Fourteen eminent persons are to receive honorary degrees from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) during its upcoming Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies, starting October 7.
The annual tradition of conferring honorary degrees, which coincides this year with the regional university’s 75th jubilee celebrations will commemorate the outstanding contributions made by these individuals to their communities and the wider society.
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The honorees will join hundreds of students across the Five Islands, Cave Hill, St Augustine, Mona, and Global (formerly Open Campus) campuses who are graduating and marking the end of their studies.
The schedule for the 2023 ceremonies and the list of honorary graduands follow.
- Five Islands Campus – October 7
- Sir Leroy ‘King Short Shirt’ Emanuel
- Cave Hill Campus – October 21
- Ian Hickling
- Alison Hinds
- Trisha Tannis
- Augustine Campus – October 26-28
- Baroness Floella Benjamin, OM, DBE, DL
- Heather Headley
- Lawrence Scott
- Mona Campus – November 3-4
- Professor E. Dale Abel
- The Hon. Lascelles A Chin (posthumous)
- Hugh Beresford Hammond, OJ
- Rachel Manley
- Her Excellency Audrey Patrice Marks
- Global Campus (formerly Open Campus) – November 11
- Monsignor Hon. Dr Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony, SLC
- The Right Honourable Dame Janet Gwennett Bostwick, CB, DBE