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ABRAHAMS, Christopher George McWhinnie, A.C.I.I., F.I.I.C.
APPLETON, Trevor ('57)

BABOOLAL, Charley, Dip. Bus. Admin. & Mktng, Dip. Adv. Acctg & Finance.
BARNES, Anthony Howard, B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), S.M. (Bus. Mgmt.)

BARNETT, Donald ('60)
BECKFORD, Leon Anthony
BELL, Russell ('68)
BENNETT, William Constantine, J.P.
BITTER, Paul ('61)
BLAKE, Col. Bernard Barrington
BOURKE, John MacMahon
BOURKE, Leo Garfield
BOWEN, Calvin Ascot, C.D.

CARTER, George Washington, O.D.
CARTER, The Most Revd. Samuel E., S.J.,
O.J.,C.D.,B.A.,M.A. (Phil.),S.T.L.,M.S.W.,D.D.,L.L.D.,S.T.D.
CHANDIRAM, Pishu Chatani, J.P.
CHANDIRAM, Pokar, B.Sc. (Bus. Admin.), C.D., J.P.
CHANG, Egerton Malcolm Gabriel, B.Sc. (1st. Class Hons.), M.B.A.

CHANG, Fen ('59)
CHANG, James Edward
CHANG, Rev. Patrick
CHANG, Ray ('64)
CHEN, Donald ('57)
CHEN-SEE, Donovan Matthew
CLARKE, Maurice L., J.P., B.Sc. Mgt. Studies,(1st Cls Hons.), A.C.I.S., A.C.I.B., A.M.P.
CLARKE, The Most Rev. Roland Edgerton, D.D.,  Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston.
CLARKSON, Arthur Brandis

COOPER, Cecil Harvey, B.F.A. (Hons.)
COOPER, Paul George William
CUERVO, Kenneth Antonio

DALHOUSE, Neil ('63)
DAVIDSON, Kenneth Bryan, B.S.A, D.V.M. ('54)
DeMERCADO, Patrick
DUNCAN, Lloyd Leslie, B.Comm., C.A., F.C.A.; Fellow Econ. Dev. Inst.(World Bank)

FIGUEROA, John Peter, B.Sc., M.B.B.S., D.P.H.

FIGUEROA, Dr. John Peter (63)
FONTAINE, Gerard Richard Joseph, J.P.

GIBSON, Deryck Anthony
GOLDING, Bruce, B.Sc. (Econ.), Prime Minister of Jamaica

GOODISON, Bunny ('58)
GORDON, Ronald Henderson, B.S., D.D.S.
GRENIER, Louis L., S.J., O.D. (Honorary), B.A, M.A., S.T.L.
GUTHRIE, Rupert Steadman Harvey, J.P.

HADDAD, Derrick, M.D.
HARRY, Rev. Fr. Alwyn ('33)
HO LUNG, Fr. Richard Ryan, O.D., Ph.D., M.A. Theo, M.A. Phil, M.A. Lit, B.A., member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame
HOO PING KONG, Herbert ('56), member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame.
HUTCHINSON, Desmond Barrington
HYLTON, Byron Ashton St. Michael, LL.B.

IRONS, Aggrey Benjamin, M.B. B.S., D.P.M., D. M. (Psych)
IRONS, Anthony George Russell, C.D.
ISSA, John Joseph, C.D., J.P., B.Sc.
ISSA, Paul Anthony, B.B.A., M.B.A. (Finance)

JERVIS, Peter Emanuel, B.Sc. Civil Eng., M.Eng. Structural Eng.
JONES, Desmond Jack
JONES, Edwin Samuel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
JONES, Ithiel Igdaliah, J .P.

KONG, Winston

LAKE, Richard Anthony, B. Math.
LEE, Byron Aloysius, O.J.,
member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame.
LEWIS, Kenneth Lloyd, F.C.A., F.C.C.A.
LOWE, Keith ('57)
LUE PHANG, Ken ('57)
LYM, Michael "Mello" ('64)

MacKAY, John James, B.Sc.,
member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame.
MAHFOOD, Joseph M.
MARSH, Robert Alfonso
MARTIN, L. Emile, J.P, M.B.I.M., F.B.I.M.
McKENZIE, Joe ('28)
MUNROE, Trevor St. George, B.Sc., M.Sc., D. Phil.

NASRALLA, Ronald Victor St. George
NELSON, Dwight Augustus, B.A. (Hons.)
NUNES, Michael Keith, O.D.
PHILLIPS, Herbie ('62)

RAMSON, John Charles
REID, Rt. Rev. Alfred F. Charles, B.D., M.Ed.
REID, Wayne Godfrey, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.J.I.M., M.ASCE
RICKETTS, Herman Emanuel, C.D., Lt. Royal Victorian Order

SAMUELS, Lloyd Philip, B.Sc., M.B.A (Finance) , M.I.E.E.E.
SMITH, Patrick "Skedron" ('60)

TAYLOR, Gladstone (Van), B.Sc., (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D., M.Sc. (Accounting)

TAYLOR, Westley ('63)
TENN, Maurice Samuel George, A.B., M.A.
TERRELONGE, Patrick A., B.A.
THWAITES, Rev. Ronald George, B.A.(Hist.), B.A.(Jurisprudence)
TULLOCH, Francis Anthony, Notary Public, Attorney-at-Law

VASWANI, Deepak N.
VENDRYES, Charles Lucien, J.D.

VICENS, Michael Anthony

WONG, Jean ('53)

YEE, Trevor Herbert, B.Sc.(First Class Hons), Ph.D., M.B.A(Hons).

BURKE, His Grace, the Most Revd. Lawrence A., S.J.,B.A.,M.A. (Phil.)  Archbishop Emeritus of Nassau and Kingston, member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame.
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
Born in Kingston, Lawrence Burke is an Old Boy of St. George's College, who entered the Society of Jesus in 1951 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1964. He completed his studies in Philosophy (B.A. and M.A.) at Boston College and received an M.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
As a young scholastic, Archbishop Burke returned to his alma mater in 1958 for three years to teach before leaving for his theological studies in Boston. After ordination, he returned to STGC in 1966 until 1969 when he became Rector of the St. George's College Jesuit Community. In 1973, he became the Regional Superior of the Jesuits of Jamaica, the first Jamaican to be appointed to that position, which he held until 1979. He served as Headmaster of St. George's College from 1980 to 1981. In addition he served as the Chairman of the Board of Campion College, and Chairman of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of the Antilles. He has received five honorary doctoral degrees.
In 1981, he was appointed Bishop of Nassau by Pope John Paul II, and was ordained Bishop in October, 1981.
In June, 1999, he was named the first Archbishop of the newly erected Archdiocese of Nassau, a position he now holds.

BURRELL, Joseph F., B.A., M.B.A.
Franchising Associate, Pillar To Post Inc. (franchiser of Home Inspection businesses).
Organizations:Whitevale Golf Club, Pickering, Ontario Born: November 12, 1942, son of Herbert and Kathleen Burrell. Educated: Blake Preparatory School, St. George's College, York University, Toronto, Ontario. (BA (1971), MBA (1981).Career: 27 years in the energy industry. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Gail Methe of Hamilton, Ontario, August 22, 1969; 2 sons. Interests: Golf. Address: (Business) 5805 Whittle Road, Suite 211, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2J1. Tel. (905) 568-8608; (Residence) 22 Wood Thrush Ave., Markham, ON L3S 4A8. Tel. (905) 294-7450.

COOKE, Owen Thomas
Information Technology Consultant, Webmaster; President, Accessible Resources Inc.; Mortgage Broker, Business Analyst.
Organizations: St. George's College Old Boys Association of Florida. Society of St. Vincent de Paul (National Vice-President Jamaica 1985-94), founding member of the Jamaica Computer Society. Born: Kingston, December 29, 1942, son of Richard Reginald Cooke, Factory Manager (deceased) and Mary Beneda Kleinhans-Cooke (deceased). Educated: Holy Rosary Preparatory School, St. George's College, Durham College, Western Carolina University/P.A.C.E. Career: Accounting and Auditing 1960-70; Computer Programming and Systems Analysis 1970-73; Systems Management, Alumina Partners of Jamaica, 1973-76; Information Systems and Internal Control Manager, Alpart, 1976-86; President, WTG Data Services Ltd., 1986-87; Administrative and Systems Control Manager, Grace, Kennedy and Co. Ltd., 1987-91; Financial and Administrative Manager, (The Bell Group and InfoChannel Ltd.), 1991-96; Director of Development, St. George's College, 1999-2000; Consultant, Florida since 2001. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Emily Yvonne Chin, November 10, 1962; 1 son, 4 daughters. Interests: Information Technology, Social Services, Genealogy, Singing. Address: 1171 W. Fairway Rd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026, USA.

GROVES, John Miller
Organizations: Kensington Cricket Club, Kingston Cricket Club, St. George's College Old Boys' Association. Born: 1914. Educated: St. George's College. Sporting Career: Honorary Secretary, West Indies Cricket Board of Control, Jamaica cricket representative at 21, captained Kingston Cricket Club for 10 years, and the Jamaican Team in Trinidad in 1950. Represented Jamaica at Football, Football Referee. Denomination: Roman Catholic. Married: Irma Maxwell, 1940; 1 son, 1 daughter. Died: Langley, British Columbia, January 19, 1996.

HITCHENER, Van, B.A.,Dip. Ed.
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
Van Hitchener comes from a family of Georgians. The son of an Old Boy, Van represented STGC at football, track and cricket and graduated in 1956. He continued his studies at the University of the West Indies and received a B.S. in Physics and Chemistry along with a Diploma in Education. He subsequently went on to pursue his Master's Degree in Education Administration at the UWI.
In 1966 he accepted an offer to move to the Bahamas, where for the next six years he served as teacher, coach and administrator at St. Augustine College. He then returned to Jamaica as the Scientific Officer in charge of the Gas Chromatography Lab at the Scientific Research Council. In 1972 he was appointed Principal of Excelsior Extension High School, and served in many roles in the development of that school. He then moved to Waterford Secondary School as Vice Principal where he served for two years.
In 1980, Van Hitchener returned to his roots and was appointed Vice-Principal of St. George's College. His tenure lasted only one year when he was promoted to Acting Principal in August 1981, again serving for one year. In 1983, he was lured to the non-profit sector and served for the next three years as Executive Director of Food For the Poor, which serves the poorest people in the Caribbean. In 1986 he moved into the position of Training Manager for the Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd., and a year later served as Divisional Director of Training for the H.E.A.R.T program, while continuing his teaching part-time at a number of secondary schools. In 1992 he again went off-island to be the Principal of Marjorie Basden High School in the Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I. for the next two years. Mr. Hitchener returned to Jamaica in 1994 to serve as a Project Manager (USAID Project) in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture.
After sending his sons to STGC, the blue-blooded Georgian returned to his Alma Mater in September 1997 when he was again lured to the new position of Vice-President. A year later, in 1998, he was appointed Acting Principal and currently serves in this position.

HOSIE, Rev. Fr. James J., S.J.,M.A.(Education)
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, James Hosie attended the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 1955, and entered the Society of Jesus soon after. After philosophy studies at Weston, he arrived on the shores of Jamaica in 1959 to spend three years of his regency teaching at St. George's College. Teaching Religious Education, Geometry, Latin and coaching and prodding students on the tennis courts, he spent his first three years at STGC. He left the island in 1962 to finish his theological studies and was ordained a priest in 1965. He continued his studies at Harvard, receiving a Master's degree in Education in 1967. In September 1967, Fr. Hosie returned to the campus of St. George's College as a teacher of Religious Education and coach of the lawn tennis team. He also served as a chaplain, helping on retreats and in spiritual direction, and became Head of Department of Religious Education. In 1981, he was promoted to Vice-Principal and a year later, he was appointed Headmaster, where he served until December 1987. In early 1988, Father Hosie returned to the US for a sabbatical, and a year later in the fall of 1989, began teaching Religious Education at Boston College High School, where he is still working. He is currently very active at B.C. High, where he is heavily involved with the Alumni Society and continues to teach Religious Education and Scripture, and serves as Tennis Coach.

HUGHES, Rev. Fr. Kenneth J., S.J.,M.A. Phil., M.A. Lit.(Latin), M.A. Spiritual Direction
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
After completing his first year of studies at Boston College, Kenneth J. Hughes decided to leave college to enter the Jesuit novitiate in 1953. On completion of his studies at Weston College and receiving his Masters in Philosophy from Boston College, he arrived in Jamaica in 1960 as a Jesuit scholastic to teach at St. George's College. For the next three years at STGC, he taught Latin to Forms 2 and 6 and Religion to Sixth Form. He returned to Weston to complete his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966.
After completing his tertianship in Wales in 1968, Fr. Hughes returned to St. George's College to teach Latin, English and Religion. He was appointed Vice-Principal in 1969 and stayed in that position until 1977, while at the same time receiving his Masters degree in Latin Literature in 1970 from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Returning to the U.S. for a sabbatical to study Theology, he received his Masters degree in Spiritual Direction at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge.
In 1978, he returned to Jamaica, and was appointed Rector of the Jesuit Community and Chairman of the Board of St. George's College. In 1979, Rome selected him to be the Regional Superior of the Jesuits in Jamaica and he served in that leadership role until 1986. Concurrently in 1983, he was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Campion College, and served until 1987. In 1985 he was appointed the Director of Novices in Kingston and served for two years. He returned to St. George's College as Headmaster in 1988, and served until 1992.
Father Hughes left Jamaica in the summer of 1992 for a sabbatical, and afterwards moved into a new ministry at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he currently resides.

QUINLAN, Rev. Fr. Leo F., S.J.
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
Leo F. Quinlan entered the Jesuits as a young man of seventeen in the summer of 1933. After completing his studies, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1945. His first experience in Jamaica was serving for five years as a Curate at Holy Rosary Church in Kingston, and then for another year until 1951 at Holy Cross Church at Half Way Tree.
In the summer of 1951 and for the next 29 years, Father Quinlan resided and worked at St. George's College. For the first eleven years, Father Quinlan taught English, Latin, Scripture, Religion, focusing primarily on STGC Students of Forms 1, 4, and 5. In addition, he also served as Student Counsellor, or Chaplain. In 1962, he was appointed Headmaster, and served in that leadership role for the next eight years until 1970. In 1971, Fr. Quinlan moved to the position of Prefect of Discipline, while also teaching students of Forms 4 and 5. In 1973, he continued to be in charge of Upper Forms, 1, 2, and 3, and continued to serve as Prefect of Discipline, even while not officially holding the title.
In 1980, Father Quinlan left St. George's College to become Pastor of St. Ignatius Church in Browns Town, St. Ann's and continued there in parish ministry for the next nine years. In 1989, he moved to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in St. Ann's Bay as Pastor, and stayed there until leaving the island in 1991 for a short two years, to work in a parish in Port Richey, Florida. In 1992, he returned to Jamaica to fill in as needed at various churches on the island. In 1996, he moved into Patrick House at Campion College, and stayed there until his departure from Jamaica in 1998 to the Campion Health Center in Weston, Massachusetts, where he now resides.

STEPHENSON, Hector, M.A.(Educ. Admin.)
From the profile published for the STGC 150th Year banquet honouring past Headmasters - January 21, 2000.
Hector Stephenson attended Frankfield Comprehensive High School and Mico College, where he graduated in 1983 with a Teachers Certificate in Secondary Science Education. He first arrived at St. George's College in 1982, and served as teacher of Integrated Science for five years. He also served in as Third Form Supervisor for two years from 1985, and was subsequently promoted to the position of Dean of Discipline/Dean of Students in 1986. He held that position for a year before taking leave in 1987 when he received the Kolvenbach Scholarship at Boston College. Spending two years in graduate studies at B.C., he received a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1989. He rejoined the St. George's staff in 1991, when he was appointed Headmaster/Principal. During this period, he also furthered his education at the Jamaica Institute of Management and Production, where he received diplomas in Management Studies and Resource Development in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Mr. Stephenson served as Principal of St. George's College for five years, until 1997. After dedicating invaluable service to STGC, Mr. Stephenson decided in early 1998 to begin a new chapter in his life, and went to the Portmore Heart Academy where he was appointed Head of Section and Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Instructional Methodology/Technology. In the summer of 1998, he was appointed the Deputy Director of the Overseas Examinations Office, a position he now holds.

VERNON, Robert K. Retired Banker, member of the St. George's College Hall of Fame.
From the profile published in the "Good & True" Newsletter, Ontario, Canada - December 1996.
This month we take a look at a unique man, who was one of the founding members of the St. George's College Old Boys Association in Canada and is also a current member of the present executive. The man I am referring to is none other than Mr. Robert Vernon.

Robbie, as he is known to me and all his fellow Georgians, started at St. George's in 1955 and graduated in 1959 with honours in five subjects including English Language. After graduating from St. George's, Robbie did a short stint with Government Savings Bank for approximately one year, before joining the Royal Bank of Canada in Jamaica. There his career as a banker was about to begin. Robbie stayed with the bank for 16 years at many different branches. It was while he was at the bank that he met a beautiful lady named Heather Gibson (also a banker), and in 1971 they were married.
Marriage did not slow Robbie down, and although he was working his way up the corporate ladder, he was also very busy in the communities in which he worked. Having grown up with a lot of influential people, including his dad and role model William Vernon who was also the first Mayor of Montego Bay, Robbie always gave back to his community. He became a member of the Jaycees and the prestigious Lions Club of Jamaica and was awarded the Certificate of Merit by both clubs for his outstanding work in community development. He was also treasurer of the Jamaica Association for the Mentally Handicapped, President of the Coopers Hill Citizens Association and a member of the Police Civic Committee.
In 1974, the first of Robbie and Heather's two sons, Alexander, was born. By the year 1977, Robbie decided to move his family to Canada after having worked his way up to Manager of the Duke Street branch, which was one of the largest branches in Kingston.
Arriving in Canada, Robbie rejoined the Royal Bank and after serving as Manager for several branches was recently promoted to Assistant Manager (Risk Management Division) where he works today. Even though his second son Joseph was born in 1979, with wife Heather's tremendous support he continues to be a very active and influential person in his community. Among other things, he is currently the Chairman of the Etobicoke Youth Soccer Club and a volunteer with the visiting prison chaplaincy program in Etobicoke. Besides helping others, something that Robbie truly enjoys is playing the piano, which he does very well. Today Robbie resides in Etobicoke with his lovely wife and their two sons.
I had the pleasure of meeting Robbie about 10 years ago, and would like to say that besides the fact that he's a perfect gentleman at all times, I really look up to him and respect him a great deal. It has been my pleasure having someone like him on the present executive committee.

Bobby (Sadat) Wills