The forum will highlight the accomplishments of V.I. women in business, education, medicine, the military and the ministry. It is the second in a series of planned Golden Jubilee Ideas and Issues Forums, which were popular at the College of the Virgin Islands in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Entitled, "Changing Roles of Women over Fifty Years: for Better or Worse," forum organizer and UVI Associate Campus Executive for Student Affairs Dr. Doris Battiste (’72) said the Women’s Forum is being held to empower female UVI students to realize their potential.
"Since UVI is celebrating its 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary, we have
decided to feature UVI female alumni and highlight their accomplishments," Dr. Battiste said. "This year we are featuring five dynamic female alumni from different professions."
St. Croix presenters, UVI Trustee and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Authority Jennifer Nugent-Hill (’79, ’87) and noted St. Croix gynecologist Dr. Anne O. Treasure (’86), will participate from the Great Hall on the Albert A Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
UVI Professor of Education Dr. Rita Howard (’73), U.S. Army Colonel Caroline Adams-Fawkes (retired) (’88, ’96, ’99), the first female Virgin Islands pilot for the V.I. National Guard, and Pastor Lucia Woods (’73) of Tortola will participate from the Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. A question and answer segment will follow the presentations.
For information, contact the UVI Office of Student Affairs at 693-1120.