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UTech, Jamaica Staff Honoured at 48th Annual University Awards Ceremony June 4, 2018

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Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh Staff Award 2018

Dr. Gaunette Sinclair- Maragh, Alumna, Head, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, accepts the President’s Award for Excellence in Research from Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President.  Researcher par excellence, Dr. Sinclair-Maragh has presented at several conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals, books and local newspapers on issues in hospitality and tourism management which include ecotourism,  environmental sustainability and economic development.


University of Technology, Jamaica on Thursday, May 31, 2018 honoured members of  faculty, administrative, technical and ancillary staff for long service to the institution and for outstanding service given in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research and service, at the 48th annual University Awards ceremony held at the Alfred Sangster auditorium, Papine Campus.

Long service awards were presented for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. The President’s Awards for Excellence were presented in the categories of research, community service, customer service, instructional excellence, and for excellence in the ancillary, technical and administrative categories.

Three special recognition awards were presented – the Distinguished Past Student award to Pharmacist, Dr. Winsome Christie; the Special Recognition Award to  Mr. Fernandez Anderson Lecturer, Faculty of The Built Environment and the Vin Spencer Award to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in recognition of  support for the development of the University.

Union awards were presented by the three university staff unions.  The Staff Entertainment and Sports Association (SEAS) presented the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards.

President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD in his welcome congratulated the awardees for giving excellence, long and dedicated service to the university.  He specially thanked the Division of Human Resources and Administration led by Mr. Maurice Lewin “for organizing a fitting occasion in recognition of members of academic and administrative staff.”


Corporate Communications Unit
Advancement Division
University of Technology, Jamaica
Photos: Calvin McKain Library
June 4, 2018

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica



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