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April 29, 2004
 Alumni Notes & Quotes


Alumni Notes & Quotes

Stratos Global Corp. has appointed Paula Sturge (B.Comm. (Hons.)’84) as interim chief financial officer. Ms. Sturge is senior vice-president of finance for Stratos. She spent 16 years with Ernst and Young before joining Stratos in April 2000.

“There are truly encouraging results compared to the same period last year. This government intends to build on these figures, investing in economic development and job creation that will bring prosperity and opportunity to people throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”

—Human Resources and Employment Minister Joan Burke (BSW’96) talking about the two per cent increase in employment during March 2004 compared to March 2003, the Telegram, April 13

"It’s the highest revenue since the port was incorporated …that is a historical high…Hats off to the private sector – they’re a big part of all this. These are three historical highs and we’re delighted with it.”

—Sean Hanrahan (BA’86), president and CEO, St. John’s Port Authority, commenting on record-setting activity for port in 2003. the Telegram, April 13

“We set ourselves a fairly realistic schedule and I think we’ve got a pretty good chance of making that. We expect to begin our heavy-lift campaign with the first topsides units going onboard the vessel in August.”

—Will Roach (B.Ed.’79, B.Sc.79), general manager, Husky Energy, East Coast Operations, speaking about the arrival of the Sea Rose in Marystown. the Telegram, April 7

“The results we have do not suggest there is any risk whatsoever in children attending the school. The air quality is well within the normal range.”

—Jeff Thompson (B.Ed.’86, B.Sc.’86, M.Ed.’91), director of education, Labrador School District, reporting on the results of quality tests that were carried out at Peenamin McKenzie School in Sheshatshiu. the Telegram, April 8

“I’m sure this budget was the equivalent of a late midterm paper gone terribly wrong.”

—Shaunna Reid (BA’93) assessing the value of the provincial budget. the Telegram, April 8

“I firmly believe 90 per cent of the people in this province are not aware of the beauty of the interior because, if they were, they could not stand by and do nothing while it is being destroyed.”

—Gordon Mayo (B.Ed.’95) in a letter to the editor expressing his opinion about the declining wildlife population in Newfoundland and Labrador. the Telegram, April 2

“These are people from all backgrounds who’ve been told they can’t sing but I’m determined to let them know they can sing.”

—Shelley Neville (B.Mus.’93, B.Mus.Ed.’94) on teaching adults to sing at Memorial as part if the University’s lifelong learning programs. the Telegram, April 4

“The next few months will not be easy. As the government takes a tougher stance, labour disputes are bound to plague our province.”

—Dennis Kilfoy (BBA (Hons.)’03) in a letter to the editor. the Telegram, April 5

Compiled By Debbie Conners. Selected and written by Terri-Lynn King.


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