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UG celebrates work of 1st Deputy VC

first_imgA solemn assembly was on Wednesday hosted by the University of Guyana (UG) in memory of the first Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution, Harold A Drayton.Among the gathering of individuals who attended the ceremony to pay tribute was the Vice Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Barbara Reynolds; Pro Chancellor, Retired Major General Joseph Singh; the University of GuyanaDr Harold Drayton during one of the university’s past eventsStudents Society (UGSS) President Norwell Hinds; lecturers and students.The UGSS President delivered a presentation on the life of Dr Drayton and his accomplishments during the four decades in which he served as a lecturer and administrator locally and in the Diaspora.Dr Drayton was born on August 20, 1929 in the then British Guiana. He was educated at Queen’s College and later graduated with a degree and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.At the invitation of Premier Cheddi Jagan, he returned to British Guiana to assist in the establishment of UG in 1963. When the doors of the university were finally opened, he was the first Guyanese to sit on the administration as he was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor. He also served in the capacity of head of the Biology Department where the training of medical technologists would subsequently evolve that department into a full faculty for Health Sciences.Homage was also paid by Professor George Danns, Malcolm Rodriques and Vonna-Lou Drayton.A former student of the late doctor, Professor Danns in his remarks described Dr Drayton as “a son of this soil, an activist committed to social justice, a lecturer, an academic administrator who led the foundation for the development of the University of Guyana.”Dr Drayton served as Deputy Vice Chancellor from 1963 to 1964.last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill A.C. 5K Spring Series 2013Donegal TownDates/venues: Friday 5th April start: 7.30 pmSaturday 13th April start: 10 amSunday 28thApril start: 10 am • Tir Chonaill A.C. invites walkers/runners/fit4life, meet and train groups to participate in a series of 5k road events during April 2013.• Course – flat accurately marked course –starting and finishing at the clubs HQ, Abbey Voc. School, Donegal TownNumerous prizes➢ a series of 10 spot prizes each week – drawn randomly at the conclusion of each race➢ hospitality afterwards➢ provides an opportunity and a challenge for walkers, get fit enthusiasts, fit4life and meet and train groups and competitive athletes in a friendly supportive community environment • All welcome• Just turn up and register – €5 entry fee and away you go• Run, Jog, Walk, Chat• Annual Open Track and Field meet On Easter Monday – 1st April – full range of events – electronic timing – over 600 competed last yearEnquiries to David Doherty, Sec Tir Chonaill AC 086 8011540 [email protected] Harvey, 0872797548 [email protected]• Also Tir Chonaill organised Donegal Grand Prix Road Series in our areaBallyshannon 5k Fri 10th May 2013 – 7.30pmDonegal Town 5k Fri 31st May 2013 – 7.30pmThe Gathering 5K Mon 5th Aug 2013 – 7.30pmATHLETICS: DETAILS OF TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SPRING SERIES RELEASED was last modified: March 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ATHLETICS: DETAILS OF TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SPRING SERIES RELEASEDlast_img read more