Jamaican university alumni chapter inducts first members

| 17/09/2015
Cayman News Service

(L-R) Patricia Ebanks, president of the Cayman chapter of NCU alumni, pins new member Shian O’Connor

(CNS): The Cayman chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association has been formally launched with the induction of almost 50 members on Saturday, 12 September. A further 10 people will be inducted at the November general meeting.

The theme for the inaugural service was “For Service in this Life.” A key goal of the organisation is to contribute to the development of members and the Cayman community.

NCU, located in Mandeville, Jamaica, is a liberal arts university owned jointly by the Adventist churches in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos.

Two alumni were honoured for their commitment to service in the Cayman Islands: Shirlene Henriques, a former Grand Cayman nursing administrator, and Georgia Isaacs, who currently serves as a nurse on Cayman Brac. Many nurses working in health-care facilities in Cayman were trained at NCU.

In addition, Linford Pierson, former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, was recognised during his induction as a distinguished alumnus of NCU; he is slated to join the chapter’s executive committee.

Pastor Shian O’Connor, president of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was also inducted.

Patricia Ebanks, president of the Cayman chapter, outlined the goals of the organisation, which include community and member education and training; scholarships to Cayman’s youth; and gifts to support NCU’s work. She urged the new members to commit themselves to helping Cayman’s youth “become the best they can be”.

The association will cater not only to alumni of NCU but also to all friends and supporters of the university. The next general meeting to which members are invited is scheduled for 19 November.

For more information, visit the NCU Alumni Chapter Cayman website



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