May 2012 Volume 9

Dr. Orlando Patterson visits Georgia State University in Atlanta

Author: Anthony Williams

Dr. Orlando Patterson and KCOBA Atl President - Anthony Williams

The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics in the Philosophy Department at Georgia State University (GSU) recently sponsored a one-day Faculty Seminar led by Kingston College alum Professor Orlando Patterson. I felt honored to be at the seminar as I was the only undergrad student invited to attend. My   read more

Chairman's Message May 2012

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

This is a slightly edited version of the Introductory Remarks made by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, Chairman of the Kingston College Board, at the annual Bishop Gibson Lecture, held on April 18, 2012, in the Kingston College Chapel.

In academic affairs, Kingston College is performing at an average level.  This reminds   read more

Bishop Howard Gregory – Enthroned as the 14th Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Author: Basil Waite

Bishop Howard Gregory

President of KC, Rt. Rev Dr. Howard Gregory was on May 17, 2012 enthroned as the 14th Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The installation took place before a packed congregation of at St James Cathedral, Spanish Town.

In delivering his sermon,   read more

Gifton Wright is Speller Number 89

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Gifton Wright

KC student Gifton Wright is on the roster for the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship in the Washington, DC area. The competition gets underway May 29th, 2012.  He is speller number 89.

As Jamaica’s Champion speller Gifton will join 277 other spellers from the United States, the Bahamas,   read more

KC 2nd Former Represents Jamaica in Water Polo

Author: Basil Waite

Javaughn Henry

Thirteen year old Javaughn Henry of 8 DeCarteret  recently  represented Jamaica in the Carifta under-15 water polo tournament in Kingston.

The lad proudly recalled that he has being involved with its forerunner swimming from his prep schools days at Vaz where he represented the school in championship as well   read more

The KC Chapel Choir Tour of Washington, DC

Author: Audley Davidson

KC Choir in front of the U.S. White House

The Kingston College Chapel Choir tour of Washingston, DC from May 3rd to 6th 2012 was highly anticipated by all involved.  Upon arrival in Miami we were immediately met with the cool, cool weather — a welcome change from the typically warm day in Jamaica. The group continued on to   read more

George Thompson Memorial Fund Announces Student Awards for 2012

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Some of the 2012 George T Awardees

Ten current KC students have been selected to receive cash awards under the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Atlanta KC Old Boys Association.
The students are:

Roberto Brooks              8 Holding      
Diop Campbell               9 Clarke       read more

KCOBA USA, Inc. 29th Annual Reunion & Awards Dinner

Author: Winston Stewart

KCOBA USA Inc 2012 Honorees

The 29th Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner (Reunion) of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA, Inc. (KCOBA) was held on the 5th May 2012 at Antun’s, an upscale catering establishment in Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York. It was a splendid affair attended by approximately 300 patrons. The   read more

Champs Fans Clamor For Autographs and Photos With Jamaica’s Olympics Bound Ace Sprinters

Author: Nicholas E. Ford

Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell

The 102nd staging of Jamaica’s Boys’ and Girls’ Championships, popularly known as Champs, which was held at the National Stadium at the end of March, surely stoked excitement both on and off the track.  For quite a few lucky fans, Champs 2012 will undoubtedly be etched in their minds for   read more

My College Experience So Far

Author: Giovanni Ashman

Giovanni Ashman

Giovanni received a George Thompson Memorial Fund Old Boy Award in 2011

My experiences at college began in August, 2008 when I first attended The University of Technology (UTech), in Jamaica. Presently, I am a student-athlete at the University of South Carolina, Aiken (USCA). Before I proceed directly   read more

KCOBA NY Scholar Christopher Allen Graduates Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Author: Dr. Earl Gordon

Christopher Allen (center) with friends and family

Christopher Allen, captain of the 2007 Manning Cup squad that made it to the semi-final round, graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. He was conferred with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Business Technology. Allen, the recipient of a scholarship from KCOBA New York,   read more

Remembering Derrick “Renny” “Shango” Charles Errar

Author: Joseph B. Hawes, MD

Funeral of Derrick “Renny” “Shango” Charles Errar

February 2, 1954 – March 20, 2012

A “Fortis “since 1964, named Derrick at birth, he acquired the names, “Renny” and “Shango” from his sojourns at KC, and DJ for his Shanghai disco set respectively.

It is said that it is the thought behind a man’s actions that   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

The month of May was a very good one for the KC Choir. It was the month in which the choir visited Washington, DC having been invited by the Jamaican Embassy to help showcase Jamaica at the National Cathedral's Annual Flower Mart. 

This year Jamaica was the featured country   read more

Why KC Remains A Perrenial Failure with at-risk Students

Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

It is so intensely frustrating when we as well meaning alumni have put so much into preserving Kingston College and trying so desperately to restore the valor that so many inspired folks before us sacrificed to make a reality. Sadly, we remain an enigmatic failure especially in our attempt to   read more

Profile of Ian G. Wilkinson

Author: Seymour Douglas

Ian Wilkinson

This is ostensibly about the life arc of a Fortis who is making his mark on the laws and minds of his native land.  For me however, it is about my best friend and someone who has been a feature of my life since I was four years old.  There,   read more

Sickle Cell Anemia

Author: Dr. Hugh Vaughan

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease or disorder is an inherited condition in which there is an abnormality in the haemoglobin.  Haemoglobin is the red pigment in the blood.  It is contained in the red blood cells (erythrocytes).  It takes up oxygen from the air in the lungs and transports it to the   read more

KC In the News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In the News

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Check this column for links to recent articles about KC.
Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things.

If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to send us a link.

Lennox Graham Named CIAA Indoor Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year for 4th Time

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lennox Graham

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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced Lennox Graham as the 2012 CIAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year as elected by the CIAA Track and Field Coaches Association. Graham has named Women's Indoor Coach of the Year for 2012 and   read more

A Review of KC Chapel Choir’s National Cathedral Performance

Author: Robert Shaw

Kingston College Chapel Choir at The National Cathedral in Washinton DC

Saturday May 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm
From as early as March I got word that the Kingston College Chapel Choir would be touring Washington, DC as part of the 50th Independence anniversary celebration for Jamaica.  Thanks to the great work of the New York   read more