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St. Croix Native Named President of NYC Community College

St. Croix native Claudia Schrader has been named president of Kingsborough Community College in the New York borough of Brooklyn, and credits her Crucian upbringing for her success.

Virgin Islands Says Goodbye, Thanks to FEMA Officer Bill Vogel

The general public, cabinet members, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter were present at an informal gathering to bid farewell to William “Bill” Vogel, the federal coordinating officer of FEMA Region II.

VI Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future,” which focused on disaster preparation and environmental preservation.

St. Croix Teachers Earn Master’s Degrees in ESL From University of Turabo

Nine of the 15 teachers attended the June 14th ceremony, held at Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico Pedro Rosello in San Juan, where they were lauded by university officials and other graduates.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Goes to VING Captain

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was given to Capt. Wanda I. Williams, Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VING) supervisor, during a presentation on St. Croix, June 23.

V.I. Lyric Soprano Detra Davis to Perform at National Association of Negro Musicians Convention

In 2015 Davis, a lyric soprano, joined the Collegiate Division of the Carol Brice Branch of NANM and has been honored to perform in several of the master classes and concerts at NANM conventions.

Student Una Alexander Wins Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Baltimore

Alexander was one of more than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest junior and senior high school students who traveled to Maryland to the FBLA and FBLA National Leadership Conference held June 28–July 1.

VI ESGR Gives National Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Zandra Petersen

This honor is the highest award given by the ESGR to a state committee volunteer. It is given for sustained and exceptional service for a period of at least five years. Every year an ESGR volunteer is named for each of its four regions, Petersen is the 2018 Roche Award recipient for the Southeast Region.

Coast Guard Promotes Biann Creque to Lieutenant Commander

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Biann Creque, a 1999 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander (Lt. Cmdr.) at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Clarence Matthews (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heidi Cheek)

St. Croix Native Serves on a ‘City at Sea’ Aboard Navy’s USS Makin Island

Clarence Matthews learned a lot of important lessons while growing up on St. Croix, lessons that have taken him far in his military career, both literally and figuratively.

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