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

June 2017


Students’ Union Handing Over Ceremony


he UTech, Jamaica Students’ Union Council held its annual “changing of

the guards” for student leadership at its Handing Over Ceremony held on

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Student Activity Centre. Outgoing President Mr.

Dimitri McGregor (right) presents Prof. Colin Gyles, Deputy President with a special

appreciation award for his “continous support of the UTech, Jamaica Students’ Union.

Pictured below, the incoming Students’ Union Council Executive members for the

2017-2018 Academic Year recite the Oath of Office led by Joelle Blake (at podium),

outgoing Executive Secretary, in which they pledged their commitment to serve the

student body. Looking on are Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, (left) President, and Prof.

Colin Gyles, Deputy President, UTech, Jamaica.

New Students’ Union Executive 2017 -2018

Shinay Ford

Vice President, Finance

School of Business Administration


“When opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Narado Hylton

Vice President, Student Services

School of Business Administration


“What is life without change?”

Tia Ferguson

Executive Secretary

College of Health Sciences


“May I never forget on my best day that I needed God

as desperately as I did on my worst day.”

Kimone V. Roper



Vice President, Academic Affairs

School of Computing and Information Technology


“Leadership is based on INSPIRATION, not domination;

on COOPERATION, not intimidation”

-William Arthur Wood

Granville Knight


College of Health Sciences


“This is leadership: being able to influence for good;

having the ability to be loved and hated by the same

people yet be respected; to be able balance the

challenges of leadership. This is leadership. “

Christine Davis

Vice President, Public Relations

School of Business Administration


“The art of communication is the language of