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
First Vice President
Rupert Rhodd, PhD
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!
The University of the West Indies