fil-
lipino Group performs
at the Cultural Ex-
travaganza held at the
UVI St. Croix campus
Cafetorium on March
28. It was a 1,.77 s i
colorful cavalcade of
music, dance, poetry
and storytelli.g that
showcased the history
and heritage of the cul-
tures that make up the
U. S. Virgin Islands. It
was also thefinal event
that celebrated the inauguration of UVI'sfifth President Dr
David H.ll. More than 500 people attended.
As usual a highlight of the ceremonies was the an-
nouncement of the Employee of the Year award. On the
St. Croix campus Jose Herrera was named Employee of
the Year. Herrera is an agricultural aide in the Agricul-
tural Experimental Station. On the St. Thomas campus
Cheryl Mingo was named Employee of the Year. M/ingo
is a program specialist in Access and Enrollment Office.
She was also honored for 20 years of service.
Vincent Samuel, UVI's vice president for Adminis-
tration and Finance, said honorees should feel proud of
their milestones. "This is an extraordinary place," he said
of UVI. "This is truly a place where dreams are made."
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