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About the Chapter

The University of West Indies Alumni Association Florida Chapter (UWIAAFL), formerly the UWI Guild of Graduates, Florida Chapter, was formed in 1995 by a group of alumni brought together by their desire to stay connected to their alma mater, to contribute to the development of the University of the West Indies, and to help build communities through volunteer efforts and philanthropy.


Under the dynamic leadership of Ronald White, the chapter was founded with the idea of bringing together the graduates in Florida. Past presidents of the chapter include Ronald White, Anthony Williams, Rupert Rhodd, and Margaret Barrett. The current president is Dr. Carmen Nicholas.

The UWIAAFL maintains relationship with other UWI alumni chapters and participates in the central executive committee of the university.

2016 Executive Committee 

  Carmen Nicholas, PhD
    Miriam Wnite
  Donat Grant
First Vice President
    Rupert Rhodd, PhD
  Justin Vincent
Vice President
  Diana Turnbull
Public Relations Officer




PelicanAs a graduate of The University of the West Indies, I commit myself to uphold the ideals and goals of my alma mater.

My conduct and voice shall reflect the commitment to excellence of the "Light Rising From the West", as I fulfill my social and professional responsibilities and serve my community and region.

I will strive to ensure the UWI's place as a Caribbean icon: the catalyst for Caribbean development and leadership. It is a legacy that I will proudly help build for future generations.

The UWI - First in our hearts and first in our region!

Useful Website Links
- University of the West Indies (UWI):
      Cave Hill | Mona | St. Augustine
- UWI Alumni Online
- The Pelican (University Magazine)
- CHILL (Cave Hill News)
- UWI Today (St. Augustine Campus)
- STAN (St. Augustine Campus News)
- Open Campus News
- Coalition of Jamaican Alumni
  Associations of Florida
- Miami Consulate General of Jamaica