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CMI Alumna gives back

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 4:00 AM
The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) held an inaugural meeting of its new Alumni Association last Wednesday, April 20, at the CMI’s Workforce Development Centre at the Air Jamaica Building in downtown Kingston. The event was widely supported by dozens of graduates including Marjorie Kennedy, former Jamaica Exporters' Association president, who endorsed the formal creation of the association as a well-needed avenue to boost the development of the institute. The association will be fuelled through the support and contributions of the association’s members. Kennedy, and her daughter, Catherine Johnston, made the first contribution at the event, presenting a scholarship valued at $600,000 to be used to finance the education of needy students at the institute. From left: Marjory Kennedy hands over the half a million dollar cheque to Dr Fritz Pinnock, CMI executive director. Looking on are Catherine Johnston and Vivette Grant, CMI’s deputy executive director.
Marjory Kennedy (centre), will also serve on the steering committee as interim president to mobilise the development of the association as the institute transitions to a university. The other members include the following (from left): Captain Devron Newman, dean of marine and professional studies at the CMI; Anton Young, head of Knightsman Security Limited; Hortense Ross Innerarity, superintendent of Pilotage at the Port Authority of Jamaica; Joan Andrea Hutchinson, technical services manager at the CMI; Donovan Wignal, CEO of Mairtrans International Logistics Limited; Elaine Hayden, senior manager of projects and strategic initiatives, CMI; Simone Chamberlain of Lasco Distributors Limited; Shanice Taylor of the CMI and Gordon Foote, general manager of IBM.
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The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) held an inaugural meeting of its new Alumni Association last Wednesday, April 20, at the CMI's Workforce Development Centre at the Air Jamaica Building in downtown Kingston. The event was widely supported by dozens of graduates including Marjorie Kennedy, former Jamaica Exporters' Association president, who endorsed the formal creation of the association as a well-needed avenue to boost the development of the institute.

The association will be fuelled through the support and contributions of the association's members. Kennedy, and her daughter, Catherine Johnston, made the first contribution at the event, presenting a scholarship valued at $600,000 to be used to finance the education of needy students at the institute.

From left: Marjory Kennedy hands over the half a million dollar cheque to Dr Fritz Pinnock, CMI executive director. Looking on are Catherine Johnston and Vivette Grant, CMI's deputy executive director.