Danny Glover, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to receive honorary degrees from UWI


American actor Danny Glover and Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be among 11 to be bestowed with honorary degrees from the University of the West Indies.

In a release, the UWI said members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) approved 11 honorary degrees to be awarded at the University’s 2016 graduation ceremonies.

The ceremonies are expected to kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis on October 8, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on October 15, the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago on October 20-22 and will conclude with the Mona Campus in Jamaica on October 28-29

The decision to confer the degrees was confirmed at the annual meeting of The UWI’s University Council held earlier this year.

The Council awards honorary degrees to persons of eminence in the arts and sciences or other fields of intellectual endeavour, or persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. These honorary degrees are traditionally presented by UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne during the annual graduation ceremonies.

Of the 11 persons to be conferred this year, one will be at the Open Campus graduation ceremony, four at the Cave Hill Campus ceremonies, and three at the St Augustine Campus and Mona campus ceremonies respectively. The recipients are as follows:

Open Campus (8 October, 2016)

  • Dr Sir Prince Ramsey – DSc

Cave Hill Campus (15 October, 2016)

  • Mr Richard Anthony Best – DLitt
  • Sir Trevor Carmichael – LLD
  • Dr Carissa Etienne – DSc
  • Dr Carol Jacobs – DSc

St Augustine Campus (20-22 October, 2016)

  • Professor KE Bingsheng –DLitt
  • Reverend Daniel Teelucksingh – LLD
  • Mr Anthony Williams –DLitt

Mona Campus (28-29 October)

  • Mrs Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – LLD
  • Mr Daniel ‘Danny’ Glover – DLitt
  • Ms Lorna Goodison – DLitt

Source: Loop Jamaica