Honoring the very first recipient of
this community service award:
I regret that I am unable to attend this important celebration. The University Is honored to host this honor for Helen Gjessing. As a former Biology professor at UVI, Helen contributed greatly to the development of our students and the University. We have an outstanding science program at UVI and former professors like Helen Gjessing help to lay this excellent foundation.
Those who receive an award this year in the name of Helen Gjessing should be proud to carry her name and embody her spirit of service to others.
Congratulations to the awardee [Anna Wallace-Francis] and to Professor Gjessing, The University is proud of you all.
David Hall, President UVI