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Dr Glen Christian (left), chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Growth Task Force, bumps elbows with Minna Israel, special adviser to the vice-chancellor on resource development at the UWI, Mona campus.
Dr Glen Christian (left), chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Growth Task Force, bumps elbows with Minna Israel, special adviser to the vice-chancellor on resource development at the UWI, Mona campus.
This is my vision: Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson, chairman and CEO of National Baking Company and patron of the National Baking Company Foundation, declares “profits fuel philanthropy!” As patron, Hendrickson handed over a cheque for $159.6 million at t
This is my vision: Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson, chairman and CEO of National Baking Company and patron of the National Baking Company Foundation, declares “profits fuel philanthropy!” As patron, Hendrickson handed over a cheque for $159.6 million at the launch of the foundation’s BOOST initiative.
Professor Dale Webber, pro-vice-chancellor and principal, UWI, Mona campus (second right), and chairman and CEO of National Baking Company and patron Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson point to the cheque for $159.6 million presented by the foundation at the lau
Professor Dale Webber, pro-vice-chancellor and principal, UWI, Mona campus (second right), and chairman and CEO of National Baking Company and patron Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson point to the cheque for $159.6 million presented by the foundation at the launch of its BOOST initiative. Also holding the cheque are Professor Michael Taylor, dean of UWI’s Faculty of Science and Technology (far left), and NBCF Chairman Brian Jardim.
Cementing the partnership: Dr André Coy, associate dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI, Mona campus (left), greets Brian Jardim, chairman of the National Baking Company Foundation, with an elbow bump.
Cementing the partnership: Dr André Coy, associate dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI, Mona campus (left), greets Brian Jardim, chairman of the National Baking Company Foundation, with an elbow bump.
Final-year UWI student Alexander Clarke (far right) captures the attention of (from left) Heidi Hendrickson, Professor Michael Taylor, dean of the UWI’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and Danielle Mullings, president-elect, Mona Guild of Students and
Final-year UWI student Alexander Clarke (far right) captures the attention of (from left) Heidi Hendrickson, Professor Michael Taylor, dean of the UWI’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and Danielle Mullings, president-elect, Mona Guild of Students and president of the Faculty of Science and Technology Guild Committee, UWI. Clarke, a student in Environmental Sciences, is the first beneficiary of a scholarship under the STEM Enhancement Scholarship Fund, a part of the National Baking Company Foundation’s BOOST initiative.
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There was an air of anticipation at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, as the National Baking Company Foundation (NBCF) officially launched its Building Out Our STEM Teachers (BOOST) Programme. The foundation will contribute $159,600,000 over six years through a groundbreaking partnership with The University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculties of Science and Technology and Humanities and Education departments, which is expected to impact thousands of students. Academics, students and business leaders exchanged views and shared education insights at the event. Here are the highlights.