UVI Bulletin Board for September II

Students at the University of the Virgin Islands

UVI Names Dr. Kendra L. Harris Dean of the School of Business The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Kendra L. Harris Ph.D. as the new dean of the School of Business and professor of marketing.

Dr. Harris brings with her over 25 years of professional and higher education experience that include numerous awards. She received the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award for Alabama A&M University; the 2017 Ph.D. Project Service Recognition Award; the North Carolina Central University School of Business Undergraduate Students’ Choice Award “Teacher of the Year” in 2008 and 2009; and the National Doctoral Fellowship Recipient for the National Black MBA Association, just to name a few.

Previously she taught at Alabama A&M University, North Carolina Central University, Cornell University, George Washington University, Hood College, the University of Maryland University College, John Hopkins University and Howard University.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Harris join the UVI family. She brings a wealth of experience in various settings, and we hope to continue growth in programming in the School of Business, through her leadership,” said Provost Dr. Camille McKayle.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/.

20th Annual Fall Student Research Symposium to be Held on September 21 The 20th Annual Fall Student Symposium will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

UVI undergraduates will present scientific posters that display the results of their research projects. The university administrators encourage students, parents, counselors and teachers from local schools to attend and learn more about research opportunities available at UVI and abroad.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Aimee Sanchez in the College of Mathematics and Science at 692-4109 or by email: aimee.sanchez@uvi.edu.

Coastweeks Cleanup 2019: Take the Pledge and Volunteer to Make a Difference The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will begin its Coastweeks cleanup from Sept. 21 through November. The first cleanup is on John Brewers Bay from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21.

The beaches are an important economic and recreational natural resource, yet, they are often littered with trash that can enter the ocean and harm marine life. Volunteer during Coastweeks to help keep our beaches clean and the oceans thriving. Take action one step further and join the #cleanseas movement.

Pledge actions to reduce personal usage of single-use plastic products at https://www.cleanseas.org/pledge
For more information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or by email howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu or visit the website www.vimas.uvi.edu

UVI NSE Student Receives Community Engagement Award at ASU The University of the Virgin Islands Student Selena Cuffy has been selected by the National Student Exchange (NSE) program for a Community Engagement Award for her academic accomplishments, social welfare service, contribution to the campus community, and creative use of time while on exchange. Cuffy’s award is one of the three awards under the NSE’s Student Achievement Awards.

The award, which is officially titled Dr. Richard R. Bond Community Engagement Award, like the other NSE awards, is named after a former NSE consortium leader. As part of this award, Cuffy is awarded a $500 stipend.

“Since I have been in this position, this is the first UVI student that I know of that received this award,” said Dahlia Stridiron-Felix, NSE coordinator at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus.

“Ms. Cuffy is well-deserving of this award because she has embraced and taken advantage of the opportunities available through the NSE Program. She went on exchange with clear goals and I feel she has accomplished them.”

The now rising senior psychology major, who left the University of the Virgin Islands for Alabama State University for the spring 2019 semester, is lauded by the NSE program coordinators for her exemplary performance.

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

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