Miss University of the Virgin Islands  2021-2022 Jackeima Flemming
April 27 2021
Jackeima Flemming was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2021-2022 at the 41st Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Virtual Competition held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, on St. Thomas after competing against three other contestants.   “I am absolutely elated and honored to have been crowned with the honorific title of goodwill ambassador to UVI. The journey was nothing short of amazing and I am excited to continue being of service to my University,” Flemming said.
Image of Dr. Kimberly Mills, Executive Director of VIUCEDD
April 27 2021
Dr. Kimberly Mills, executive director for the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD), was awarded the Disability and Disasters Award by the Natural Hazards Center. This inaugural award was presented to Dr. Mills because of her efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
Earth Day
April 21 2021
In honor and celebration of Earth Day 2021, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources (VIDPNR), the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are co-hosting a series of webinars and community conversations about solid waste and the Territory’s plans and progress towards lifecycle assessment (LCA), sustainable materials management (SMM) and zero waste (ZW).
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
April 20 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands is deeply disturbed by an alleged sexual assault that was reported in the early morning hours of April 20, 2021. The alleged victim was taken to Juan F. Luis Hospital by UVI Security. The students involved in the incident had participated earlier in an unapproved on-campus party that ended around 3 a.m.
New Sorrel Variety
April 20 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture unveiled two new varieties of sorrel to the public on Thursday, April 8, via Facebook live. Sorrel varieties ‘Festival’ and ‘Midnite’ are a combination of Caribbean and African varieties (from Nigeria and Ghana), crossed with a Trinidad variety of Black Sorrel.
UVI Contestants Vie for 2021-2022 Miss UVI Ambassadorial TitleMiss UVI 2021 Contestant #1 Taquanna BaronMiss UVI 2021 Contestant #2 Jackiema FlemmingMiss UVI 2021 Contestant #3 Majestik Estrada-PetersenMiss UVI 2021 Contestant #4 Makayda Gustave
April 16 2021
The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites the public to the 41st annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition on Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m. Themed “The Great Gatsby of the 21st Century,” the ambassadorial competition will be streamed online. Tickets to the online event are $10 for the early bird special and $15 for regular admission. To purchase tickets, click the following Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition or university-of-the-virgin-islands.cleeng.com. Once tickets are purchased, persons will receive an email allowing them to access the event.
Sorrell Plant on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Agriculture Experimental Station
April 7 2021
Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture unveiling of two new sorrel varieties developed at UVI, “Festival” and “Midnite.” This event will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the University’s School of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station field plot on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Logo of the VI Literary Festival and Book Fair 2021
March 29 2021
The upcoming VI Literary Festival and Book Fair have been rescheduled to Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, 2021. According to Festival Chair Alscess Lewis-Brown, the event has been pushed back to ensure full engagement from the Caribbean diaspora.”
STT Campus Aerial
March 22 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, recently awarded up to $4,123,164 to the University of the Virgin Islands to retrofit the dormitories and library on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.