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Community Asked to Show ‘UVI Pride’

The University of the Virgin Islands will celebrate UVI Pride Day throughout the territory Friday by wearing the school’s colors – blue and white – or other UVI gear, the school announced.

Alumni and members of the community are also asked to share their proudest UVI experiences on UVI’s social media as part of UVI Pride Day.

UVI has more than 8,000 alumni, and approximately 65 percent of them alumni live in the territory, the school noted in a Friday news release.

UVI Pride Day is being held in celebration of Charter Month as a way to recognize UVI alumni and for the community to show support for the territory’s only institution of higher learning.

“The University of the Virgin Islands is a special institution of higher education, and everyone in the territory should be proud of this educational gem and what it has achieved,” said UVI President David Hall. “We are especially proud of our alumni and their stellar achievements in so many areas of professional life. This day is just a small way to let them know we are proud of them, and for our alumni to demonstrate that they are proud of their alma mater,” he said.

As part of UVI Pride Day, Hall, members of his administration and UVI students will host a “Pride Rally” at various high schools throughout the territory. There they will meet with UVI alumni working at the schools, engage seniors and present awards.

The observance is more than just a celebration of the university’s past, according to Nicole Gibbs, UVI’s vice provost for Access and Enrollment Services.

“My hope is that UVI Pride Day will set a precedent for a celebration in the territory and will also demonstrate a massive expression of the value and importance of this fine institution, both locally and globally,” Gibbs said. “The University of the Virgin Islands has many success stories – these accomplishments should be shared in a major way. UVI Pride Day will remind us how far we have come, while understanding that our future enhancements will instill an even greater level of pride within our alums.”

Supporters of the university can engage with UVI on social media at: www.facebook.com/uvi.edu, www.twitter.com/uvi_edu, and www.instagram.com/uvi_edu and hashtag #uvipride.

More information is available by calling 1-340-693-1057 or sending e-mail to pr@uvi.edu.

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