Several outstanding students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, have received scholarships, altogether worth thousands of dollars, and compliments of the university itself, the private sector, individuals, and non-governmental organizations.
At the 2016 presentation ceremony on Tuesday in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex, the university was the single largest donor, presenting $400,000 in postgraduate scholarships.
But as campus registrar Kenneth Walters reported, a cross-section of corporate Barbados had made significant contributions, led by companies such as Courts (Barbados) with $150,000 and CIBC First Caribbean with $75,000 respectively.
Walters singled out the Students’ Cafeteria manager Angela Buckmire as an unsung hero, who, with no fanfare, had provided free meals to students in need for almost a decade.
And against a backdrop of students struggling to maintain their places at Cave Hill during the last academic year, Walters said: “Buckmire assisted three students with meals valued at approximately $3,500 for that year, and paid a year’s fees valued at $6,642.60 for another student.”