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Fraser-Pryce among three to get honorary UWI degrees

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 8:18 PM
Fraser-Pryce, a multiple Olympic gold medallist and one of Jamaica's greatest female athletes, will receive the Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

Jamaican track and field star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and internationally acclaimed Jamaican writer and poet, Lorna Goodison, are among three people to be conferred with honorary doctorates by the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI, Mona) at graduation ceremonies in October.

American actor, humanitarian and a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, Daniel 'Danny" Glover, will also be conferred with an honorary degree. 
IN PHOTO: Danny Glover

Glover and Goodison, the author of the famous poem 'For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength)', will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.


IN PHOTO: Lorna Goodison

The university made the announcement this afternoon.

Fraser-Pryce, a multiple Olympic gold medallist and one of Jamaica's greatest female athletes, will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.