The primary purpose of ACKy (NCU Alumni Chapter Cayman) is to promote the interests of Northern Caribbean University and to encourage collaborative action among its members to the benefit of NCU, Cayman’s church and wider community, and members of ACKy.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Ms Patricia Ebanks
Grand Cayman, KY1-1202
Mr. Fenslie Smith
Vice President, Religious & Educational Affairs
Mrs. Georgia Isaacs
Vice President, Social & Cultural Affairs
Mrs. Sashoy Duncan
Vice President, Public Relations
Dr. Martin Richards
Vice President, Finance & Treasury
Ms Leisa Walker
Pastor Maurice Chambers
Mr. Roy Munroe
Sergeant at Arms
Ms Jusene Brown
NCU Alumni Chapter Announces Scholarship Awards
Following the Jekalyn Carr fundraising concert on June 30, 2019, the Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association announces the availability of its second four-year scholarship to attend the Jamaica-based university.
The first four-year scholarship was awarded to Sonia Asharie Bailey at the June 30 Lions Centre concert. The scholarship, fully funded by a local donor, covers tuition, books, and boarding.
NCU president Dr. Lincoln Edwards congratulates Sonia Bailey, the recipient of the NCU Alumni Association Cayman Chapter’s first four-year scholarship to attend NCU. Ms. Bailey will commence studies in September 2019 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. At left is Chapter president Patricia Ebanks. (photo credit: Rohan Riley)
Commenting on the generous support by the community for the five-day youth outreach initiative that culminated in the June 30 concert, Ms. Patricia Ebanks, president of the Cayman Chapter of the NCU Alumni Association, said: “We were moved by the enormous demonstration of goodwill by the community.”
The availability of both scholarships is a direct result of the many donors’ concern for, and commitment to, the wellbeing of the youth of the Cayman Islands, Ms. Ebanks said, adding: “We thank them for their community spirit and generosity.”
The June 30 concert and a youth convocation sponsored by the Judicial Administration were the high points of the chapter’s five-day youth outreach effort that featured US motivational speaker and three-time Grammy-nominated singer Jekalyn Carr.
Three-time Grammy-nominated singer Jekalyn Carr in concert at the Lions Centre on June 30, 2019, at the finale of a five-day youth-outreach initiative. Concert sponsorship, along with large attendance at the concert, enabled the grant of a second four-year scholarship tenable at NCU in September 2020. Interested persons should email NCU.KyAlumni@gmail.com. (Photo credit: Devarro Whittaker).
Cayman National Bank Joins Array of Sponsors
Ms. Lisha Ferguson, CNB Marketing Assistant, right, presents a cheque in support of the June 2019 Jekalyn
Carr youth outreach initiative and concert to Cayman Chapter President Patricia Ebanks.
Large Array of Sponsors Enables Grant of Second Scholarship
Cayman National Bank was among the array of generous sponsors who contriubted to the success of the NCU ACKy June 25 - 30 fundraising initiative that has resulted in a second scholarship for Caymanians.
The major sponors were
The Westin Grand Cayman Resort
The Cayman Islands Government Ministry of Culture
The Cayman Islands Government Ministry of Education and Youth
The Cayman Islands Judicial Administration
The Lions Club of Grand Cayman
The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Cayman National Bank
Mr. Ezzard Miller
Brady's Attorneys-at- Law, and
Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts.
This list does not include serveral individuals who wish to remain anonymous.
In addtion, there was a large number of other companies and individuals who contributed expertise, services, comestibles and catering suppies, and financial gifts. Not including several anonymous donors, also, this list included the following:
The Sports Department, Cayman Islands Government
Public Works Department, Cayman Islands Government
The Youth Services Unit, Cayman Islands Government
The staff and pastors of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Praise 87.9 Radio Station
Lacso Cayman Distributors
The Physiotherapy Centre, Rankin’s Plaza
Uncle Clem’s Distributors
Le Bleu of Cayman Ltd.
High Impact Media
Platinum Construction Ltd.
Logic Cayman Ltd.
DocuPlus Agency Ltd.
Foster’s Food Fair
All Inclusive Construction
Roper’s Enterprises Ltd.
Level 7 Contractor
Xpress Window Tinting
Firm Built Holdings Ltd.
Welly’s Cool Spot Restaurant
Mercy's Beauty Supply Ltd.
Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Cayman Chapter of the NCU Alumni Association thanks all our sponors for their commitment to the development of the Cayman Islands by contributing in this meaningful way to the lives of our youth. Our deepest appreciation to all our sponsors.
NCU Achieves Institutional Accreditation Status
DR. LINCOLN EDWARDS, president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), has announced the attainment of institutional accreditation status from the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) effective February 17, 2018, for a period of seven years initially.
The NCU President made the announcement during a press conference at the university’s main campus in Mandeville on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
The most significant aspect of gaining Institutional Accreditation Status, Dr. Edwards said, is that Northern Caribbean University now has the authority, ability and capacity to develop and offer degree programmes without the need for approval from the UCJ.
Dr. Edwards said that Northern Caribbean University is the second tertiary education institution operating in Jamaica to enjoy institutional accreditation status.
ACKy Signed Singer Appears in US Movie
Jekalyn Carr, 21-year-old US gospel singer and motivational speaker to be featured at the NCU Cayman Alumni Chapter June 30, 2019 concert, appears in a movie that premiered in US theatres November 1, 2018. The movie features stars such as Robin Givens, while Jekalyn appears as herself.
Below are links to the trailer for the movie and a link to a discussion on the premiere of the movie.
Never Heard movie trailer:
Discussion on movie's premier:
Here is an Instagram feed in which Jekalyn appears a number of times:
For insights into Jekalyn Carr's message to youth and her background, see: Jekalyn interviewed at 2017 Stellar Awards:
Local NCU Alumni Chapter Announces Scholarship
The Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association (ACKy) announces its first donor-funded scholarship tenable at NCU in September 2019.
The four-year scholarship will cover tuition, books and accommodations at the Mandeville-based university, in the fields of computer studies or education. Caymanians or locally resident Jamaicans are eligible to apply.
"This is a donor-funded scholarhip offered through the Cayman Chapter of the NCU Aumni Association," said Chapter President Patricia Ebanks, "and our administration of the scholarship must comply with the donor's wishes."
However, Ms. Ebanks said, diffirent criteria would likely apply to the scholarships issued directly by ACKy.
Persons interested in IT may pursue a bachelor’s degree in either Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. The Computer Information Systems degree has an emphasis in networking, data management, information security, technology management and digital design, while the Computer Science degree focuses on software engineering, information security, and data communications and networks.
The scholarship is also available to a successful applicant interested in the teaching fields at the early childhood, primary, or secondary education levels.
NCU teacher education and computer studies courses are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica, the body that accredits all tertiary degrees in Jamaica.
Among pre-requisites for application for the scholarship is acceptance by NCU in one of the two applicable faculties.
For information on the relevant NCU programmes, visit contact the Office of Admissions, Northern Caribbean University, Tel: 1-876-963-7250-5, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons interested in applying for the NCU Alumni Association Cayman Chapter Scholarship may contact the Chapter President at 345-938-2209 or email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is May 31, 2019.
Jamaica's Minister of Education:
NCU’s Programme Should be Emulated
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector.
He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 11, 2018.
“From a Christian perspective, if we know and appreciate that education is so important and the poor cannot afford it, to the extent that God has prospered us, we should give to those who can’t afford it,” Senator Reid said.
Close to US$80,000.00 was pledged by members of the alumni association during the banquet for the RESCUE programme, which targets students who have the desire to get a university education but lack the financial resources to do so.