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Manfrino turns from reef health to local education

For more than two decades, Carrie Manfrino has been the face and driving force behind the Central Caribbean Marine Institute and its Little Cayman Research Centre.

Updated: Windsor Park brushfire extinguished

A brushfire Windsor Park has been brought under control, but fire crews will remain at the scene until it is deemed there is no further risk to the surrounding area.

Former CCMI director joins UCCI

The founder and longtime President and CEO of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute has joined the University College of the Cayman Islands as a visiting scholar and research professor.

UCCI student’s dream is kept alive

A former University College of Cayman Islands student celebrates receiving scholarship to enable her to continue her education in Canada.

UCCI’s nursing programme celebrates seven years

The eighth cohort of the University College of the Cayman Islands School of Nursing is about to begin its four-year course of studies.

UCCI vocational programme students receive honours

More than 100 students who were part of an accelerated vocational programme received their certificates at a ceremony last week at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

R3 Cayman Foundation grants shift focus to ‘Recovery’

In its latest set of financial awards, R3 Cayman Foundation has announced that grants totalling more than $190,000 are earmarked for several local non-profit...

$5,000 donated to UCCI’s vocational training programme

Philanthropist Granger Haugh was donated $5,000 to the University College of the Cayman Islands' Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme.

UCCI courses to teach job skills for post-COVID economy

The University College of the Cayman Islands is offering a series of compressed vocational courses, beginning 27 July, to target job skills needed in the post-COVID-19 economy, some of which were revealed in a recent survey by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
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UCCI students win regional research challenge

The University College of the Cayman Islands, representing the Cayman Islands, topped the Atlantic Islands regional CFA Institute Research Challenge for the second year in a row on 21 Feb. in Miami, Florida.

UCCI students get career guidance from GirlForce 100

Members of GirlForce 100, a female youth-mentoring initiative for 100 Women in Finance, visited the University College of the Cayman Islands last week to offer career guidance to students.

First group of UCCI students completes coding class

The first class of 25 students has completed a set of introductory code courses as part of a partnership between Cayman Enterprise City, the University College of the Cayman Islands and Code Fellows.

UCCI president speaks at women’s leadership forum

Stacy McAfee, the president and CEO of the University College of the Cayman Islands, spoke at the 2019 National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference held 14-15 Nov. in National Harbor, Maryland.

UCCI students graduate

More than 170 students graduated in a ceremony from UCCI last week

STEM conference shows changing world

If students didn’t already know, they were told on Wednesday morning that their world is permeated by science and technology and that aspect of their world is only going to expand.

McAfee: Education is a public good

With the understanding that an educated populace is a country’s most important resource and that developing human potential is arguably the most significant responsibility of every society, UNESCO is calling on “governments and all partners to make universal quality education a leading priority.”

EDITORIAL – Cayman government: UCCI’s ‘silent partner’

The education ministry’s, and education minister’s, prolonged snub of UCCI comes during a critical time, not only for the college but for the future of higher education in our country – and just at a moment when it is especially vital for avenues of information to be kept wide open.

EDITORIAL – ‘Help Wanted’: A bold vision for a world-class university

The retirement of Roy Bodden from the position of president at the University College of the Cayman Islands presents leaders with the opportunity to write a bold new chapter in the history of higher education in our country.

UCCI professor suspended over police probe

A University College of the Cayman Islands professor has been suspended in connection with an ongoing police investigation, the university’s president, Roy Bodden, confirmed to the Cayman Compass. The teacher was arrested March 30 in relation to a probe being conducted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Family Support Unit in conjunction with the newly formed Multi-Agency Safegaurding Hub.

EDITORIAL – UCCI: Cayman’s ‘flagship’ school still foundering

The residents of the Cayman Islands deserve far better from our country’s “national university.” The University College of the Cayman Islands is losing students, losing money and losing whatever esteem it might retain in the minds of the local professional community.
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College administrator signed blank checks for Syed

The provost of the UCCI signed blank checks for former president Hassan Syed, trusting that it was for college business, Grand Court heard Friday. Robert Geoffroy, in a police statement read to the court in Syed’s trial, acknowledged he had co-signed three college checks for the president.

Syed trial: Accountant paid off credit cards without seeing statements

The University College of the Cayman Islands’ accountant paid off former president Hassan Syed’s credit cards without ever seeing the statements, he told a Grand Court jury this week. Khemkaran Singh said he had repeatedly asked Mr. Syed for receipts and credit card statements to support his spending on college funded credit cards.

UCCI dean quizzed on credit card policy

The former dean of the University College of the Cayman Islands Brian Chapell testified that the college had no written policy for the use of staff credit cards. Hassan Syed has denied 12 charges, including theft, obtaining money transfers by deception and obtaining a pecuniary advantage.

ICCI president concerned over low standards for students

Only one in five students coming into the International College of the Cayman Islands from public schools and the University College of the Cayman Islands are able to pass basic math and English tests, according to ICCI’s president.

EDITORIAL – ICCI president’s pursuit of higher education standards

David Marshall, president of International College of the Cayman Islands, is battling for accountability and standards in local higher education. He should not be the lone combatant in this worthy struggle. In order to succeed, Dr. Marshall needs the support of this country. He surely has ours.

UCCI awards honorary doctorate to Steve McField

Steve McField has received an honorary doctorate from the University College of the Cayman Islands for his contributions to the fields of law, history, politics, public education and nation building. Mr. McField was presented the award by university president Roy Bodden.

Nuclear power ‘a viable alternative’ for Cayman

New advances in technology could make the nuclear option a viable alternative for the Cayman Islands’ future energy needs, students at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference heard. Jeffrey Hausaman said nuclear could potentially provide a stable source of low-cost energy to the islands.

NASA space exploration expert in Cayman to inspire students

Just days after U.S. President Barack Obama targeted a manned mission to Mars by 2030, one of the men responsible for making it happen was in the Cayman Islands to tell young students they could aspire to be part of it. Dave Lavery, NASA’s program executive for solar system exploration, discussed some of the exploratory work already under way on Mars.

NASA robot expert to headline STEM conference at UCCI

The head of NASA’s Mars Rover program will headline the STEM Carib Conference next month.

Business in brief: Workshop held on culture/heritage policy

Members of the committee that is leading work to create the Cayman Islands’ first National Cultural and Heritage Policy and Plan.

St. Vincent and Grenadines PM to speak at UCCI lecture series

The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, will speak about international terrorism and the extent to which Caribbean countries could be affected by their levels of preparedness, on June 16 at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

UCCI president tapped for global mentoring role

Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, is to become a mentor in the MasterCard Foundation scholars program. The program...

A chance to watch the transit of Mercury

The Cayman Islands Astronomical Society and the University College of the Cayman Islands are joining forces to offer a glimpse of a rare astronomical event.

Math challenges high school students

More than 100 students from all eight high schools in the Cayman Islands competed at the annual Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge at the University College of the Cayman Islands on April 14 and 15.

UCCI hails new partnership with US university

When a small group of Cayman students sits down for a lecture in linear algebra next month, it will be a milestone in the history of higher education in the Cayman Islands.

UCCI students sing for acceptance

Students, faculty and staff of the University College of Cayman Islands offered a special performance last Thursday to promote tolerance and acceptance.

Leos show support for Crisis Centre

The Tropical Garden Omega Leos at the University College of the Cayman Islands raised $150 on behalf of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

North Side students explore careers

North Side primary students recently had the opportunity to learn about a variety of jobs at a careers day.

TED talk deadline extended

Registration has been extended until March 11 at 11:59 p.m. for those who have not yet applied to attend the second annual TEdxUCCI talk.

Students explore careers at expo

Schools, businesses, government entities and the University College of the Cayman Islands were in the spotlight at the annual Chamber of Commerce Careers, Education and Training Expo on the campus of UCCI on Feb. 26.

New scholarships available for hospitality students

Hospitality students in the Cayman Islands have a new opportunity to further their studies in the field at an American university.

UCCI hosts free TED Talk simulcast

The University College of the Cayman Islands is setting up access on campus for students and visitors to view a free TED Talk next week.

Passport2Success program aims to help fight unemployment

Since Premier Alden McLaughlin called out the “unacceptably high rate” of Caymanian unemployment in his New Year’s message, leaders have been trying to come...

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