They Rock! Celebrating UG’s Valedictorian & Top Female Achievers

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Educate a girl, change the world!” and these three young women are proving that they are on their way to do just that, as they all graduated from the University of Guyana with top honors. Congratulations are in order for Elsie Harry who was named Valedictorian of the University’s 51st convocation.  The 25-year-old International Relations student is a former member of the University of Guyana Student Society Executive who represented student issues at the University of Guyana … read more

Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to Jarienn Amaris James on earning her Juris Doctorate Degree

Jarienn Amaris James has just become a graduate of New York Univeristy Law School having earned her Juris Doctorate. She pursued her J.D. after graduating from the University of Guyana earning her LL.B in 2011. She has set her sights on working in the Children Advocacy area of Law and has taken the opportunity to earn many skills in this area as she attended the Brooklyn Law School before going on to New York Law School to earn her J.D. … read more

Congratulation to Dr. Paloma Mohamed on being honored with the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Paloma Mohamed, poet, playwright & educator on being named one of four honorees for the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (Arts & Letters).  Dr. Mohamed  is currently the Director of the Centre for Communication Studies at the University of Guyana. The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards is the only programme in the Caribbean which seeks out and rewards outstanding nominees in Arts & Letters, Public & Civic Contributions, and Science & Technology, and as of … read more

She Rocks! Jean Ramdulari Ramkhelawan – First Female Indo-Guyanese Civil Engineer

Civil engineers have one of the world’s most important jobs: with creativity and technical skill, civil engineers plan, design, construct facilities essential to modern life, ranging from roads, bridges, to highway systems and are responsible for shaping our country’s infrastructure. Jean Ramkhelawan holds not only the title of Civil Engineer, but the coveted title of the first woman engineer of Indian descent in Guyana. With determination and resiliency demanded by this taxing profession Jean has been able to contribute tangibly … read more

She Rocks! Meet Nan Mattai – Aerospace Engineer, Avionic Magazine First-Ever Woman of the Year

Among the senior vice presidents at Rockwell Collins; the Iowa-based provider of avionics and information technology systems and services, Nan Mattai is the only woman. “Just the thought that something I say or do may change a life inspires me to be the best I can be,” Ms. Mattai, the Senior Vice President for Engineering and Technology, wrote in an email interview. “So, as a successful woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, I will try to share my story and … read more