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Vol 38  No 8
January 12, 2006




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Business student receives Sobey award

By Aimee Sheppard

Nicholas Lane

Before he can think about where his degree will take him when he graduates in May, Nicholas Lane, a B.Comm. (Co-op) student, is focusing on all the places he’ll visit this semester. His extracurricular activities will take him to parts of Norway and Canada, with the last stop being in Nova Scotia where he’ll receive the Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies.

Mr. Lane is one of six students in Atlantic Canada to receive the award for the 2005-2006 academic year. Valued at $10,000, the scholarship honours business students who have a minimum average of 85 per cent and who contribute to their university and their community.

Mr. Lane is currently a member of Memorial’s Intercollegiate Business Competition team and he will be competing in the MIS category of this annual competition held at Queen’s University later this month. In February, he will travel to Norway as part of Memorial’s team at the Network of International Business Schools Competition. In addition he has completed a semester at the Harlow campus, is a vice-president for Memorial’s chapter of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, and served as the program manager for Shad Memorial this past summer.

“I am interested in entrepreneurship, sports and helping people,” said Mr. Lane. “Memorial has so much to offer related to my interests which is great because it’s helping me discover what I want to do when I graduate.”

“Receiving this award is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Dr. Gary Gorman, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. “Nick has an impressive academic record, an enthusiastic entrepreneurial attitude, and he has taken full advantage of the opportunities available to business students at Memorial. As a result, he has gained exceptional leadership skills that will serve him well long after graduation. “Nick is a wonderful role model for our students and an excellent ambassador for the Frank H. Sobey Fund. ”

Outside of his activities at Memorial, Mr. Lane volunteers with Shallaway Children’s Choir and teaches curling skills to people with special needs. In May he will graduate with a B. Comm. (Co-op) and a minor in Earth Sciences.


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