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REF NO.: 70

SUBJECT: Autumn presentation of scholarships and awards Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Marine Institute

DATE: Nov. 22,2010

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland will hold its annual autumn presentation of scholarships and awards on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
            The ceremony will take place in the gymnasium of the Marine Institute’s Ridge Rd. campus in St. John’s. Members of the media are invited to attend.
Speakers at the event include Derrick Dalley, parliamentary secretary to the provincial minister of education; Glenn Blackwood, executive director, MI; Dr. Evan Simpson, vice-president (academic), Memorial University; and Capt. Sid Hynes, chair, Marine Institute Advisory Committee.
            Ninety-three scholarships will be presented to 86 MI students during the ceremony, including 14 scholarships that are being awarded for the first time.
Included in this group is the J. J. Ugland Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to one marine engineering student and one nautical science student.         
             The J.J. Ugland Memorial Scholarship is for first-year MI students and is renewable for one year.

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For more information, please contact Darcy MacRae, public relations/communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0677, (709) 687-2205, Darcy.MacRae@mi.mun.ca or Kimberley Thornhill, educational marketing co-ordinator, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0544, (709) 691-9221, Kim.Thornhill@mi.mun.ca.
 

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