Kaylor Bass

As the eldest child in her immediate family and the first in her family to earn a college degree, Kaylor Bass understands how important it is to lead by example. Originally from the island of St. Kitts, Bass came to the U.S. Virgin Islands to attend the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) because it… Continue reading Kaylor Bass

Monifa Potter – Education is the Passport to the Future

Monifa Potter didn’t have to look far for role models. They were in her home. Having graduated from college themselves, Potter’s parents St. Clair and Felicia Potter always told their children that education is the passport to the future, and it is the one thing that no one can take from you. Potter and her… Continue reading Monifa Potter – Education is the Passport to the Future

Joanne Simon-Walters – It Was My Destiny to be a Buccaneer

Soon after relocating from Chicago to St. Thomas in 2015 to pursue a job opportunity with an Economic Development Commission company, Joanne Simon-Walters observed that the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) was launching a PhD in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change. She was intrigued. “It was described as a trans-disciplinary program that would… Continue reading Joanne Simon-Walters – It Was My Destiny to be a Buccaneer

Carlos Eton

Stand-up comics think on their feet while engaging audiences. Self-described “Air Force brat” Carlos Eton who had lived in various places relocated tothe U.S. Virgin Islands from New York City to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Art and Theatre from the University of the Virgin Islands. “I needed to change the direction… Continue reading Carlos Eton

Deanna Hunt

Deanna Hunt’s degree from the University of the Virgin Islands will prominently bear her name, but the Computer Science major is quick to acknowledge that there are many individuals without whose help and support she would not have been able to achieve her goals. In junior high school, the late Shirley Fleming inspired Hunt to… Continue reading Deanna Hunt