Roxanne White [left] and Terrain Wright [right] were recently elected Female and Male Burgundy Jacket Holders for the 2021-2022 academic year in the Department of Communication Studies.
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By: Katrich Walker
Manchester, Jamaica- The Department of Communication Studies (DCS) at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently announced students, Roxanne White and Terrain Wright, the 2021-2022 Male and Female Burgundy Jacket Holders (BJH) for the Department.
The recipients were announced by DCS Chair, Noreen Daley on Wednesday, April 14, during the department’s Week of Excellence Affirmation Ceremony and pinned by the current female holder, Suzell Wray.
This prestigious title is given to a male and female student entering their final year of studies within the Department who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and above and display good leadership qualities.
The male title was copped by the United Student Movement’s (USM) Associate Public Relations Officer, Terrain Wright, who was also awarded Top Junior with a GPA of over 3.90.
He said the award is very honouring and he is happy to have received it. “I feel pretty elated. I am very honoured to have been chosen to serve in this capacity,” he said.
The 22-year-old also managed to cop the ‘Today’s Student Leader’ award and Top Male Academic Performer for the junior category on the NCU Mandeville campus.
Meanwhile, Roxanne White, the elected female and also one of the producers charged with spearheading the week of activities, applauded the participants for aiding in the programme’s successful execution and thanked students for their trust.
“I want to thank our hosts and moderators who are DCS students who have done an exceptional job without all of you our day could not be a success and thank you all for giving us this demonstration of your vote of confidence and we look forward to working with you,” she said.
Coupled with demonstrating good leadership skills and advocacy on behalf of its students, Wright and White will also be tasked with representing the Department both locally and internationally.
The DCS Week of Excellence, as the name suggests, is a week of activities to showcase the department through presentations from various media personalities and events produced by its students.
It culminated on Sunday, April 18, with the DCS Lignum Vitae Film Festival.