ominations Open for 2023 UWI Pelican Award

The UWI Alumni Association St. Kitts Nevis Chapter is pleased to announce that nominations for this year’s recipient of the prestigious Pelican Award are now open. This year will mark the seventh time that the Award is being conferred in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The Pelican Award is the highest honor that the Association can bestow upon an alumnus. The recipient must be a graduate of The University of the West Indies who has excelled in his/her chosen field and has had a major positive national, regional, or international impact or who has contributed significantly to the development of the University or has made an outstanding contribution to any of the UWI contributing countries of the Caribbean Region. The Pelican Awardee must be a role model and inspiration to the University of the West Indies’ population globally and, in particular, the jurisdiction where they reside.

The Pelican Award is a premier opportunity for fellow alumni to express how very proud they are of the awardee, and his/her national, regional, and/or international success and renown. It is conferred annually in the respective regional chapters of the Association. It cannot be conferred on active politicians, nor may it be given posthumously. The past recipients have been His Excellency Sir Samuel W. Tapley Seaton (2017), The Right Excellent Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds (2018), Dr. Keith Archibald (2019), Lorna Callendar (2020), Honourable Justice Sir Hugh Rawlins (2021) and Dr. Samuel Rawlins (2022).

Alumni of the UWI are therefore invited to submit suitable nominations for consideration for the 2023 Pelican Award at the following link: or contact the St. Kitts UWI Open Campus at

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