The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (Florida)

Oriens Ex Occidente Lux - A Light Rising from the West

About the Chapter


The University of West Indies Alumni Association Florida Chapter (UWIAAFL Chapter), 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 a relationship with other UWI alumni chapters and participates in the central executive committee of the university.


Current Executive Committee 


Carmen Nicholas, PhD


Miriam Wnite


Donat Grant
First Vice President


Rupert Rhodd, PhD


Justin Vincent
Vice President


Diana Turnbull
Public Relations Officer

The Alumni Pledge


As 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 Links

The University of the West Indies

Cave Hill


St. Augustine

Open Campus


UWI Alumni Online

Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Assocs of Florida

Consulate General of Jamaica - Southeast USA

The University of the West Indies Alumni Association, Inc


P.O. Box 970313

Coconut Creek, Florida 33097