HE the Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper congratulates Tamekia Thompson-Young on her award of a Chevening Scholarship.
Congratulations to Tamekia Thompson-Young, who is the only Cayman Islands recepient in 2019 of a Chevening Scholarship. She will be attending Kings College London to pursue a master’s in addiction studies effective September 2019.
Tamekia is a 2003 graduate of NCU, where she was awarded a bachelor's degree in counselling. She served as a member of our NCU ACKy (Northern Caribbean University Alumni Association Cayman Chapter) executive committee during our most recent fundraising drive. She has been serving here in Cayman as one of Her Majestey's Prison Officers.
The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership qualities from over 160 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom. Funding for the scheme comes from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its partner organisations.
On behalf of all your NCU ACKy alumni and friends, best wishes to Tamekia as she moves forward on her educational journey.
Tevon Dixon Awarded ACKy Scholarship to Attend NCU Fall 2020
Tevon Dixo, left, is congratulated by ACKy President Patricia Ebanks. Ms. Dixon begins studies at NCU fall 2019. (Photo credit Kaneil Barrett)
Tevon Dixon Wins NCU Scholarship
Tevon Dixon, who begins her studies at NCU in fall 2020 on a full NCU ACKy scholarship, will realise what she terms as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to study for a degree in social work.
“I am very grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the grant of this scholarship,” Ms. Dixon said, adding: “I see myself becoming a role model, particularly for young people.”
This is the second tertiary level scholarship issued under the auspices of the local NCU alumni association, said Patricia Ebanks, president of the Cayman Chapter. The first scholarship awardee, Ms. Sonia Bailey, is entering her second year towards her bachelor’s degree in education.
A third scholarship is under consideration for issue in January 2021 for a Caymanian to pursue a postgraduate diploma in education at NCU.
The latest scholarship awardee, Ms. Dixon, is the grand-daughter of the late local building contractor Roy Campbell and his wife Omelin Alberga-Campbell, and the daughter of Ms. Joy Campbell.
Ms. Campbell, a former paramedic, retired on medical grounds from the Health Services Authority (HSA) several years ago following a serious accident between the ambulance she was driving and another vehicle. Tevon is the second of five children.
NCU's Sashekia Brown Performs
At ACKy's 2018 Anniversary Celebrations
NCU Soprano Performs at ACKy Third Anniversary Celebrations
Ms. Sashekia Brown, a soprano studying music at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), delighted congregations with her talent as part of the third anniversary celebrations of the Cayman Chapter of NCU Alumni Association, Cayman Sept. 28-29, 2018.
Ms. Brown accompanied the university’s president, Dr. Lincoln Edwards, who spoke at two services on Saturday (29th) in observance of the anniversary.
During the weekend Ms. Brown gave local church audiences a preview of the bright future she is aiming for as a classical singer. She sang at the Walkers Road Kings Adventist Church, on Friday night (Sept. 28) and on Saturday morning and afternoon.
“We are delighted that Sashekia was able to join us as part of our celebrations," said Chapter President Patricia Ebanks, adding: "She is a wonderful example to young people in the Cayman Islands that we do not have to follow the masses, but we can carve out our own place and our own destiny, despite environmental distraction.”
The association, Ms. Ebanks explained, is similarly devoted to creating a vision among youth of a future built on positive values and lifestyles.
NCU President Celebrates with ACKy
Above, NCU President Lincoln Edwards and Chapter President Patricia Ebanks cuts the cake at a luncheon in celebration of the Chapter's third anniversary. The luncheon was held at the George Town Church Hall, September 29, 2018.
Below, NCU President Lincoln Edwards speaking at the Divine Hour on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Dr. Edwards spoke later in the day to a large group of youth, parents, and other interested persons.
NCU ACKy Member Awarded Chevening Scholarship
The second four-year NCU ACKy scholarship was issued by the Cayman Chapter in August 2020. The recipient, Ms. Tevon Dixon, began students at NCU via the universiy's online platform, on September 7, 2020.
The award of the first NCU ACKy scholarship went to Sonia Asharie Bailey, who is now attending NCU.
There are no scholarships currently available from ACKy. Future scholarships will be announced on this website.
The latest ACKy event is a Covid-19 Benefit Concert to be held on Saturday night, 7:30 pm., at Kings Church. See further information here.
The Williams Quintet, at right, will be among artistes performing at the Concert that will include comedic dramatist Quincy Brown.
The Executive Committee selects members to be featured on this website on a monthly basis. Members may nominate persons from among the membership for this feature, based on their contribution to furthering the cause of ACKy, the Cayman church and community, and NCU and Christian education.
Email nominations for Members Spotlight to ACKy President, NCU.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enclose details explaining contributions to ACKy, NCU, and or the Cayman church and community.