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Local Inducted Into ‘Who’s Who in the Martial Arts’ and Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Over 800 nominations of martial arts experts were received to be inducted into the AMAA Who’s Who Legends Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Jerry Otto was one of 250 who were selected for this honor.
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U.S. Senate Confirms Deborah Howell to Be Brigadier General

The United States Senate has confirmed Deborah Howell to be the Regular Army rank of brigadier general.
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Historian Michael E. Newton Joins Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum

SEDI has announced renowned historian and author Michael E. Newton has been designated as a special adviser, chief historian and ambassador for SEDI's proposed Alexander Hamilton & Caribbean History Museum (AHCHM) $6 million development project.
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Local Author’s Book on Audre Lorde Wins Lambda Literary Award

St. Croix author Dr. Gloria I. Joseph now has an award-winning biography/anthology to add to her long list of internationally recognized literary works.
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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth

The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission will observe the centennial of the birth of the territory’s last appointed and first popularly elected governor, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans.
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VI-EPSCoR Chooses Dr. Kim Waddell As Its New Director

As a former College of the Virgin Islands student, he has always felt an affinity with the territory and is very happy to be back once again.
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Akimo Dawson Receives Top Honor at Junior ROTC Leadership Challenge Camp

IEKHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet Akimo Dawson received the Distinguished Honor Graduate Award at the second annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge Camp.
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Chief Warrant 5 Officer Randolph A. Bergan Retires After 40-Year Military Career

Washington, D.C. CW5 Randolph A. Bergan, a native of St. Thomas, retired on June 16, after an impressive 40-year career in the U.S. .Army.
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VI-EPSCoR and UVI Researchers to Speak at TEDx Saint Thomas

This opportunity to speak at TEDx helps carry the mission of VI-EPSCoR to a national stage, and it showcases the world-class research taking place at the UVI with the support of NSF VI-EPSCoR funding.
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Local Author’s Book on Audre Lorde Nominated for Lambda Literary Award

Local author Dr. Gloria I. Joseph’s bio/anthology about Audre Lorde, New York state poet laureate, civil rights activist, Afro-Caribbean feminist and St. Croix resident until her death in 1992.
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