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August - September 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica


tudents of the Faculty of Science and Sport (FOSS) now have a

resplendent space on the grounds of the 235 Old Hope Road

location to call their own. The beautiful, purposefully designed

“Phoenix Park” was officially opened by FOSS at a special ceremony

held on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Dean, Dr. Kamilah Hylton expressed thanks to the team in the Faculty

led by Vice-Dean, Mr Patrick Williams, for spearheading the project

to realise comfortable outdoor seating area for its students who were

often seen sitting and studying in the hallways. The Dean lauded

sponsors of the Park, Jamaica Broilers through its Reggae Jammin

brand and Nunez Concrete and Construction Company Ltd.

No ordinary Gazebo

Visitors to the new students’ park will notice immediately that the

lovely space is no ordinary gazebo. Phoenix Park boasts concrete

benches, tables, large, red umbrella’s subtly branded by sponsors

Reggae Jammin, golden angelic figures interspersed throughout and

a water fountain.

In declaring the park officially opened, President, Prof. Stephen

Vasciannie congratulated FOSS on “the development of the lovely

seating area,” adding that the park represents an important attempt

to take into account the interests of our students, as we all strive to

create a student-friendly environment.” He thanked Dean Hylton, Vice-

Dean Williams and other members of staff for their commitment to the

realization of the project.

The President noted further that the FOSS Phoenix Park for students

also represents valuable collaboration between academia and the

private sector. “I join the Faculty of Science and Sport in expressing

gratitude to Jamaica Broilers, through their Reggae Jammin brand for

contributing the concrete benches, tables, umbrellas, angelic figures

and signage to the Park. I also offer gratitude to Nunez Concrete and

Construction Company for the water fountain and to our own Facilities

Management Division (FMD) for providing the concrete base for each

of the seating areas.”

FOSS Opens “Phoenix Park” for Students

Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, cuts the ribbon officially marking the opening of

Phoenix Park, opened by the Faculty of Science and Sport for its students on Friday, July

14, 2017. Participating in the happy occasion are Dr. Kamilah Hylton (right), Dean, Faculty

of Science and Sport, Prof. Colin Gyles, (left) Deputy President and Miss Racquel Watson,

Brand Manager, Reggae Jammin and Hamilton’s Smokehouse Ltd.

FOSS Students, Kimberlee Robinson , Acting FOSS Student Representative and

Rhoshmaine Chambers, Advisor to Students’ Union President pose with Miss Racquel

Watson, Brand Manager, Reggae Jammin and Hamilton’s Smokehouse Ltd and Mr. Patrick

Williams, Vice-Dean, FOSS following their participation in the unveiling of the sign marking

the opening of the Phoenix Park for students located on the lawns of the Faculty.

Guests enjoy refreshments at the lovely Phoenix Park, following the opening ceremony.