Five distinguished people were inducted into the St Mary’s College Hall of Fame earlier this week, as the school continued its longstanding tradition of recognising past students, individuals and groups associated with the institution, as well as those who contributed to society.
The ceremony was established on October 9, 1997.
On Tuesday, the school held its Pen Portraits for 2023 Inductees at the 13th Induction Hall of Fame ceremony at the school’s auditorium.
The five inductees were past students Patrick Arnold, Bishop Fr Clyde Martin Harvey, Carlos David Hee Houng, Professor Julian Kenny and neurosurgeon Dr Samuel Ghouralal.
Ghouralal first attended Naparima College, San Fernando, before heading to St Mary’s. He died on April 6, 1991.
Ghouralal was recognised for his work in pioneering and building the practice of neurosurgery in T&T.
Arnold was inducted for his dedicated contributions to the development of the steelband movement and was also the recipient of the Chaconia Gold Medal.
Dedicated to God and Service to the people of T&T, Bishop Fr Clyde Martin Harvey was also a past student of St Mary’s College from 1960 until he graduated in 1966.
In 1967, he taught briefly at the college and then left to pursue his love for God’s work.
Another recipient, Hee Houng, went on to become an engineer after graduating.
He was also honoured in 1985 on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering, and for outstanding contribution to National Development at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine.
This year, he received the the Chaconia Medal (Silver) for his contribution to the energy sector.
Kenny was inducted for his scientific research and work in environmental protection and preservation.