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UCCI scholarship recipients announced

Recipients of the Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation – UCCI Scholarship were announced on 28 Oct. in a ceremony at the University College of...

Cayman’s jobseekers look to training options for reopening

Dozens of jobseekers turned out for the careers open day, held 8-9 Sept. at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, to explore employment and learning opportunities through the National Tourism Training Programme.
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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.

Job seekers explore opportunities at Chamber careers expo

Eager job seekers and those looking for direction for future careers turned out to the Chamber of Commerce careers expo Thursday.

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.

UCCI adds new networking centre

A remodelled classroom at the University College of the Cayman Islands is opening a new door on the digital world, officials said. 

UCCI expects budget boost

An anticipated infusion of $1.3 million from the Ministry of Education is allowing the University College of the Cayman Islands to end its year with a balanced budget. 

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.

Cayman Finance celebrates student education and work experience programme

Cayman Finance celebrated the completion of the fifth year of its Student Education and Work Experience Programme that saw more than 40 students in 2019 benefit from workshops, mentorship and work placements.

STEM Carib 2019 set for October

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UCCI teams up to promote coding

The University College of the Cayman Islands is the latest to join in the effort to boost the number of coders in Cayman.

New school year starts in two weeks

The new school year starts on the week beginning 26 Aug., the Department of Education Services has announced.

Business leader with Brac ties to address UCCI

A first-generation American with roots in Cayman Brac will be the keynote speaker at the University College of the Cayman Islands’ commencement ceremony 7 Nov.

UCCI hospitality graduate receives grant

A University College of the Cayman Islands hospitality programme graduate has received a grant from spice company McCormick & Company to further his studies.

Women Code Cayman group completes first full course

Tavia and Ava Turner do not always have a lot of free time to spend together.

UCCI staring down the barrel of budget deficit

Stacy McAfee says hard choices are ahead for the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Cayman’s governor gets a speedy education

In the space of 90 minutes, Governor Martyn Roper was whisked through a series of crash courses in steel pan playing, chemistry, sushi making, media production and computer programming.

Roy Bodden launches his sixth book

Author and historian Roy Bodden entertained hundreds of interested readers at Sir Vassel Johnson Hall in the University College of the Cayman Islands on Saturday night when he launched his latest book.

US State Department picks UCCI professor for programme

University College of the Cayman Islands assistant professor of arts and humanities Ivan Eubanks has been chosen as one of about 80 U.S. citizens to spend a month working as an English-language specialist for the U.S. State Department in Pakistan this summer.

UCCI approves delayed 5-year strategic plan

Nearly a year after it was originally expected to be complete, a five-year strategic plan for the University College of the Cayman Islands was approved by its board of governors on Wednesday.

UCCI swears in first female president

Leaning on local history, Stacy McAfee, the new president and CEO of the University College of the Cayman Islands, invoked nautical themes during her official inauguration Tuesday evening.

UCCI students win regional investment competition

University College of the Cayman Islands topped the Atlantic Islands regional CFA investment research competition for the first time on Feb. 22 in Miami, Florida.

Contest in ethics launched at UCCI

A group of local college students has a challenge when it comes to ethics.

Student consulting initiative enters 11th year

The Student Consulting Programme started its 11th year last week, with 18 students and five small businesses participating in this year’s program.

Chamber’s Careers Expo presents job opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Careers, Education & Training Expo is set to give over 700 students the opportunity to speak with 34 businesses and organizations that are presenting scholarship, internship and career opportunities.

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.”

UCCI’s new president has big dreams

The new president of the University College of the Cayman Islands would like to see the school play a more vital role in helping to shape the future of the territory.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Famous for walking the campus, UCCI president steps away

From the beginning of his nine-year tenure, Mr. Bodden has made his presence known on the small campus. A tall lanky figure with an ambling gait, he is famous for walking the grounds on an almost daily basis, engaging with students and staff alike.

Barkers National Park: A series of false starts

Confusion over Barkers National Park boundaries, a lack of a cohesive development plan and poor management have left the peninsula at the northwest tip of North Sound arguably worse off than it was when Prince Edward attended its dedication ceremony in 2003.

UCCI President Bodden honored as emeritus

In a more than three-hour ceremony, J.A. Roy Bodden, =president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was praised for his nine years at the helm of the school

UCCI launches adult learning program

Karen Powery-Ebanks believes she’s finally on the cusp of being able to pursue her bachelor’s degree.

CEC receives UCCI President’s Medal

Roy Bodden, president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, presented Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City, with the President’s Medal at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony held in Sir Vassel Johnson Hall on Nov. 1.

UCCI set to unveil new degree program for working adults

University College of the Cayman Islands President Roy Bodden believes the country’s adult population is an untapped resource for college study.

EDITORIAL – Passing the baton at UCCI

The University College of the Cayman Islands will begin the new year with a new president. Officials announced last week that Stacy McAfee will take the helm on Jan. 1, 2019.

Stacy McAfee named as new UCCI president

After a yearlong search, officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands announced on Wednesday that a new president and chief executive officer has been chosen to lead the school beginning Jan. 1.

UCCI names new president, CEO

Dr. Stacy R. McAfee has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of the University College of the Cayman Islands. She will take over the post Jan. 1, 2019, replacing outgoing president Roy Bodden.

200 students graduate from UCCI

About 200 graduates of the University College of the Cayman Islands received their diplomas last Thursday night amid cheers and accolades.

UCCI nursing graduates pinned

The University College of the Cayman Islands honored its second class of nursing students in a pinning ceremony on Thursday night.

UCCI reopens expanded student-run canteen

The recently reopened canteen at the University College of the Cayman Islands is not only getting favorable student reviews, but is also giving hospitality students a chance to gain culinary skills.

UCCI adds master’s in human resources

The University College of the Cayman Islands has added a master’s degree in human resource management to its offerings.

Attorney General office reportedly sides with UCCI board

The chairman of the University College of the Cayman Islands Board of Governors said he believes a letter from the Office of the Attorney General gives the board the authority to control the school’s course and program offerings. The board had sought clarification on that authority when it sent a letter last December to the solicitor general.

UCCI close to naming its next president

University College of the Cayman Islands officials expect to announce a new president within the next few weeks.

Students to experience serious side of gaming

In conjunction with its annual convention and video game competition this Saturday, officials with Gamers Bay are touring Cayman government high schools this week.

UCCI hosts STEM Carib conference

California high school teacher and author Adam Weiner will be the featured speaker at this year’s STEM Carib Conference, scheduled for Oct. 9-12 at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Bodden still at helm as UCCI president search continues

A new year kicked off this month at the University College of the Cayman Islands with Roy Bodden still the president of the institution.

UCCI nursing building to be delayed

Plans for constructing a nursing building at the University College of the Cayman Islands have been delayed due to a planned road widening that will take away space needed for student parking.

New UCCI vice president and provost announced

The search for a new president for the University College of the Cayman Islands continues, but the school has named Livingston Smith as its first vice president and provost.

Mystery illnesses plague UCCI

For three years, some employees at the University College of the Cayman Islands have been complaining about health problems they believe are workplace related. But the source of what may be causing such symptoms as skin and respiratory irritations remains a mystery.

UCCI updating sexual harassment policy

In the wake of a former lecturer being convicted on sex crime charges, the University College of the Cayman Islands is revamping its policy on sexual harassment.

UCCI hopes to avoid two nursing schools

Officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands are in the planning stages for construction of a school to house their fledgling nursing program.

UCCI presidential candidate visits campus

A fourth candidate to take over as president of the University College of the Cayman Islands was on the school’s campus Monday, May 28, to meet with faculty and staff and to tour the campus.

UCCI dean elected to accreditation body

JD Mosley-Matchett, the interim dean of Academic Affairs at the University College of the Cayman Islands, was elected as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education at its annual conference in Louisiana, U.S., last month.

Poetry slam competition celebrates Child Month

Lauren Williams, who attends the University College of the Cayman Islands, has won this year’s Creative Frame of Mind in the Love Poetry Slam finals, which was staged by the New Self Help Community Foundation to celebrate Child Month.

UCCI/ICCI merger prospects dim

Officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands said it is unlikely an agreement to unite their institution with the International College of the Cayman Islands will be reached anytime soon.

Former UCCI lecturer pleads guilty to pornography charges

A former University College of the Cayman Islands lecturer pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday to 12 charges of possession of child pornography.

UCCI students compete for place in regional investment research challenge

Students from the University College of the Cayman Islands competed with more than 15,000 students worldwide in the 2018 CFA Research Challenge. The CFA provides a graduate-level program to certify chartered financial analysts.

Students compete in annual math challenge

Alex Cummer and Sky Wolfe were the big winners at this year’s Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge, held March 15-16 in Johnson Hall at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

World Poetry Day: UCCI professor shares Caribbean tradition

Writers across continents will celebrate World Poetry Day Wednesday, March 21, marking a time of dialog, recitals and recognition of the arts.

Border officers learn about fake documents

Police, customs and immigration officers from Cayman learned how to detect fraudulent documents at a workshop at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

UCCI to unveil new social work program

Officials at UCCI say they are addressing a need for social workers by introducing a three-tiered program this fall that will allow students to pursue everything from a certificate to a bachelor’s degree in the field.

TEDx builds bridges at University College of the Cayman Islands

Attendees of the TEDx UCCI event on Saturday learned about building bridges, whether they be figurative or literal.

William ‘Bill’ Hrudey remembered

Dr. William “Bill” Hrudey was remembered as kind, giving, gruff and inspirational at a memorial in his honor on Wednesday afternoon at the University College of the Cayman Islands, where he was director of the campus observatory.

Student consulting program at all-time high

The number of students and small businesses taking part in the Ministry of Commerce’s Student Consulting Program reached record numbers this year.

UCCI planning TEDx event

Those wanting to attend this year’s TEDx event at the University College of the Cayman Islands are being asked to register by Saturday, March 3. TEDxUCCI 2018 is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10, in the campus’ Johnson Hall.

Child porn charges sent to Grand Court

Former University College of the Cayman Islands lecturer Pierre Michel Pavlov Rameau had child pornography charges against him committed to Grand Court, where he was directed to appear on Friday, March 23.

Bill Hrudey, Cayman’s renowned solar astronomer, dies at 76

The Cayman Islands has lost one of its greatest and most dedicated advocates for the sciences. An astronomer, builder, surgeon and visionary, Dr. Bill Hrudey, 76, died Thursday evening, following a brief, incapacitating battle with cancer.

Students get opportunities at Careers Expo

The Chamber of Commerce Careers Expo bustled with hundreds of university students gathering information on job opportunities Friday.
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UCCI to host Chamber employment expo

More than 30 businesses plan to be on hand Friday, Feb. 23, at the University College of the Cayman Islands for the annual Chamber of Commerce Career Expo. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Johnson Hall.

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.

Ministry signs agreement with UCCI

The dust-up between the Ministry of Education and the University College of the Cayman Islands is not over, but on Wednesday, UCCI’s board of governors was presented with a signed copy of an ownership and purchase agreement it had been asking for.
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Business/student collaboration program starts soon

The Ministry of Commerce is encouraging small businesses to take part in the student consulting program, a collaboration between the ministry, the University College of the Cayman Islands and Cayman National Bank.

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