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University of The Bahamas to Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni in Third Year of University Charter
By University of The Bahamas, Office of University Relations
Nov 7, 2019 - 11:50:47 AM

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Ashley Evans- Carroll

Nassau, BAHAMAS – Three years after its charter, University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to honour the spirit of excellence, resilience and ingenuity that distinguishes its alumni body. On Thursday, 14th November, the institution will pay homage to eight of its alumni luminaries, among them three faculty and staff.

Class of 1979 graduates, certified forensic accountant Dr. John Bain and Director of Employee and Industrial Relations at UB Ms. Wendyi Poitier will be inducted into the UB Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame.  Class of 1989 alum, Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Halson Moultrie and Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at Nassau Airport Development Company Mr. Kevin McDonald will be honoured with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Receiving the Trailblazer Award will be class of 1999 graduates and UB faculty, Dr. Erecia Hepburn, Chair of Chemistry, Environmental and Life Sciences and Social Sciences Professor Dr. Christopher Curry. Class of 2009 graduates, attorney Ms. Ashley Carroll-Evans and writer and visual artist Mr. Bernard Petit-Homme will be recognized as Emerging Leaders.

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Dr. Christopher Curry

“UB alumni are making outstanding contributions nationally and internationally and they are diverse, from CEOs and captains of industries to artists and entrepreneurs so it is only fitting that we celebrate and honour them,” said Director of Alumni Affairs Mr. Elvardo Thompson. “We are recognizing their leadership and service to the University, their significant accomplishments professionally and personally, and their distinguished volunteerism and philanthropy.”

The alumni gala is not only about formal recognitions. Scheduled to be held during the month which marks the third anniversary of UB’s charter, it has also become a critical means of nurturing connections with former students and meaningfully engaging them in the life of their alma mater.

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“The University is seeking to build traditions and develop a culture of honour and comradery among alumni through this prestigious annual event. It is also our goal through this event to strengthen our relationship with alumni, to create excitement and increase pride. We hope that many of our alumni will attend this event to support their fellow classmates. UB has a distinguished legacy and we also want to honour that.”

The Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards will feature fine dining, entertainment and a raffle.

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Dr. Erecia Hepburn

With the passage of the University of The Bahamas Act, 2016, alumni of the institution include UB grads as well as former students of The Bahamas Teachers’ College, San Salvador Teachers’ College, C.R. Walker Technical College, the sixth form programme of the Government High School and the Bahamas Hotel Tourism and Training Centre.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards are available at UB’s Chapter One Bookstore and the Alumni Affairs Office located on 2nd Floor of the Michael H. Eldon Complex. For more information contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (242) 302-4303 or (242) 397-2663, or email ubalumni@ub.edu.bs.

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Kevin McDonald


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Wendyi Poitier- Albury


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Bernard Petit-Homme


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