Is UCONN’s Professor ‘Laurencin’ a Philadelphia or St Lucian?

But, there are many questions raised on the announcement of the government as one of the residents of St Lucia named Frank Myers revealed that the person shown in the pictures of the government release has written in his bio that he was born in Philadelphia.

Is UCONN's Professor 'Laurencin' a Philadelphia or St Lucian?
Is UCONN's Professor 'Laurencin' a Philadelphia or St Lucian?

St Lucia: The Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs will host the award ceremony to honour Professor Dr Cato Laurencin of the University of Connecticut (UCONN) during this coming week. 

But, there are many questions raised on the announcement of the government as one of the residents of St Lucia named Frank Myers revealed that the person shown in the pictures of the government release has written in his bio that he was born in Philadelphia.

The resident also remarked that she/he might have dought that if that person is same referred in the government release. Myers also raised the question of if he is Philadelphia how he is related to the government of St Lucia. 

Myres underscored, “Is that the same person referred to in the government release? I am trying to find the connection to St. Lucia. The bio below says that he was born in Philadelphia”. 

On the contrary, the government of St Lucia stated that Prominent Saint Lucian, Professor Dr Cato Laurencin of the University of Connecticut (UCONN), will be hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs during this coming week.

They recommend Professor Dr Cato Laurencin is the recipient of a St Lucia Medal of Honor (Gold) for Independence 2022. He is being honoured as he is world-renowned for his work in regenerative engineering, biomaterials, stem cell science, nanotechnology and drug delivery systems. 

Moreover, Professor Dr Cato Laurencin is also known as the recipient of many other prestigious awards for work in the field of bio-engineering by the government of St Lucia. 

In the award ceremony, Professor will be accompanied by various delegates of St Lucia, which includes the Officials of the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, St. Jude Hospital, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC). 

The engagement of the Professor with the delegates is in an effort to explore possible collaborative undertakings between himself and UCONN and the Government of St Lucia and other institutions here. He wants to explore every opportunity present at these institutions.

During his stay, Dr Laurencin will be presenting copies of his autobiography to secondary school students as he believes that knowledge of his life journey could be an inspiration to all of our aspiring youth.

Moreover, the government also stated that Dr Cato Laurencin is one such St Lucian among many more who will be invited to return home, to connect and be part of our Country’s development thrust.

But, the bio of Dr Laurencin also confirmed him as Philadelphia. So, the question is that Myres recommend the person as Philadelphia, but government consider him St Lucians. 

This is somehow put the question of what he has a connection with the government of St Lucia.