By Duane Coombs
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Yesterday at least two Excelsiorians- Dr. Maureen Samms-Vaughan and Gaynor Downer – were among a slew of outstanding Jamaicans conferred with national honours during the Heroes Day Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on the lawn of King’s House
Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan was acknowledged for pioneering research, clinical work and policy development in child health, child development and behaviour. She was among eight outstanding Jamaicans awarded the Order of Jamaica.
Physiotherapist Gaynor Downer was conferred with the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service, by the Government of Jamaica for her stellar contribution to sports and national development during a career spanning more than four decades.
We offer heartiest congratulations to both Dr. Maureen Samms- Vaughan and Gaynor Downer as exemplars of excellence, and for helping to keep the Excelsior flag soaring Yet Higher
Images courtesy of Evan Thompson