Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.4

October 23, 2003


Accomplished diploma students awarded scholarships

The background of students who enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Administration and the Diploma in Sports Administration always makes interesting reading.

This year, the Humberto Santos Graduate Awards went to Nato Kokhreidze, who is in the DIA, Community Services, Public and Para-public Administration, and Bradley Thomas, who is in the Graduate Diploma in Sport Administration.

Nato Kokhreidze holds a Diploma in Engineering Technology from the Georgian Institute of Subtropical Crops, Sukhumi, Georgia, and a Master’s of Science in Biology (Biotechnology) from the Institute of Plant Biochemistry of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi.

She has held senior positions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in the Republic of Georgia, and carried out research and international projects for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). She has published in scientific journals and co-authored a textbook, study guide and other materials in food industry economics.

Bradley Thomas has a BComm with a major in marketing from the John Molson School of Business. A baseball coach and a level 2 umpire, he works in the marketing department of FieldTurf.

Caisse de dépôt Mouvement Desjardins founded the award in memory of the late Humberto Santos, a member of Concordia’s Board of Governors and a long-time supporter of the university.

Susan Aberman, an Arts Administration student, received the Bruno J. Pateras Graduate Award in Administration, which carries an internship at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia.

She holds a Master’s of Professional Services degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in languages and literature from Bard College, New York. Aberman has held senior positions in marketing and sales with the Compass Group in London, England, and with Hilton International in England, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S.

The award is named in honour of the late Bruno J. Pateras, a respected Montreal lawyer known for his representation of government leaders and his community involvement.

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