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NCU offers 4 year scholarship to daughter of slain policeman

NCU offers 4 year scholarship to daughter of slain policeman

This month marks the one year death anniversary of the well-respected police officer, Corporal Melvin Smith who was gunned down in Mandeville Town. Smith was attached to the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Mandeville Police Station.

At a memorial service held on October 26 at the Cecil Charlton Park, President of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr. Lincoln Edwards and other institutional representatives gathered to pay tribute to the fallen policeman.

One year ago at a similar event, the NCU President pledged support to the family by offering a four-year scholarship to the daughter of Corporal Smith. As a follow up to his declaration, President Edwards solidified the offer by presenting the man’s widow Valerie and daughter Rheana with a letter of commitment.

Rheana, who is a second form student at the Hampton School will access the benefits of the scholarship when she graduates.

The Northern Caribbean University is a private liberal arts institution owned and operated by the Jamaican Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.

The scholarship offer is in accordance with the university’s mission to take back Jamaica, one young person at a time.



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