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UWI honours Facebook director 

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 19 October 2019


Maxine Williams was conferred with an honourary doctor of laws. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

Hundreds crossed the stage at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, on Saturday morning. 

During the first graduation ceremony, scholars from the Faculties of Humanities and Education, Science, Medicine and Technology and Law all accepted their scrolls with pride.

Director of Diversity at Facebook, Maxine Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, was conferred with an honourary doctor of laws.














Among those crossing the stage were Ayesha Comissiong and Nandi Yard of Riddim Tribe and Ken Mason Jr, a former member of the Guild of Students.










Andiesa Weste, who earned First Class Honours in Law, was valedictorian of the morning graduation.

The second ceremony is slated for this evening. (TG)



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