Senior businessman named
Dr. Gary Gorman has become Memorial University's senior businessman. Dr. Evan Simpson, vice-president (academic), announced the appointment of Dr. Gorman as the new dean of business administration. Dr. Gorman, who is succeeding Dr. Bill Blake, was appointed by the Board of Regents and took up the senior post effective Aug.1, 2002, for a five-year term.
Breaking a leg
The Faculty of Arts is introducing a new program to its calendar. Passed by Senate in May, the diploma program in performance and communications media welcomed its first students in September. The program is a collaboration and partnership between the Department of English, the Centre for Academic and Media Services (CAMS) and CBC Television. This diploma program is based on experiential learning, with students completing courses in acting, directing, stage/video craft and production.
New alumni recognition program
John Kearsey, director for Alumni Affairs and Development, and Dr. Linda Inkpen, 1988 Memorial alumna of the year, announced a new program of recognition for alumni, focusing on the outstanding successes of Memorial University alumni in five important areas. These include the Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement, J.D. Eaton Alumni Award for service to Memorial, Alumni Horizon Award for outstanding alumni under 35, Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement.