The Frank Subaran Awards for Academic Excellence
On July 1, Mrs. Erna Radifera, a Jamaican living in Washington D.C., presented a cheque for US$2,000 to Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Professor Stephen Vasciannie. This sum is to be used to fund two awards at Kingston College in the memory of Dr. Frank Subaran, a Kingston College Old Boy, and brother of Mrs. Radifera.
It is intended that the Frank Subaran Awards for Academic Excellence, each for US$1,000, will be presented to the top two students at Kingston College in the 2015 CSEC Examinations.
Dr. Frank Subaran was a Kingston College Old Boy, who left the school in 1959 with academic honours leading to an Engineering Scholarship. After leaving Kingston College, he took a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and then a Doctorate in Telecommunications from the University of Edinburgh in 1970. In his professional life, he worked at JAMINTEL, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, London, and INTELSAT, Washington D.C.
In presenting the funds to the Jamaican Ambassador, Mrs. Radifera noted her late brother’s commitment to education and his willingness to support his alma mater. Ambassador Vasciannie thanked Mrs. Radifera for her contribution, and acknowledged that contributions such as this helped to advance education in the country.