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On April 1, Lindsay Brockington, 23, was crowned the new Miss UVI 2000-2001 at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Pageant. Juann Fredericks was first runner-up and Wendy Wheeler was second runner-up.
A New York City native, Brockington says she is looking forward to her role as ambassador for the University of the Virgin Islands.
"I want to see the dormitories full of students, I want to see people sitting on the green for campus events. There is so much to be utilized at UVI," she says.
What Brockington relishes at UVI are the personal, one-on-one relationships students develop with faculty. Those relationships, she says, are hard to establish at larger universities.
"My classes are really small and personal –– my teachers are so smart. I'd like to make more people aware of UVI's strong points."
Brockington hopes that by traveling as Miss UVI to other Caribbean islands she'll be able to influence more young people to enroll at UVI. "In the Dutch, the French, the ‘ABC’ islands, when a little girl sees me with a crown on my head, hopefully it will leave a positive impression," she says.
Brockington knows a bit about traveling and meeting new people. As a child, she lived abroad with her mother in Paris and later in Tokyo. "It definitely influenced me –– being thrust into completely different surroundings."
A graduate of Hunter College Grade School and Hunter College High School in Manhattan, Brockington attended Cornell University for one year. With a rapid-fire verbal style that matches her high-energy persona, Brockington said that since moving to the Virgin Islands she has been urged to slow down. She's considering it, with just a little hesitation.
"It's nice to know I have the option to go full throttle or not," she says.
A speech communication and theater major, Brockington is a member of the radio club and is elections committee chairperson. An appreciation of nature also has led her to become first mate on a sailboat.
All in all, she says that adapting to life in the Virgin Islands has been a very pleasant experience. "I'm having a fine time," she says.
If Brockington has her way, UVI students, faculty and staff won't be the only ones familiar with her likeness. As executive producer of her own television talk show, — "Lindsay's Show" –– she'd like to have the program air on WTJX Channel 12 or WSVI Channel 8.
"I'm a visionary in everything I do. I don't think small," Brockington says.

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