Deborah-Ann Lee has been named by Rotary Sunrise as Rotarian of the year 2005 -2006.
She is the resident tutor and head of the School of Continuing Studies and Distance Education for the University of the West Indies.
Previously Ms Lee was an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI, St Augustine Campus Trinidad, and prior to that the head of faculty at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.
She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of Ottawa, Canada, a post graduate diploma in Educational Administration and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of the West Indies.
For Rotary Sunrise she was director of Vocational Service and with the support of the committee’s dedicated members undertook projects in the areas of the literacy programme at the Fairbanks Prisons, the STAARS Programme with the Department of Social Services, where assistance was given to persons in resume writing and interviewing skills, the school’s debate programme and the reintroduction of the Rotaract Club.
She has achieved perfect attendance, and through her enthusiasm and commitment encouraged others to follow suit and enjoy a very successful year. Her gentle demeanor has earned respect from all those at board, committee, community and fellowship events who have been fortunate enough to work with her.
She is one of 71 members of Rotary Sunrise. Mostly young professionals from Cayman and 15 other countries who meet at the Grand Old House for breakfast every Wednesday morning, Rotary Sunrise probably has the youngest average age of any Rotary Club in the world.