15 April – June 2022 | VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica Architect Jacquian Lawton, Head, Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA), FOBE expressed that the light tables, valued at $220,000.00, are a welcome addition to the range of resources that the CSA employs to give students the best possible training. “These light tables are tools which are relevant to understanding three dimensional thinking through two dimensional cut drawings,” she explained. Mr. Martin Linton, UTech, Ja alumnus and Commercial Manager, Construction Systems International and Ms. Michelle Miller, People Services Coordinator, Neustone Projects, presented the tables to the CSA. Mr. Linton expressed the company’s pride at being able to fulfill the request of students, who identified the light tables as a major piece of equipment that would enhance their course of study, at a meeting at the beginning of the Academic year. The tables were designed and custom-built following consultation with the Faculty. Four UTech, Jamaica students from the College of Health Sciences (COHS) and the Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences were awarded a total of $350,000.00 in scholarships by representatives of Indies Pharma, a Jamaican pharmaceutical distributor, on June 10, 2022 at a special presentation ceremony at the UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus. The recipients are Danielle Hamil and Javeik Shaw, Bachelor of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences students and Bethany Blake and Shanique Dunstan, Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Joint College of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Science students. Dr. Adella Campbell, Dean, COHS congratulated the students on their stellar achievement, expressing “your hard work and desire to succeed propelled you into this unique position.” She also thanked Indies Pharma for their “generous assistance to our students, during this difficult time,” adding that the scholarship will go a far way in assisting the students to complete their courses of study. Miss Sabrina Serrant, Assistant Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Indies Pharma, who brought remarks on behalf of the President and CEO of the company, Dr. Guna Muppuri, O.D., noted that the occasion is a special one that “commemorated the passion, vision and mission of Indies Pharma in recognising the achievements of our future generation and contributing to the educational and social development of our country.” Bethany Blake, in delivering the vote of thanks, noted “by virtue of the company’s support of the educational endeavours of students like me, our dreams and aspirations will become a reality.” Caribbean School of Architecture Receives Donation of Light Tables Four Students Awarded Scholarships by Indies Pharma Officers of UTech, Jamaica join Indies Pharma scholarship recipients for a photo during a presentation ceremony on June 10, 2022 at the UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus. From left are Mrs. Tamara Martin, Programme Director – Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Adella Campbell, Dean, College of Health Sciences, students Miss Shanique Dunstan, Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Miss Danielle Hamil, Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Miss Bethany Blake, Bachelor of Pharmacy, COHS and Dr. Andrea Daly, Head, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences. Absent is student, Mr. Javeik Shaw, Bachelor of Pharmacy, who joined the ceremony via Zoom. (L-R) Ms. Jacquiann Lawton, Head, Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA), Faculty of The Built Environment (FOBE), Mr. Andre Baugh, Programme Director, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (BAAS), Ms. Salema Oti, Design Studio Lead and Lecturer, FOBE, Ms. Michelle Miller, People Services Coordinator, Neustone Projects and Mr. Martin Linton, Commercial Manager, Construction Systems International are all smiles at the presentation of light tables by the two companies, to enhance teaching and learning tools in the BAAS course of study. The donation was presented on April 4, 2022 at the CSA, UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus.