A joyful Senator Professor Emeritus Sir Henry Fraser (centre) appeared to be thoroughly enjoying the festivities.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau as she gave her remarks.

Sir Henry Fraser honoured at gala dinner

The praise that Sir Henry Fraser received during the celebratory gala dinner was definitely well-deserved as everyone shared how he improved and enhanced greatly – everything he took part in.

Speaking at the celebratory dinner, which was held at the Crane Resort , Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWI), Professor Eudine Barriteau noted that Sir Henry’s life was one devoted to enhancing the academy and providing exemplary public service.

“UWI is exceedingly grateful to Sir Henry for his singular leadership in steering the School of Medicine at Cave Hill to full faculty medicine status in 2010. In 2016, the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Cave Hill earned from the United States Department of Education, through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, recognition and comparability status with Medical Education in the United States,” she said.

“While we are not surprised after all, the Faculty of Medical Sciences is the founding faculty of UWI, we are aware that this recent success is built on the foundation of pioneering work of previous medical deeds; especially that of Sir Henry, who led the faculty from 2001 to 2010.”

As public orator of UWI for 18 years, Barriteau expressed that as Sir Henry narrated for each of the honoured graduates during the annual graduation ceremony, he added a bit of colour, depth and grandeur as he richly illuminated the lives of the men and women that UWI chose to honour.

“Sir Henry, UWI salutes you, but not only for the founding of the George Alleyne CRDC; you embodied the quintessential and ideal university man. Your life continues to exemplify that as a UWI scholar, medical practitioner and public service,” she said.

“Your contributions transcend the academy as a senator, artist and patron for the preservation of the architectural and cultural heritage of Barbados. You continue to participate and shape public discourse in areas vital to Barbados and beyond the imagination,” she added.

The Principal formally and sincerely credited a blushing Sir Henry, for generously giving his time and serving at UWI and for helping it reach the level that it is at to date.

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