UVI Bulletin Board for January III

UVI Board Approves Free Tuition Policies and Procedures In a special session on Jan. 23, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures to aide with the implementation of Act No. 8155, the V.I. Higher Education Scholarship Program, which requires that financial aid be granted to residents of the Virgin Islands for post-secondary education at UVI. The board voted unanimously to approve the policies and procedures, with several amendments.

“This is a very historic accomplishment for the university and the territory,” said UVI President David Hall. “The board should be proud for putting this issue on the territory’s agenda and for the overwhelming support that we received from the legislative branch and the executive branch.”

Act No. 8155 was signed into law by former Gov. Kenneth Mapp and introduced by Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach, who was a senator at the time.

The scholarships will be available to all Virgin Islanders who graduate from a private, public or parochial high school regardless of age, date of graduation or household income.

Recipients of the tuition aid, which would supplement students’ federal scholarship awards, university scholarships and private donations, will be required to maintain a GPA of 2.50 and to work in the territory for a specific length of time after completing their studies. The university will collaborate with the Department of Labor to secure job placement for scholarship recipients.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/
Registration Open for the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program on February 1 Registration for the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program will open on Feb. 1, and interested applicants can register for this four-week marine science-based summer enrichment program at http://vimas.uvi.edu.

New features to the 2019 program include a St. Croix equivalent program as well as the launch of a program for younger students.

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or email howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu.

Afternoon on the Green Committee Announces Theme Winner The Afternoon on the Green 2019 Planning Committee has announced the winner of the theme competition.
Based on an overwhelming display of likes and poll votes, the winning theme is “Welcome Back to the Green, Rebuilding Our Dreams in 2019.”
Congratulations to Tausha David. To redeem your prize, contact the Public Relations Office at 693-1059.

Cooks Sought for Afternoon on the Green Afternoon on the Green is scheduled for March 24. What is Afternoon on the Green without sweet and delicious delicacies? All cooks are asked to sign-up!

Never participated before? Here’s your chance to display your mouth-watering treats at one of the Virgin Islands’ most anticipated events.
To register as an individual, click this link:
To register a group, click this link below:

For more information, call Liza Margolis at 693-1053.

Volunteers Needed for Afternoon on the Green If you enjoy serving others or maybe working with kids or even bartending and organizing, the committee needs you.

Here’s a chance to be a part of one of the territory’s most anticipated events, featuring the best foods and drinks, the most fun and games, friends and families.
To find out how to help, please contact Kyza Callwood at 513-9346.

UVI Mourns the Loss of First CVI President, Dr. Lawrence Wanlass On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the first president of the University of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Lawrence Wanlass, passed away in California. He is survived by his wife, Anita, and their four children. For nearly two decades – from 1962 to 1980 – Wanlass worked to establish the then College of the Virgin Islands and to create a world-class curriculum for its students.

UVI President Dr. David Hall, on the behalf of the entire university family, the Board of Trustees, foundation boards, faculty, staff, students and alumni. extended his sincerest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Wanlass.

“Dr. Wanlass was a true visionary whose tireless work laid the groundwork for the first-rank educational institution that the University of the Virgin Islands has become,” said UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Smock. “I know that he followed the development of the university over the years and was very proud of all of its many accomplishments.”

Under Dr. Wanlass’ leadership, the institution was designated with land grant status and a large endowment was bestowed on the college through federal legislation. During his tenure, Hubert Sugden donated his St. Croix home, which would become UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and the institution received an endowment for the establishment of the Reichhold Center for the Arts.

“President Wanlass was such an important anchor for this university,” said President Hall. “During my time as president, he would consistently send me notes of encouragement and generosity. He was always proud of what this special institution was able to accomplish. Though I never was able to meet him, I still feel his loss and pray for his family during this difficult time.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/