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Nine to get honorary degrees at UWI, Mona graduation

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 1:30 PM

Nine persons who have been outstanding in their respective vocations will be given honorary degrees by the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona during this year's graduation exercise.

Among the honorees are renowned actress and model Grace Jones, well-known musician Montgomery 'Monty' Alexander, businessman Kenneth Benjamin and cricketer Michael Holding.

At the ceremony for the Mona campus scheduled for November 2 - 3, Jones will be given a DLitt for her achievements as an entertainer, model and global trendsetter.

Similarly, Alexander and Carl McCall of the United States, will be given DLitt for achievements in music and leadership in the public service, respectively.

Also getting a DLitt is Professor Shirley J. Thompson, a Jamaican based in the United Kingdom, for her ground-breaking work as a classical music composer, artistic director and educator.

Holding will get a LLD for achievements in the sport of cricket as will Benjamin for leadership in the field of security.

Donette Chin-Loy Chang will also be given a LLD for philanthropy, as well as Lloyd A. Williams for his contributions in leadership.

Completing the list of honorees for Jamaica is noted agricultural scientist Dr Karl Wellington, who will be given a DSc for his contributions to the field.

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