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Minister of Education, Youth and Culture, Maxine Henry-Wilson was among a group of distinguished past students of Rutgers University, Camden Centre campus in New Jersey, who were honoured by the institution on March 4.
The batch of 16 alumni, 4 women and 12 men, were recognized for their demonstrated excellence in their chosen personal and professional endeavour, such as Law, Entertainment, Government and Politics, Medicine/Healthcare, Finance and Business, and Journalism.
Minister Henry-Wilson, who completed her post-graduate studies in Public Policy (MPP) at the Camden Centre in l985, said that the Rutgers experience “was important for renewal and intellectual stimulation”.
“It came after the general elections of 1980, therefore it was a very good period and time for reflection and renewal, and it placed me in very good stead for the next phase of my life which included both teaching as well as re-entering politics. The ceremony brought back great and fond memories,” she told JIS News.
The Minister was presented with her ‘Finest Alumni’ award by Chairman and Provost, Roger J. Dennis and Director of Alumni Relations, Charles Mannella.Saturday’s awards bring to 66 the total number of ‘Finest Alumni’ honoured since 2006 by the university.