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(April 3, 1997, Gazette)

Kevin Follett, a custodian with the Department of Facilities Management, was honored recently at the annual awards banquet held by Burke House. Students from the residence presented Mr. Follett with the Burke House Award of Merit for his contribution to Paton College through his quality workmanship and attitude. The Burke House award has been presented since the 1960s, but this is the first time it has been awarded to someone other than a student.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell, for whom Sir Wilfred Grenfell College is named, will be entered into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame this spring. He died in 1940 and is remembered for his pioneer work in providing health care services in remote and rural areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sir Wilfred Grenfell and the other seven inductees -- including Dr. Charles Thomas Beer and Dr. Laing Noble, who discovered the anti-cancer drug vinblastine; Dr. Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, a leader in hypothermia research; and Dr. Henri J. Breault, known for his work in pediatrics and for inventing the childproof pill bottle -- will be honored in an official ceremony on May 29, according to the University of Western Ontario's Western News. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is located in London, Ont.

Memorial University's finest student athletes, sports supporters, and members of the university community gathered for the School of Physical Education and Athletics 37th Annual Awards Presentation at the Holiday Inn, St. John's, on March 24. Several awards were presented for academic excellence, academic performance and volunteer service. Olympic rower and medical student Andy Crosby was named Provincial Senior Athlete of the Year. Mark Power (wrestling, 52 kilograms), Glen Wiseman (wrestling, 68 kilograms), Steve Fagan (wrestling, 72 kilograms), Scott Young (track and field, 3,000 metres), and Jonathon Hare (swimming, 200-metre butterfly) were named Atlantic Universities Athletic Association (AUAA) Champions. Christina MacDonald (soccer), Susan Russell (soccer), Cindy Walsh (volleyball), Floyd Davis (volleyball) and Scott Young (cross country), received AUAA All-Star awards from Dr. J. D. Eaton; Russ Jackson (volleyball) and Fiona Curtis (soccer) were two of the players presented with AUAA Rookie of the Year awards by Dr. Kevin Keough, vice-president (research). Other All-Stars and Rookies were announced previously in the Gazette). President Arthur May named Peter Benoite (basketball) a Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union All-Star, while muse sports editor Darryl Osbourne presented Peter Benoite and Fiona Curtis with awards for being the muse Athletes of the Year. Dr. Jaap Tuinman, vice-president (academic), named Peter Benoite, Shane Harte, Deon Goulding, Michelle Healey, Tanya Cusick, Marc Woods, Christopher Chubbs and Teri Stuckless Academic All-Canadians.