Voices April - September 2023

10 24 April- September 2023 | VOICES Bi- Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica President’s Award for Excellence in the Ancillary Category Distinguished Past Student Award Ms. Janice Gallimore, Facilities Management Department receives the President’s Award for Excellence in the Ancillary category from Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President, UTech, Ja. Alumnus Mr. Germaine Barrett, founder and Executive Director of the Jamaica Association for Debating and Empowering (JADE Ltd.) receives the Distinguished Past Student Award from Professor Haldane Johnson, Deputy President, UTech, Ja. Mr. Barrett is a seasoned debater, judicator and debate administrator with over 15 years of experience in the art with specialization in British parliamentary, world schools and American parliamentary debate formats. Mr. Barrett has represented the University of Technology, Jamaica a record seven times at the highest level of global competitive debating, the world’s university debating championship where he topped the Caribbean and Latin American region in 2011 and again in 2013 while competing in Butswana, Africa, Berlin and Germany respectively. He ranks amongst Jamaica’s most accomplished adjudicators and has revolutionized the practice of debating by investing his time and other resources to develop debaters Islandwide. Currently, he serves as the coach of the UTech, Ja. Debating and Public Speaking society, the most acclaimed debating society, having earned the JADE award for society of the year, tertiary division six times. Dr. Janet Campbell- Shelly, Associate Vice President, Quality Assurance (Acting) and 35-year long service awardee responded on behalf of the awardees with words of thanks for the opportunities CAST/UTech, Ja. provided. She expressed that, “it’s through this institution that many of us have found our God-given purpose in life and now we are totally fulfilled. It is this institution that gave us the opportunity to mentor and to guide young lives so that today our graduates are respected professional and entrepreneurs across the world,” she stated.