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UWI Principal salutes athletes

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Professor Archibald McDonald, principal, University of the West Indies, Mona, gets a photo opportunity with Fredrick Dacres, Shanieka Thomas and Hansle Parchment.

University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Archibald McDonald hosted a special reception for UWI athletes who participated in the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

The celebration, at The Ruins by the Mona Visitors' Lodge last Tuesday was in honour of 110m hurdle medallist Hansle Parchment, triple jump medallist Shanieka Thomas and discus medallist Fredrick Dacres.

The setting of some 30 persons included the president of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Michael Fennell, among other specially invited guests.

McDonald made it clear that UWI's legacy has been moulded by hard work and commended the honourees for their significant contribution to the university and Jamaica.

"UWI produces excellent leaders, thinkers and doers, and the precedence of our community has been set by those who refuse to give up in the pursuit of their dreams," he said.

He added that the awardees are a huge inspiration to Jamaicans, and so the university campus is in full support of its fellow pelicans.

The event featured presentations by singer Melbourne Douglas, popularly known as 'Dburnz', and guitarist Levoy Paul.

Hansle Parchment gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the awardees.