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REF NO.: 155

SUBJECT: Faculty of Business celebrates Partners Dinner

DATE: April 16,2008

Note to editors:
            On April 22, the Faculty of Business Administration will award the Alumni of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year at the 24th annual Partners Dinner.
            Brad Wicks will receive the 2007 Alumni Honour Award. Mr. Wicks, BA (’79), LLB (’82), MBA (’82), Q.C., is the managing partner of law firm Roebothan McKay Marshall. Mr. Wicks is a frequent guest judge for students preparing for case competitions, former lecturer in the Faculty of Business and former member of the Board of Regents. He is very active with a number of community organizations. 
            Brian Dalton and Roland Butler Jr. of Altius Minerals will receive the P.J. Gardiner Institute’s 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Altius Minerals is a successful mining exploration company in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Altius was recently named the second fastest growing company in Atlantic Canada by Progress Magazine.
            A longtime supporter of business co-op, the Canada Revenue Agency will be recognized for reaching a milestone in the co-operative education program.
Partners Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:45 p.m. at the Fairmont Newfoundland; dinner will start at 7:30 p.m. The awards will be presented after the dinner portion of the event and
recipients will be available for interviews and photos. Media are invited to attend all or part of the event. If you are planning to attend the dinner, RSVP by contacting Wanda Whelan by Friday, April 18, at 737-2182 or wwhelan@mun.ca.

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For further information, please contact Meaghan Whelan, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (709) 737-2616 or mcwhelan@mun.ca.

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