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Sir Hilary Beckles of UWI to Speak at UVI 2016 Commencement; Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2016 commencement ceremonies.  These ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas; and on Friday, May 13, on the campus grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.  Both ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m.

“We have selected a keynote speaker who is the epitome of academic excellence and an outstanding Caribbean scholar,” said UVI President David Hall.  “We want the presence and words of Sir Hilary Beckles to inspire our graduates to reach for the stars of their own aspirations, and to contribute to the intellectual, educational and economic growth of the Caribbean as Sir Hilary has done through his work.” More information is available on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.