Brothers With a Cause to Install Officers on Feb. 3; Basil Ottley, Jr. to Speak
Brothers With a Cause, a student component of the Male Initiative
of the University of the Virgin Islands, will conduct an
installation of officers and member recognition ceremony from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 3, in the first-floor conference
room of the University's Administration and Conference Center on
the St. Thomas campus.
Former Virgin Islands Senator Basil Ottley, Jr., who now serves as
the Field Representative of the Office of Insular Affairs of the
Department of the Interior, will provide remarks.
The following students will be installed in leadership positions:
Ricky Andino - president, Brandon Rhymer - vice president, Kirk
Grant - treasurer and Somere Webber - secretary.
Ottley's remarks will highlight his own personal journey to his
present policy making position with the Federal agency and will
offer support to young men as they pursue a variety of careers and
confront the challenges of their particular path.
Brothers With a Cause, which has provided mentorship support to a
number of students on both the junior and secondary high school
levels, has also interacted with other distinguished Virgin
Islanders pursuing exciting and demanding career paths. The group
recently hosted visiting scientist Dr. Cecil Jennings, a graduate
of Charlotte Amalie High School and a research fishery biologist
with the U.S. Geological Survey.
The group, which also has a component on UVI's Albert A. Sheen
Campus on St. Croix, will be actively involved with the upcoming
Man Up Conference to be held at UVI on Feb. 7, on St. Croix, and
Feb. 9, on St. Thomas. View the Man Up 2012 news
UVI President Dr. David Hall, who launched the Male Initiative as a
means of providing academic, social and spiritual support to male
students at the University, will also address the students at the
installation ceremony. For more information, please contact
Brothers With a Cause at firstname.lastname@example.org or the
University's Public Information Office.