CMI Alumna gives back
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.