The Guadagni Lounge
on the Loyola Campus, normally an undistinguished-looking place for students
to catch their breath, was transformed into a gracious reception hall
for the Undergraduate Awards ceremony on October 25.
It was well attended by award-winning students, their families, donors
and staff, including deans, associate deans and other members of the senior
administration who lent their presence to what is always a heartwarming
Marianna Simeone alumna, fundraiser, member of the Board of Governors
and broadcaster was a vivacious emcee, along with Roger Côté,
Director of Financial Aid and Awards.
Because they have grown in number, the awards to undergraduates had to
be given over two evenings. Those funded through Annual Giving and other
undesignated sources were presented at a reception on September 27.
Seventeen new awards were
inducted on October 25:
Canada Post Corporation Scholarship: a capital campaign gift that
provides three scholarships a year in Mechanical, Industrial and Computer
Readers Digest Scholarship: another campaign gift that will
fund two scholarships a year in Journalism. The president of Readers
Digest, Bernard Poirier, is a Loyola College alumnus.
Robert Ball Memorial Scholarship: In a moment that moved everyone
present, the parents of the late Robert Ball, who had travelled from Portland,
Ore., inducted this scholarship in Music.
Cecil BullerJohn J.A. Murphy Scholarship in Drawing: This
award in Studio Art was established by Dr. Sean Murphy in memory of his
parents, both prolific artists.
Anne Galler Memorial Scholarship: named in memory of the Education
professor, who died last year. It was established by Dr. Gallers
husband Mark, and inducted by Richard Schmid, chair of the Department.
Griffintown Award: This new award in Womens Studies was established
by a recent alumna, and was inducted by Lillian Robinson, Principal of
the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.
MAR-KIN Foundation Entrance Bursary: The capital campaign funded
this bursary program in coordination with the university.
George and Henry Tutsch Entrance Bursary: a campaign gift to the
Faculty of Commerce and Administration created by the family of George
and Henry Tutsch for students with entrepreneurial skills; it will provide
tuition for three years. Henry Tutsch was a professor of Management.
Nick Auf der Maur Award: an award funded through the capital campaign
for a Journalism student in memory of the much-loved columnist and city
councillor; it was inducted by former MP Warren Allmand.
Chadha Family Foundations Indo-Canadian Award: This campaign
award was created to coincide with the tricentenary of the Khalsa (Sikh)
faith and to celebrate the centenary of an Indian presence in Canada.
Engineering and Computer Science Graduating Class Bursary: established
by ECA students.
Brahm and Jo Jo Gelfand Bursary: a campaign gift established by
Richard and Carolyn Renaud.
Great-West Life Business Education Award: a campaign gift for Commerce
and Administration students who demonstrate community involvement.
Nissan Canada Award in Automotive Engineering: funded through the
campaign, and given to Engineering and Computer Science students who are
involved in Concordias student chapter of the Society for Automotive
Miriam Aaron Roland Bursary for Emergency Needs: a campaign gift
for students who are in financial crisis; selection is by the Dean of
Students and the Director of Financial Aid and Awards.
Lewis Harris Memorial Award: given to a student of Journalism in
memory of Lewis Harris, of The Gazette.