The University of the Virgin Islands community mourns the passing of Eugene Werts. He passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, at a hospital in the mainland United States after battling a heart condition. Werts served as assistant professor of Physical Education and head coach at the then College of the Virgin Islands (CVI). He was 76 years of age. The UVI family expresses heartfelt sympathies to Werts’ wife Edith, his relatives, and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. A news release is available from the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.