Ms. Charm Evans was very clear about what she wanted to accomplish on her journey to academic success. She was also always cognisant of the fact that her family and community were counting on her to succeed.
“I’m going to make you proud, no matter how scared I am or what obstacles stand in my way. If it means I have to do it scared, I will make you proud,” Ms. Evans vowed to her family.
Hailing from Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Ms. Evans is the third of six children. She is a graduate of The Manning’s School, where she was involved in various extracurricular clubs such as the Girl Guides, United Nations, and the Inter-Schools Christian Fellowship (ISCF). At the end of Sixth Form she was selected as the top recipient of her school’s AAP Scholarship Programme.
Despite not getting off to the start she had hoped for in her first year of university, Ms. Evans’ hunger for greatness remained steadfast. Driven by her desire to support her family and uplift her community, she quickly blazed a path to academic excellence and good leadership.
During her time at The UWI, Ms. Evans made the Dean’s List, and received several scholarships and awards. She was awarded the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Scholarship on two occasions, and was also a recipient of the BGLC Scholarship.
In her capacity as Secretary of the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) Guild Committee, Ms. Evans worked with a team to help students navigate the different facets of their academic experience. She went on to serve as Department Representative in 2022, at which time she and her team created the MSBM Guide to help new students navigate their way through university. Ms. Evans and her team also collaborated to establish the ‘MSBM Student of the Month Programme’, to highlight outstanding MSBM students excelling in academia and leadership.
Ms. Evans also served as Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications of the Mona Guild, Vice President of Services and Special Projects (VPSSP) committee, and Public Relations Officer/Publications Committee Chairperson of the Mary Seacole Hall’s Great Block. She went on to develop an Honour’s Society for the “great women” on her block who excelled academically. Her unwavering dedication and ingenuity earned her recognition and awards for her contributions to block life and for being an exceptional committee member.
Ms. Evans’ future plans includes developing a youth-focused programme in her community that connects young people to leadership, educational, and career opportunities. Guided by her grandmother’s maxim, “If it’s meant to be for you, it’s going to happen”, Ms. Evans continuously puts herself forward to take on new challenges that benefit society.
Ms. Evans graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management with a minor in Psychology with First Class Honours.
Taken from the UWI Mona website.