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

June 2017



n September 26, 2014 His Excellency Dong Xiaojun, then

Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica officially handed over a

scholarship cheque valued at $1M to offset tuition fees for

select UTech, Jamaica students. Five students were awarded

scholarships during the handing over ceremony held at the Papine

campus. The Chinese Embassy has continued to provide the

annual Scholarship since 2014.

In March 2017 His Excellency Niu Qingbao, current Ambassador,

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica pledged to

increase the scholarship funding to $1.25 million dollars.

Pictured at right, Camrie Hines, then student of the School of Public

Health and Health Technology and one of the five scholarship

awardees, gives the vote of thanks following the scholarship

presentation held at Lillian’s Restaurant, Papine campus. Seated

at the head table are His Excellency Dong Xiaojun, then Chinese

Ambassador to Jamaica and Mrs. Garcia McLennon, Director,

Student Financing.

Brittany Walfall, School of Computing and

Information Technology (SCIT) student and

resident of Hall E, Papine Campus, accepts her

award for Outstanding Leadership from Prof.

Stephen Vasciannie, President.

Guest Speaker at the Halls of Residence Annual Dinner and Awards

Ceremony, Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid (centre) displays her UTech,

Jamaica Appreciation award as she poses with University Registrar,

Dr. Elaine Wallace and President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie.

Hebert Thomas, Doctor of Medical Dentistry

student, College of Oral Health Sciences,

who resides on the Dennis Johnson Hall of

Residence, accepts his award for Outstanding

Leadership from Prof. Vasciannie.

Student Services Honours Residential Students

at Annual Reception and Awards Ceremony

Chinese Embassy Increases Scholarship Funding

to UTech, Ja Students


he Division of Student Services and Registry on Saturday, April 22, 2017 hosted its annual Halls of Residence Dinner and Awards Ceremony in honour

of members of the student body, for excellence in various areas of student life.