Humberto Santos Graduate Awards

BelandClaude Bˇland, former president of the Mouvement Desjardins, holds a copy of the latest Rector's Report at a presentation ceremony held February 11 to announce a $300,000 gift to the university.

The donation will endow in perpetuity the Humberto Santos Graduate Awards in Commerce and Administration/Bourses Humberto Santos d'ˇtudes supˇrieures en commerce et en administration. It will comprise three awards a year, to be made starting in 2002.

There will be one doctoral fellowship of $12,000, one award for the Diploma in Institutional Administration of $1,500, and one award for the Diploma in Sports Administration of $1,500.

The gift has been made in memory of Humberto Santos, a Concordia alumnus, Board of Governors member and leading Montreal executive who died in 1997. At the time of his death, he was president and CEO of the Sociˇtˇ Financi¸re Desjardins Laurentienne.

Santos was the original chair of the major gifts division of Concordia's recent capital campaign. As Mr. Bˇland said, his example of community service and devotion to duty continues to be an inspiration at Desjardins.

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