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Immaculate to induct six into Hall of Fame

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jennifer Hoyes
Rita Humphries-Lewin, founder of Barita Investments Limited.
Valerie Levy
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Six past students of Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) will be inducted into the ICHS Hall of Fame at its second benefit banquet, which will be staged on Saturday, March 21 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

They are Valerie Levy (1951), for business and education; Rita Humphries-Lewin (1954), for finance; Patsy Lyn (1958), posthumously for volunteerism and social services; Yvonne Lyew (1952), for volunteerism and social services; Beryl Williams (1945), for volunteerism and social services; and Jennifer Hoyes (1969), for volunteerism and social services. The banquet is again under the patronage of GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby.

"I am again honoured to be associated with this event that recognises extraordinary women who have gone on to make a strong and meaningful impact in Jamaica and the world,' said Wehby.

PRICELESS ASSISTANCE

He added, "Our educational institutions need support, and the help and generosity of past students provides priceless assistance in how the institution functions. We owe these institutions a great deal because they have helped shape who we are."

Angela Patterson, president of the ICHS Alumnae Association, Jamaica chapter, said they were "mindful of the next generation of citizens who ICHS will produce, and their diverse requirements for a sound education".

"The Hall of Fame pays tribute to, and honours the learning that takes place at the school, the women who go on to lead remarkable lives and the inevitable mentoring that lifts the next generation of ICHS leaders."

The benefit banquet also raises funds for bright, aspiring students would otherwise not have had the chance to complete their tertiary education.

Chair of the ICHS Hall of Fame, Donette Chin-Loy Chang, said, "We stand on the shoulders of the amazing ICHS graduates and faculty, and are privileged to be honouring some of them at this event," she said.