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Christopher Boyce Awarded Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship
Christopher Boyce was officially awarded the Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship on September 21, 2015, at the PMI MN dinner meeting in Minneapolis. Residing and working in Jamaica, Christopher was not able to be present for the award. However, the announcement was also a part of that night’s webcast.

Loras Holmberg, speaking on behalf of the selection committee, said, “Chris came across as enthusiastic with dreams and goals. All of us should shoot for that.” One of Christopher’s references described him as… ”very thoughtful. He is not one to respond carelessly to impulses, this is reflective of a discipline that will ensure he completes what is required of him, but more so, an ability to think critically about what he is doing, and what is before him… making an impact on Caribbean lives… [displaying] not only competence, but also caring…” 
Christopher, a native of Barbados, currently works for Sandals Resorts International within their Projects & Engineering Management team. He has also acted as project lead for the Sandals Foundation. He led a community project to give the Ciceron Children’s Home on the island of St. Lucia a face lift. “Whenever I can, I also go to schools to read to the children with the Sandals Foundation Reading Road Trip.” Christopher holds a PMI CAPM and will be using his scholarship to further his PMBOK training and certification. He hopes to announce his PMP certification soon.

Ana Alvarez-Holmberg was a local leader and volunteer in project management and corporate training, Her legacy lives on with a scholarship. Together, both the PMI MN chapter and the Twin Cities chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ATD-GTC) offer an annual scholarship in her name. The scholarship is presented each year to an adult learner who exhibits Ana’s fine characteristics in their own life. The selection committee looks for individuals who have volunteered to help enrich the lives of others. View Past Recipients