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UVI Names Administrative Building in Honor of President Emerita Dr. LaVerne Ragster

In addition to authorizing the naming of the campus’ administrative hub in Ragster’s honor, the 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands recognizes her contributions to UVI and the territory in research and science as well as her contributions to the children of the Virgin Islands. 

VITFF Bulletin: Rachel Conhoff 2nd at Regionals, Advances to NCAA Cross-Country Finals

With her performance, Conhoff has automatically advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship.

UVI Names Sports and Fitness Center After Sports and Community Hero Elridge Blake

The 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands acted in 2021 to recognize and commend Blake for his “outstanding accomplishments in sports and contributions to the people of the Virgin Islands” by naming the facility in his honor.

AARP-VI Recognizes Beverly Biziewski for Dedication to Community Service

AARP-VI selected Beverly Biziewski for her remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers.

Nicole F. Angeli Receives Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chef Digby Featured in Nissan’s Hispanic American Month Celebration

Digby Stridiron of St. Croix was recently selected to participate in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by automobile manufacturer Nissan.

UVI Promotes and/or Gives Tenure to Four Faculty Members

At the last meeting of the Board of the University of the Virgin Islands, on June 18, Karen Brown, Ph.D., Sharon Honore Ph.D., Barbara Flemming, Ph.D. and Nadia Monrose Mills, Ph.D., were granted tenure.

Nicholas D’Amour Wins United States Open

At the end of two days, Nicholas D'Amour finished first, with America’s best archer, Brady Ellison, finishing second. He was declared the winner and number one seed for the United States Open. 

Frett-Gregory to Serve on National Governing Board of Women’s Legislative Network

At the 2022 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Summit held Aug. 1 -3 in Denver, Colorado, Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory was nominated and elected as the Eastern Democrat Director on the Executive Board of the Women’s Legislative Network of NCSL.

Cardinal Health Gives Prestigious Award to Pharmacist/ Owner of STX Neighborhood Pharmacy

The award recognizes an independent pharmacist for outstanding contributions to its community.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Prestigious Public Health Fellowship to UVI Alumna

Wallace-Berube was selected following a national competition among highly accomplished health and behavioral/social science professionals who have an interest in health policy.

STX Athlete LeSotho Golphin Qualifies for AAU Junior Olympics in N.C.

He is not only All-State, but All-Region, qualifying in the top 6 in the 10 years old division for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games

USVISA’s Jett Blaschka Goes Professional

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association congratulates Men National Team (MNT) starter and 3-time 2021 UPSL Team of the Week selectee Jett Blaschka.

STX Track Club Athletes Michelle Smith and John Clendinen Win Gold

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation congratulates St. Croix Track Club athlete Johann (John) Clendinen and St. Croix Track Club athlete Michelle Smith on winning gold.

The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Announces 2022 Scholarship Award Recipients

Four outstanding applicants from the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive the scholarship award.

Michelle Smith Wins Florida State Title; Mikaela Smith, Sofia Swindell Are Champions

Michelle Smith's time made her the fastest high school sophomore in the 300m hurdles in the United States.

VITFF Bulletin: Michelle Smith and Rachel Conhoff Break VI National Records

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation reports on the recent accomplishments of Virgin Islands athletes.

Third Grader Omar Mutidi Jr. Is April’s Youth Culture Bearer of the Month

The V.I. Department of Education's Youth Culture Bearer of the Month initiative seeks to raise awareness of the many students within the territory’s schools who are practitioners of VI cultural and traditional art forms.

Michelle Smith Wins Gold, Is First Virgin Islander to Set Carifta Games Record

The VI Track and Field Federation congratulates Michelle Smith for winning a Gold Medal for the USVI in the 400m hurdles at the 49th Caribbean Free Trade Association (Carifta) Games.

Michelle Smith Ranks No. 1 for U.S. High School Athletes in 300m Hurdles

Smith achieved the record while competing in the Louie Bing Track and Field Invitational in Miami for Montverde Academy.
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