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‘You made my dream possible’: First Rickert Allen scholar tells UCC, NCB
Nadian Whyte is closer to her dream of attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Networking and Cybersecurity and working in her chosen field thanks to the inaugural University of the Commonwealth Caribbean/National Commercial Bank (UCC/NCB) Dr Rickert Allen Scholarship she received in 2021.
The youngest of seven children for parents of modest means, Nadian credits hard work at secondary school and prayers for the fateful advisory from UCC and the NCB Foundation which confirmed that she would be the first recipient of the scholarship named for the late Dr Rickert Allen, a former president of the UCC and past head of NCB Group’s human resources and facilities division.
The UCC Group of companies has earned the highest distinctions in academia and business in the estimation of Dr. Denzil Douglas, longest serving Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis (1995-2015), current Leader of the Opposition of the twin-Island Caribbean nation.
A Board Member of UCC Global, an online education division of UCC, Dr Douglas said that he was “very thankful for the opportunity to serve this growing organization which has identified and is providing valuable support in so many critical areas, to Jamaica and the region and has earned a distinction both for achievements in academia and in corporate enterprise.”