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Staff Recaps the Colloquium 2017 Activities

Andrea Cato - 27.05.17

Regroup! Restore! Rebuild!
Colloquium Day One
May 24, 2017

Annually, USC’s Faculty, Staff and Administrators participate in a three-day retreat.

Known as "Colloquium," this annual event provides an opportunity to plan together and create stronger bonds with each other. This year, on the first day of the Colloquium activities, attendees were whisked away to an initially secret destination after gathering at the main campus' Administration Building car park from 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 May.

Activities commenced with singing and worship on some of the buses. Guests arrived at the picturesque Mariposa Gardens, Lopinot. Beach chairs and blankets were laid out on the lawn, beneath a sprawling saaman tree.

Pastor McPherson shared the beauty of Psalm 14. USC President, Dr. Hilary Bowman and Vice President for Academic Administration, Dr. Wanda Chesney greeted the attendees. Jouvel Joyles’ engaged faculty and staff in an innovative ice-breaker. Dr. Faith-Ann McGarrell led out in an interactive activity, “Building Effective Mentoring Relationships.” This activity mimicked the speed-dating format. It allowed participants to have face to face, one-on-one interaction; answering questions and sharing insights.

Dr. Tracy Hislop, with the help of fellow USC Occupational Therapist, Dr. Lesley Garcia and the wellness team, manned booths with heathy options. They were also instrumental in providing free massages from H.E.R.O.E.S (Health Emergency Rescue, Occupational Safety and environmental Services) to colloquium early birds.

Dr. Claudette Mitchell tested guests’ knowledge of health principles. Prizes of fruit baskets were distributed.

Mr. Orlando Pyle and the SPED team p/*members presented the aerobic challenge

One attendee summed up the experience by saying that “Today was a wonderful experience…The variety of fun activities, the prizes, the pace, the length of the presentations…the environment and more…too many things to mention…”


Whizzing Winner | Smoothie Challenge Colloquium Day Two
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The 2017 Colloquium Smoothie Throw-Down at the Social Sciences Auditorium, saw Roland Sealy emerge victorious over Ranny Horne, Trea Johnson and Ladies’ Dean, Mrs. Grace Jacott, with their anti-aging punch for women, coping the first prize.

This prize, donated by the Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Therapy Assocaiation (TTOTA)  was a ticket to the School of Science, Technology and Allied Health’s Boat cruise.

Other prizes included one month USC Gym membership; an exercise fitness ball and a complimentary bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly with various treats.


Mr. Cassie Captures Karaoke
– Colloquium Day Two
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Exam Council’s Mr. Cassie scored an ‘A’ with his rendition of gospel favourite, ‘People Need the Lord’ during lunch time karaoke at the Social Sciences Auditorium. His performance was accompanied by cheers and waving.

Other renditions included We Are the World and Bob Marley’s Get up! Stand Up!

Well know vocalist, Mr. Wayne Harris, brought the curtains down on karaoke with his song, You Raise Me Up! He reminded faculty and staff that together we raise each other up.


Sabbath, May 28, 2017

The Colloquium activities concluded on Sabbath, May 27, with a lunch gathering of USC faculty, staff, administrators and a few church members.

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