VIVOTE – Election System of the Virgin Islands

Government of the Virgin Islands

ESVI CONGRATULATES SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS CAROLINE F. FAWKES ON RECEIVING HONORARY DEGREE FROM UVI 

On behalf of the Board members and staff of the Elections System of the Virgin Islands, Board of Elections Chairwoman Alecia M. Wells is congratulating Theron Thomas and Timothy Thomas, recording industry celebrities known professionally as “Rock City”, and Virgin Islands Elections System Supervisor Caroline Fawkes, an aviation trailblazer. These pioneering, native Virgin Islanders are receiving honorary degrees during UVI’s 60th Commencement Ceremonies on May 9th and 10th, at its St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, respectively.

Mrs. Caroline F. Fawkes was selected as the second female Supervisor of Elections of the Elections System of the Virgin Islands in August 2013, and renewed for another eight-year term on October 15, 2021. Supervisor Fawkes will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoring her trailblazing accomplishments as an aviator and the role she plays as a mentor and inspiration to the Territory’s youth.

Fawkes made history as the first female to pilot the U.S. Army’s C23 Sherpa airplane and the first female state aviation officer in the Army National Guard. Col. Fawkes retired after more than three decades of military service; 4,400 hours of accident-free flight time; and 24 consecutive months of deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her highest military awards are the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal signed by President Barack Obama. Her achievements were lauded by the 19th Legislature of the Virgin Islands through a bill introduced by Senator Adelbert M. Bryan in 1993, establishing a scholarship in her name for individuals interested in pursuing an aviation degree.

Chairwoman Wells states, “Supervisor Fawkes continues to uphold the standards of the Elections System of the Virgin Islands and demonstrates that the Board of Elections selected the right person to lead the Elections System of the Virgin Islands. I share the sentiments of the Board Members and staff of the Elections System of the Virgin Islands on this well-deserved recognition for our Supervisor of Elections. I thank the members and staff of the ESVI for ensuring that every eligible voter has every opportunity to register to vote and cast their ballot in a fair, accessible, secure, and transparent manner.”

Remember Your Voice is Your Vote and Your Vote is Your Voice

Contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at (340) 773-1021 or visit www.vivote.gov for current
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