The event is held annually and is also used as an avenue to encourage first and second year students to continue their hard work towards achieving their respective goals.
The dinner started with the National Anthem of the Federation being sung by guests in attendance followed by a prayer and remarks from the President of the Association Mr. Kasim Queeley.
Robelto E. Hector, the Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & Communications, within the Nevis Island Administration, was the Keynote Speaker and he delivered stern love-filled and enlightening words about the life and challenges faced by students at the University of the West Indies and the realities at home.
There were several highlights during the event, including the issuing of awards to members who displayed exceptional academic and co-curricular performances over the year.
Thirteen final year students were recognized and congratulated for achieving the heights of greatness in finishing their degrees.
Also awarded with certificates were the five (5) persons who received awards (at the university student awards ceremony held April 3rd) for their academic performance during the last school year.
The two Kittitians/Nevisians who were elected members of the Guild of Students; Asha DeSuza for Vice President and Azard Gumbs who is both the Law Representative of the Guild and the President of the Law Society were also awarded for their success.
The event was also used to articulate and commend the integration processes on campus as several representatives from other students associations, Societies and Campus administration attended the dinner, including Trinidad and Tobago Student Association (TTSA), Jamaican Association of Students at Cavehill (JASAC), Antigua and Barbuda Students’ Association (ABSA), and St. Vincent’s Students Association (Vinsa), Office of Student Services Representative Jennifer Pollard and Accounting Student Associations President Khalil Patel.
After the program the guests were indulged with a three-course meal and were entertained by different testimonies from the third years on unforgettable jokes, friends made, challenges and life experiences, during their time at the University of the West Indies and local music from artists such as Infamus and Nicha-B.