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UTech, Ja: Congratulations Hermine Metcalfe, Distinguished Past Student Awardee 2019 June 17, 2019

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Mrs. Hermine Metcalfe,O.D., BH[M], B.SC. Hons., Reg. Pharmacist
Receiving her Distinguished Past Student Award 2019
from Mr. Ali McNab, Member of Council, UTech, Jamaica.

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) wishes to express heartfelt admiration and congratulations to Mrs. Hermine Metcalfe, Registered Pharmacist (Retired) and Chairman, St. Patrick’s Foundation, on being the recipient of the Distinguished Past Student Award, 2019, University of Technology, Jamaica.  The award was presented at the University’s 49th Annual Staff Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Papine Campus. (more…)

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Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni – Arlando Dunkley, Recipient PCJ Renewable Energy Scholarship 2019 April 1, 2019

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ARLANDO DUNKLEY NAMED 2019 RECIPIENT
OF J$2 MILLION PCJ RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP

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go-jamaica.com/firstlook/April 1, 2019

Postgraduate student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Arlando Dunkley has been awarded the 2019 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Renewable Energy Scholarship. (more…)

Outstanding Alumni Awardees, UTech, Jamaica, 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 28-03-2019 March 30, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica is pleased to present Alumni of distinction who were successfully nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, in celebration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. The awards were presented to the 19 recipients on the occasion of the Presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Outstanding Alumni Award, on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 at the Papine Campus.

Also worthy of note was Elaine Thompson, Olympic Medalist, and Double Olympic Champion, who received the most prestigious award of our University, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Chancellor’s Special Recognition Awards were given to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award – The Chancellor’s Medal

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Elaine Thompson, UTech Knight, Olympian, Winner of 100 metres and 200 metres, Rio Olympics 2016

 


Outstanding Alumni Awards
in Celebration of
UTech, Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary

***Awardees***

Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

Ms. Karlene Black, Senior Lecturer, Former Vice Dean. Faculty of Engineering & Computing, UTech, Jamaica

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Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni: Jik-Reuben: The Visual Advocate March 11, 2019

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From Jamaica-gleaner.com

 

THROUGH HIS lens, Jik-Reuben Pringle is able to capture the essence of Jamaica and the richness of its culture. His work conveys messages filled with purpose that has been acknowledged by local and international photography agencies across the globe. His passion for photography and videography, stemmed from his great appreciation of art, which, he admits, has been a part of his life from its inception. As a visual advocate, Pringle is determined to use his craft to bring awareness to various issues affecting the citizens of Jamaica. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica – President’s Statement- Institutional Accreditation, March 1, 2019 March 5, 2019

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President’s Statement – Institutional Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

  • You may recall earlier discussions concerning the significance of institutional accreditation for persons who graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica prior to the effective date of institutional accreditation in February 2018.

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UTech and economic growth – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President March 3, 2019

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President

 

What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University’s role in national life.

I am also prompted to offer the following observations because some commentators are apt to speak as if a University is a supermarket into which you may walk to purchase ready-made solutions for problems. They look at heavily-funded institutions with highly specialised facilities subsidised by industry in the metropole and assume that such institutions can be reproduced in Jamaica overnight, without a serious infusion of money. CLICK LINK FOR FULL STORY.

Jamaica Observer | Sunday, February 17th, 2019

 


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UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s the Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica? March 1, 2019

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Alumni Have Your Say

We believe that your perspectives will help educate the public on the great value of UTech, Jamaica’s contribution to Jamaica. The question is as follows:

Q: What is the value of UTech, Jamaica’s
Contribution to Jamaica?


 

UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s The Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica | UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue

Dear UTech, Knights and Friends,

In a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer, dated Monday 25th February, 2019 one Lipton Matthews wrote “UTech protest unwise” and made this reference Taxpayers could easily ask UTech to quantify its contribution to Jamaica, and if results show that the value created by the university is less than the input of taxpayers, then they will argue that UTech must receive less funding” (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue February 21, 2019

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WHAT IS THE UTech Jamaica GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION ISSUE?

Recent news reports tell us that the House of Representatives has approved the second Supplementary Estimates. The Government plans to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this financial year. The Minister of Finance’s statement on the matter should be noted. He said that this “favourable fiscal performance resulted from a confluence of higher than projected revenue and grants and below programmed expenditure”.

Among the increases that were announced was a $963-million increase in subvention for The University of the West Indies (UWI). There is no doubt that UWI deserves every bit of these funds, and more. Stakeholders at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) had been expectant that there would be an increase in subvention. But, alas! Not a penny for the national university. There is no evidence so far that efforts are being made to address the glaring inequity in the per student subvention allocation for UTech’s students. Why was UTech ignored, again?

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019, UTech, Jamaica Alumni February 14, 2019

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This song “Perhaps Love” by John Denver and sung with Placido Domingo, is Dedicated to All Alumni of UTech, Jamaica.
Enjoy Your Day! Enjoy Your Life!
We Appreciate Your Consideration and Support Throughout The Years!

Perhaps Love – John Denver

Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

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UTech Ja Lecture – Quality Education: A Precursor to Jamaica’s Nation Building, Feb 21, 2019 February 14, 2019

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Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies (FELS) Public Lecture

Guest Speaker: Dr. Shermaine Barrett, UTech Alumna, FELS Lecturer

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 48, Shared Facilities Bldg, Papine Campus

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: UTech, Jamaica Graduation 2018-Day 2 of 2, Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 November 4, 2018

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#NewUTechJamaicaAlumni The Very First in Line
To Graduate Today, Sunday, November, 4, 2018

 

Members of UTech, Jamaica Class of 2018, Day 2
The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its 2nd day of two days of Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2018, today, Sunday November 4, 2018, at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, Papine Campus.
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PHOTOS & VIDEOS: UTech, Jamaica Graduation 2018-Day 1 of 2, Sat, Nov 3, 2018 November 4, 2018

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The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its first day of two days of Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2018, today, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, Papine Campus.
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CELEBRATING UTechJamaica Alumni: Dianne Plummer, Lecturer, School of Engineering and Cosmetics Entrepreneur October 10, 2018

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Dianne A. Plummer, Cosmetics Manufacturer,
UTech, Jamaica Alumna & Engineering Lecturer

“Last night at the Annual JMEA (Jamaican Manufacturers & Exporters Association) Awards Gala, my company True Shade Cosmetics Ltd won the Peter King New Exporter Award! We are forever thankful for the support of our healthy cosmetics as we change the beauty game by enhancing beauty without compromising health. Special thanks to our international clients, we could not have done it without you! Want Your True Shade in your country?” – –Dianne A. Plummer, MSc., P.E.

 

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CONTACT: Send us an email to info@yourtrueshade.com

MORE ABOUT Dianne

Dianne Plummer: Engineering a beauty empire

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sunday-finance/dianne-plummer-engineering-a-beauty-empire_132056?profile=1056

Video: Dianne Plummer heads for the big times in the makeup business

http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/video-dianne-plummer-heads-big-times-makeup-business


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President’s Alumni Town Hall Meeting, UTech Jamaica – Thurs, October 18th, 2018 (Online Access Available) October 4, 2018

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Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni

Whether you are based locally or internationally, we are happy to share with you another excellent opportunity to connect with our President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, as well as to network for your personal, professional and business development with other UTech, Jamaica Alumni at our upcoming President’s Alumni Town Hall Meeting. The event details are noted below. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech 5K Run-Walk 2018, Nov 18, 2018 — POSTPONED September 28, 2018

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5k Flyer 2018 postponed copy

5K Secretariat
Department of Sport
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Papine Campus
University of Technology, Jamaica
Email: utechalumni5k@gmail.com 

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE UTech Alumni 5K TODAY!


 

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University of Technology, Jamaica

 

 

UTech, Jamaica Alumni & Friends — Andre Needs Our Help Today! September 28, 2018

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Andre Campbell, Class of 2012, University of Technology, Jamaica

LAST UPDATED: 26-11-2018

Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni & Friends,

Andre Campbell graduated from UTech, Jamaica in 2012, BSc Construction Management, Faculty of the Built Environment, and demonstrated to us and the world, his indomitable spirit. Three years earlier in 2009, while still our student, Andre, as an innocent bystander, was shot twice by a gunman in the neck and the abdomen and became a paraplegic from the waist down.

After these many years of trying to get financial support to achieve his goal of being able to walk again, Andre has recently received significant help. Based on his Go Fund Me updates, we learned that he has decided to pursue the SCI-FIT Rehabilitation Programme. SCI-FIT  (Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) is based in Sacramento CA, USA. Andre is receiving support from ONE LOVE J.A. and hopes to receive our help as well. (more…)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Alumni Award in Celebration of UTech, Jamaica 60th Anniversary, 2018 September 27, 2018

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University of Technology, Jamaica
Outstanding Alumni Award – Nomination Form

Call For Nominations

The University of Technology, Jamaica welcomes nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award in celebration of our 60th Anniversary.  This award is presented to a past student of the University in one of three (3) categories, Service to the University; Service to Country and Service to the University and Country.  Persons who are submitting nominees should submit their recommendations to the Outstanding Alumni Awards Committee through the Alumni Relations Office using the address noted below. Successful nominees and their nominators will be advised of the award via email. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Graduation Registration 2018 September 21, 2018

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES & REGISTRY

STUDENT RECORDS OFFICE

 

NOTICE

Please be advised that Online Registration for the two Graduation Ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, November 03, and Sunday, November 04, 2018 will be opened on September 26, 2018. (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Mentorship Prog 2018 – Apply to Be a Mentor Today! September 3, 2018

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Mentor Flyer 2018

OUR DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Do You Have at Least 5 Years Professional Experience?

Do You Want to Give Back By Investing in the Youth of Jamaica & the Caribbean?

Then Be a  Mentor To a UTech Jamaica  Student This Academic Year 2018/19? (more…)

CELEBRATING UTech, Jamaica Alumni – George Davis, New PAJ President August 28, 2018

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Broadcast journalist George Davis is new PAJ president

Published: Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 9:05 PM | Jamaica Gleaner

Broadcast journalist George Davis decided to observe things at the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ’s) annual general meeting Sunday and walked out as president promising to maintain the organisation’s distance from the political fray.

Davis, declined when he was first nominated by Vashan Brown of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, but after several other persons declined the nomination, veteran journalist Gillian Haughton consulted with Davis and a change of mind was secured.

READ FULL GLEANER STORY HERE!

 


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