MONCTON, NB – The evening of Friday, April 1st witnessed the Crandall University Business Society’s annual awards banquet recognizing excellence in business student achievement. Several students took turns at the podium reflecting on their experiences studying business at Crandall and articulating their aspirations for the future.
Academic achievement awards were presented to students Christian Hunt of Clark’s Harbour, NS and Aynsley Long of Glenwood, NS. The evening also saw the celebration of the new Student of Integrity Award, presented to students in each academic year who demonstrated, in the eyes of the Faculty, several exemplary characteristics, including enthusiasm, professionalism, and ethics. The recipients were first year student Hayley Keirstead, second year student Luke Knowles, third year student Trent Webb, and fourth year student Brookelyn Steeves.
Graduating student Brookelyn Steeves of Wheaton Settlement, NB was doubly honoured as the recipient of the Society’s two highest awards, beginning with the Peter Humby Award of Business Excellence. Honouring retired business professor Peter Humby, the award recognizes the business student who, in the eyes of his or her peers, has contributed the most to the Crandall University Business Society and the student body over the course of the past year. During her studies Brookleyn served on the Business Society Executive as Vice President and was a major contributor to Society events.
Brookelyn also received the Juanita McKnight Memorial Award. Established in memory of late Business Society President Juanita McKnight, the award recognizes the attributes of passion, outspokenness, empathy, and motivation within the University and the community. The Accounting major, who will be continuing her studies toward a Chartered Professional Accounting designation in the Fall, commented that “being selected for both the McKnight and Humby awards has been a true honor. I have pushed myself to limits I didn’t think possible within the past year and the recognition for that is breathtaking.” She went on to state that “I have been able to show the Business Faculty and fellow business students my dedication to the Business program and the Business Society and will be bringing that with me to Grant Thornton in the Fall as I start my career.”
“It was a tremendous evening,” said Professor Robert MacDonald, who holds the Stephen S. Steeves Chair in Business at Crandall. “The Society is an important part of student life in our Business program, and it’s always a joy to celebrate with our students all the achievements of the past academic year.”
The Crandall University Faculty of Business Administration offers concentrations in Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, Marketing, and General Business Administration. The Faculty’s motto “Excellence. Integrated.” speaks to its goal of being a leader in the integration of business and the Christian faith.