Third golf classic is "the most...
 UVI celebrates 35 years as a land-grant...

Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xiii. no. 7.
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Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xiii. no. 7.
Series Title: Dateline : UVI
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: University of the Virgin Islands.
Affiliation: University of the Virgin Islands
Publisher: University of the Virgin Islands.
Publication Date: 12/26/2007
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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Table of Contents
    Third golf classic is "the most productive" - Mango mania fulfills
        Page 1
    UVI celebrates 35 years as a land-grant institution
        Page 2
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i~. UVI

July 27, 2007, volxiii, number 7

Third Golf Classic is 'The Most Productive'

Left to right: NFL New York Giants'
James Butler attempts a putt be-
low the F-150 pick up truck par-
ticipants had a chance to win;
Donna Richardson Joyner pauses
for a laugh; Brian White of 'Stomp
the Yard'greets a fan at the VIP
reception; and a youngster goes
for a lay-up as Kurt Thomas, who
recentlyplayedfor the NBA s Phoe-
nix Suns, looks on during the bas-
ketball clinic.

Decked out in pink pants and a white top Donna Richardson
Joyner was on the green at the Carambola Golf Course and
Club House taking her golf game seriously. And she wasn't
the only one. A 2007 Ford 150 pick up truck was on the line.
So were bragging rights.
The Third Annual Foundation for the University of the
Virgin Islands Celebrity Golf Classic proved to be the most
competitive to date. For the first time a pairing party was
held, setting the tone for a competitive tournament. Each team
was led by a celebrity guest. At the pairing party, where par-
ticipants were grouped into teams of four, each team pre-
dicted its victory. In the end it was the celebrity who was
perhaps the most humble about his game, that led his team to
take first place. Atlanta Falcons safety J.R. Reed led his team
of Fain Jackson, Patrick Jeffers and Hendrith Smith to the

coveted win. However, no one was able to nail a hole-in-one
at the 17th hole to win the Ford 150 truck.
J.R. Reed and fitness guru Richardson Joynerjoined more
than 20 other celebrities from the sports and entertainment
fields who converged on St. Croix to help raise money for the
Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands. The seven-
hour tournament also had a record number of participants.
"The participation this year has been tremendous," said
Joseph B. Boschulte, UVI's Vice President for Institutional
Advancement. "We had a record number of golfers and a
record number of celebrities and we anticipate that this year
will be the most productive in terms of money raised in sup-
port of the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands.
See Golf Classic on next page

Mango Mania Fulfills

A young man competes in
the( h. /,. ,'Mango Eat-
ing competition.

In the scorching sun of the first
day of July, the island's largest
summer festival got underway.
The Mango Melee and Tropi-
cal Fruit Festival on St. Croix
drew hundreds of people to
see, smell, touch and taste all
things mango. While mangoes
were the main attraction, ba-
nana and plantain were also
featured at the annual event
held at the St. George Botani-
cal Gardens. This year the

Mango Eating Contest, the most popular, was divided in two -
one for adults and one for children. The University of the
Virgin Islands is a sponsor of Mango Melee.

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August 11 Illustrator Workshop STT
August 13-17 New Student Orientation STT/STX
August 16 Fall Convocation STT/STX
August 17 Faculty Convocation STT/STX
August 20 Classes Begin STT/STX
August 27 NOVA Film STX

UVI Celebrates 35 Years as a Land-Grant Institution

In 1972, federal legislation con-
ferred land grant status to the then
College of the Virgin Islands estab-
lishing the Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice (CES) and Agricultural Experi-
ment Station (AES), and granting $3
million to the institution's endowment.
Both programs provide extensive com-
munity service. On July 13, the com-
munity celebrated with the University
of the Virgin Islands 35 years of be-
ing a land-grant institution. UVI, VI. Government a
"I have firsthand witnessed the cate a sandbox tree th
transformation of our farmers, our cli- Croix campus in i..... ,
entele," said Dr. Louis Petersen, com- versary as a land-gran
missioner of the V.I. Agriculture De-
partment and former long-time director of CES. "After 35
years we are still here. We are still here for a reason," he


Golf Classic Continued
New partnerships were established, all in support of the Foun-
dation and the University of the Virgin Islands' VISION 2012
While the tournament is the main event of the four-day
Celebrity Golf Classic Weekend on St. Croix, an important
part of the weekend activities is the Youth Sports Clinics. More
than 100 children ages 9-15 joined professional athletes for
drills in golf, basketball and football at the clinics.
The basketball clinic was led by Kurt Thomas who most
recently played for the NBA's Phoenix Suns along with re-
tired NBA players Norman Nixon, Steffond Johnson and
Randy Smith.
J.R. Reed, James Butler of the New York Giants, Jason
Campbell of the Washington Redskins and Peerless Price of
the Buffalo Bills led the football clinic with help from retired

said, issuing a challenge to UVI to
continue on the path to improvement.
Some of the programs offered by
CES include Agriculture and Natural
Resources, and 4-H and Consumer
Sciences. AES programs include Ani-
mal Science, Agronomy, Aquaculture,
Biotechnology, Agroforestry, Horticul-
ture and Integrated Model Farm.
UVI's Vice President for Re-
search and Public Service Dr. Henry
community leaders dedi- Smith confirmed UVI's commitment to
was planted on the St. working with the community to develop
r i, of UVI 's 35th Anni- programs to maintain a connection be-
institution. tween food sources and health. "It is
only if our land grant programs get on
a solid footing that these problems will have less effect on the
Virgin Islands."

NFL players Al Wilson, Dwight Hicks, Joey Browner, and
Tim Walton. Professional golfers Andia Winslow, Debbie
Dahmer and Valeria Ochoa led the golf clinic with help from
John David of the Minority GolfAssociation.
The event was organized by Boschulte's Institutional Ad-
vancement Component, with help from volunteers that included
UVI alumni and the St. Croix Student Government Associa-
tion Chapter. To see pictures from the event, visit the UVI
website at www.uvi.edu and click on the Celebrity Golf logo.

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