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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 10.
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April 27, vol xv, number 4

UVI Employees Honored at Service Awards

Dozens of UVI employees and
retirees were honored in April
in what is being called the best UVI
Service Awards Ceremonies ever. An-
nual UVI Service Awards Ceremo-
nies on the St. Thomas and St. Croix
campuses honor UVI employees who
have served five or more years in in-
crements of five years, recent retirees,
and employees with perfect atten-
dance. The ceremonies are usually
followed with refreshments.
This year's ceremonies had an ex-
tra flair that honorees said truly made
them feel appreciated. Tablecloth
draped tables topped with center-
pieces, token ceramic tea cups, bal-
loons and other decorations greeted
the honorees, their guests and UVI
employees when they entered the Ad-
ministration and Conference Center
conference room on St. Thomas and
the Great Hall North West Wing on
St. Croix. Music set the perfect mood
and lunch was served on china.
"This is an amazing turnout,"
UVI President Dr. LaVerne Ragster
said at the St. Thomas campus event.
Dr. Ragster said it was important that

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Top: Dawn Matthew, center, was named UVI
St. Thomas campus 2009 Employee of the Year
She is shown with UVI President Dr LaVerne
E. Ragster and 2008 Employee of the Year
Gary Metz. Bottom: St. Croix campus 2009
Employee of the Year Christine Henry, right,
is presented with flowers by her supervisor Kofi
Boateng, who was also honored for his 25 years
of service to UVI. 2008 Employee of the Year
Francisca Barry presented Henry with the

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assistant in the Cooperative Exten-
sion Service.
Matthew and Henry will again be
recognized at the Annual Employee
Recognition Awards administered
by the Virgin Islands Division of
Personnel on May 21 and 22, at the
Reichhold Center on St. Thomas
and UVI's Great Hall on St. Croix,
For the second year, Dr. Rag-
ster presented Presidential Awards,
which are given to employees she
selects for their exemplary service.
"I find their work, attitudes and pas-
sion, as well as the dedication they
show, exemplary and special," she
said of the recipients.
On the St. Thomas campus Presi-
dential Awardees were Dayle Barry,
Violetta Donovan, Lily Mae Du-
rante, Charles Martin, Erik Patti-
son, Peter Sauer, Dr. Henry Smith
and Roy Watlington. Presidential
Awardees on the St. Croix campus
were Marthious Clavier and Nere-
ida Washington.

she recognized the services of those who serve UVI. She
noted that UVI employees have varying personalities,
roles and uniqueness in the way they go above and be-
yond in providing service. The theme of this year's 35th
Annual Service Awards Ceremonies was "UVI Poised for
Change." The awards were for the period from April 1,
2008, to March 31, 2009.
Each year UVI employees nominate colleagues who
they feel provide exceptional service for the "Employee of
the Year" honor. The selected person is revealed near the
end of each ceremony. This year's Employee of the Year
on the St. Thomas campus is Information Technology
Specialist Dawn Matthew. The St. Croix campus Em-
ployee of the Year is Christine Henry, an administrative

Let Our Energies Combine for Carnival 09

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Earth Water Sun Wind
The UVI St. Thomas campus Carnival Committee used the concept of going green to develop this
year's entry for the May 2, Carnival Adults' Parade. The theme is "Let Our Energies Combine
for Carnival 2009," with a focus on the use of alternative energy sun, wind, earth and water
- which is represented in each section of the troupe. The mockojumbie section represents the forests.
The costumes and float are being designed with the use of recycled wire hangers, CDs, LP, lbams,
toilet paper and paper towel bases and burlap. Volunteers are still needed to help with costume and
float construction. For more information, to join the troupe or to volunteer c./ll St. Thomas Cam-
pus StudentActivities Supervisor Junie Violenes at 693-1111.

Nine-Year-Old is Miss CYFAR
Ftrancielli Baker won the title
of Miss CYFAR in the first-
ever pageant held on April 4.
CYFAR is the Children, Youth
and Families At Risk (CYFAR)
program, a federally funded
after-school program adminis-
tered by UVI's Cooperative Ex-
tension Service. Baker and four Fi:,,ielli Baker
other contestants competed in
introduction, speech, dance, question-and-answer, sports-

Rick Grant Wins
Student Honor
UVI St. Thomas
campus student E
employees were rec-
ognized for their s
contributions to the
University during
Student Employee
Appreciation Week
in April. It included the Student Em-
ployee Appreciation Awards Ceremony.
The highlight was the selection of the
Student Employee of the Year. UVI Se-
nior Rick Grant received the honor of
Student Employee of the Year. Nomi-
nations for the award are submitted by
supervisors and students are judged on
reliability, initiative, quality of work,
disposition and contribution to employer
Grant worked in the Student Activities
Office. Lena Lafond of the Admissions
Office and Nicoye Smithen of the East-
ern Caribbean Center were finalists for
the award.

wear, professional wear and evening wear segments.
The other contestants were first runner up Francier
Baker, who also won best evening wear title; second run-
ner up and Miss Photogenic Majestik E Estrada Petersen;
second runner up and Miss Intellect K' Nyzha K. Henry;
and second runner up and Miss Cooperative Adajah Y.
Benjamin. About 100 people attended the event which
was held at the Gladys Abraham Elementary School.

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fax at 340-693-1055.

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