It is said that “Perfection is an unattainable goal, but it is in striving for it that makes us achieve greater levels of excellence.” This statement is true and reflective of the life of Senator Floyd Morris who received the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 3, 2017.
Senator Morris, the second blind person to achieve the highest level of academia at the university in its 69-year history, was one of eight visually impaired individuals who earned their degrees in the 2017 graduation exercises. He received his Ph.D after defending his dissertation titled, “Mediated Political Communication in Modern Jamaica: Cases of Michael Manley, Edward Seaga and P J Patterson”- all former prime ministers of Jamaica.
Morris was among the 3,356 individuals who were presented with graduate and under-graduate certifications. He had individuals who assisted him with research and reading during his preparation for the degree.