Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Sister Mary Noel Menezes: Emeritus Professor, University of Guyana

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


Sister Mary Noel Menezes

There was a time when the History Department of the University of Guyana (UG) was among the best in the Caribbean. This was in the seventies when the quality of teaching and research was to be envied. One of the leaders that helped the department to reach such great heights is Professor Mary Noel Menezes.

Sr. Noel, as she is fondly called, was highly respected for her ability to make complex ideas simple. She cared about her students and her own interests were broad and far-reaching. The history department boasted a number of distinguished luminaries. There was Dr. Robert Moore who went on to become Guyana’s High Commissioner to Canada.  

William Trembley specialized in American History while Winston McGowan took students through the paces and pages of World Civilization. There were also Basdeo Mangru and Tommy Payne who taught Guyanese History and Tyran Ramnarine who lectured on the History of the West Indies. But the star was undoubtedly Sr. Noel Menezes.

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