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Former UVI Provost Dr. Gwen-Marie Moolenaar Receives Honorary Doctorate

Former University of the Virgin Islands Provost Dr. Gwen-Marie Moolenaar was awarded an honorary doctorate at the College of St. Elizabeth's Commencement Ceremony in May. Dr. Moolenaar returned to her alma mater to give the keynote address at the Colleges' 111th Commencement Ceremony and was pleased to accept a Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree in honor of her more than 30 years of leadership and commitment to higher education. Dr. Moolenaar joined UVI in 1988 as a visiting scientist and quickly advanced to become executive assistant to the president, director of Sponsored Programs, vice president for Institutional Advancement, and later provost. After leaving UVI, she served as head of her high school alma mater, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, until her retirement in 2010. A news release is available from the UVI homepage – .