News » 2017 Frank H Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies Awarded:
2017 Frank H Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies Awarded:
Eight Students Finish the School Year with Major Scholarships
$1.6M awarded from the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies since 1989
STELLARTON, N.S. – Eight business students studying at Atlantic Canadian universities have each received $25,000 as recipients of the 2017 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies.
The award recipients were chosen by a Board of Directors, comprised of Atlantic Canadian business and academic leaders, from over 30 finalists based on academic standing, entrepreneurial experience, extracurricular and community activities, and career aspirations.
“These eight winners are exceptional young leaders and outstanding academic achievers. They exemplify compassion for their communities and demonstrate a healthy balance with everything else in their lives, all while excelling in the study of Business,” said Paul D. Sobey, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. “They are all leaders of the next generation and we are proud to welcome them to an outstanding alumni association built through Frank H. Sobey’s vision for fostering young business potential from Atlantic Canada.”
The award recipients of the 2017 Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business studies are:
- Matthew Blundon – Memorial University
- Corey Cadeau – Acadia University
- Michael Wayne Curtis – Saint Mary’s University
- Alex Dunne – University of Prince Edward Island
- Danica Garner – Mount Alison University
- Jordan MacDonald – St. Francis Xavier University
- Jorges Luis Gonzalez Marcano – Saint Mary’s University
- Rebecca Parker – Mount Saint Vincent University
The recipients, trustees and Business Deans were joined at this year’s announcement ceremony by Sobeys Inc. CEO Michael Medline and members of the Empire, Sobeys and Crombie REIT leadership teams. Mr. Medline addressed the 2017 winners, paying tribute to the Award’s namesake.
“Frank Sobey embodied the values of a true business and community leader, whose success in business, politics and community engagement lead to remarkable and enduring achievements for communities across Nova Scotia and, indeed, Canada” Mr Medline said. “He embodied the values of giving back and building opportunities for others – values that still resonate through Sobeys in its 110th year in business.”