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UVI Today Blog Feature: UVI Alumni Pays it Forward and Wins Trip

Two decades ago Julie Arter attended the University of the Virgin Islands and she still gives back to her alma mater. 

“I believe that UVI gave me the foundation that I needed to achieve the things that I now have," Arter touted. “To be able to utilize, up to this day, some of what I have learned while attending UVI proves that the academic structure was and still is well designed and delivered to enable students to succeed.” 

Arter was one of two alumni of the University to win the “55 for 55”: The Great Alumni Challenge hosted by UVI’s Alumni Affairs Office in commemoration of the University’s 55th Anniversary. 

Julie Arter, who now resides in Flint, Michigan is a graduate of the Class of 1988 and Vernice Rogers, a resident of St. Kitts, is a graduate of the Class of 2011. 

“Over the years, I have contributed to UVI so it was not hard for me to donate to the challenge,” Arter said.  My giving is to know that I am helping the university to meet its goal in providing a great educational experience to students,” she said.

“It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to have the opportunity to give back to my alma mater and in so doing, assist current and future students achieve their academic goals,” Arter added.  “I strongly believe that giving back or helping others to achieve is very important for the growth of our society.  UVI has shaped my higher education and I enjoy having the chance to play a part in shaping current and future students' higher education.”

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