Reuben Bukachi, a student in the Graduate Diploma in Administration in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, is a recipient of the 1999 Harry Jerome Scholarship.
He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Major in Administrative Management and a Minor in Management Information Systems, and is now doing his internship in arts administration with the Black Theatre Workshop.
Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Bukachi has several years of business experience, and has been a volunteer with the YMCA, the fourth All-Africa Games and World Environment Day. At Concordia, he is active in the African Students Association.
Harry Jerome was a great role model for black Canadians. He held six world track records during the 1960s, and represented Canada in three Olympic Games. He earned several degrees in science, became a sports administrator in British Columbia, and was named to the Order of Canada in 1971. The Harry Jerome Scholarship Fund was established by the Black Business and Professional Association in 1988 to honour his memory.
Four awards of $2,000 are made annually. The presentation will take place in Toronto on October 21.