UTech Makes History – First Pharmacy Doctorates from a Caribbean University November 6, 2013Posted by utechalumni in Alumni Events, Alumni News, PHOTOS, UTech News.
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From left, UTech’s first terminal degree graduates: Dr. Norman Dunn, Dr. Michelle Douglas-Shaw, Dr. Pheyona Oates, Dr. Michelle Young-Brown and Dr. Sean Thorpe pose with their certificates following the Graduation Ceremony held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the National Arena, Kingston.
SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC MILESTONE FOR UTech
A significant academic milestone was recorded on Saturday, November 2, 2013 when the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) awarded its first Doctor of Philosophy candidate and presented the institution’s first cohort of Doctor of Pharmacy graduates at its Graduation Ceremony held at the National Arena.
It was a proud first for the 54 -year old institution that gained university status only some 18 years ago, noted Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ in his opening address. The President told the gathering, that “these accomplishments are part and parcel of the remarkable growth of this institution.” The President noted that UTech continues to invest heavily in this continued growth. “We remain resolute, committed and focused on our original mandate to train work-ready citizens who are knowledgeable and equipped particularly in the disciplines of science, technology and innovation” he said. These areas the President emphasized, are all aligned and relevant to local, regional and global development.