Shirline Henriques, Women’s Ministries Director, Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was awarded the 2006 President’s Medallion at Northern Caribbean University on 13 June during the morning session of a two-part graduation exercise in Mandeville, Jamaica.
A nurse by profession, Mrs. Henriques is an outstanding alumna of NCU as well as an outstanding health professional and health educator. She has contributed to the development of the health services in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the United States, stated a press release.
Born in the Cayman Islands, Mrs. Henriques graduated from NCU in 1974 and received advanced training in the US, Britain and Trinidad. She has served as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Training Officer and AIDS Home Care Co-coordinator and Educator at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.
She has been an instrumental facilitator of the national health services strategic plan in the Cayman Islands and has served as Chief Nursing Officer of the Cayman Islands Red Cross. She has served on a number of boards and is a founding member of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
A past member of the executive committee of West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, her work for the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been outstanding.
As a member of the board of the Andrews Memorial Hospital and as an Elder of the Bodden Town Adventist Church. Mrs. Henriques is currently serving as ADRA Director for Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She has led several ADRA Cayman teams overseas to build a house and clinic.
Mrs. Henriques’ service to her profession, her church and her community has not gone unnoticed. In 1995, she received the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour for her gallant work with persons with AIDS; in 1997 she was selected Nurse of the Year; and in 2000, she was voted Alumni of the Year by NCU. Mrs. Henriques continues to serve NCU as a member of the board of governors.
Each year, the President’s Medallion is awarded to an outstanding individual, who has not only represented NCU well, but has contributed to its growth.