With sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Leila Reid

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Leila Reid, mother of Vaughn Reid, our Chapter President. She has touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Please remember Vaughn, Crystal and the rest of the Reid family in prayer. At this time it seems that the service will be on February 16. Please continue to check your email for further details and plan to support the family in whichever way you can.

Those of our Chapter members who have volunteered at Project Open Hand and MedShare will remember just how eager she was to be a part of the volunteer activities of this Alumni Chapter and just how much life she brought to those events.

Tax deductible contributions in Leila A, Reid’s honor(to refurbish, update and sustain Leila Reid Hall at NCU) can be made to:

United Hands, Inc.(Memo: Leila Reid Hall)
Mail to: United Hands, 4210 SW 58th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474-9538

NCU Cops First Place in inaugural Blackberry Developers Competition

Four students from NCU were crowned champions in the inaugural Blackberry Developers Competition on December 9, 2011 at the Rex Nettleford Hall Multipurpose Room, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. The team, consisting of Ricardo Thompson, Carlene Stewart, Terrence Sterling, Rhodrey Shaw and mentor Henry Osbourne, created an Application called Mathberry that assists students at the CSEC level. The UWI and the University of Technology, Jamaica, were placed second and third respectively. The competition was coordinated by the Ministry of Education, and was sponsored by Digicel, The Jamaica Observer, Researchers in Motion (RIM) and Sangster’s Bookstore.
Thompson, Sterling, Shaw, Romario Hall and mentor Damion Mitchell also outclassed competitors in the EduVision Conference Competition held on December 1 and 2. The conference included a technology competition where teams were charged to create a Library Management System in approximately 27 hours.
NCU has once again proven that it is the information technology mecca in education. The university wishes to congratulate the team and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.