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10 000 Awarded to UNB Student for Excellence in Business Studies

Author: Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted on Mar 9, 2009

Category: Student Highlights

Thor Jenson, a fourth year bachelor of business administration student at UNB Fredericton, was one of six business students studying at an Atlantic Canadian university to receive $10,000 last week as a recipient of the 2009 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies.

Year after year, it is inspiring to see the recipients of the Frank H. Sobeys Awards for Excellence in Business Studies continue to demonstrate dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to not only succeed, but excel as business leaders, said David F. Sobey, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. It is both an honour and privilege to meet these remarkable students from Atlantic Canada whom we recognize today, and we offer each of them our sincere congratulations for their achievements and best wishes in their future endeavours.

This year's award recipients along with their respective Business School Deans were formally recognized today at a presentation ceremony held at Crombie House, home of the late Frank H. Sobey, in Abercrombie, Nova Scotia. The event was attended by Board members of the Frank H. Sobey Awards as well as executives of Empire Company and its subsidiaries, Sobeys Inc. and Crombie REIT.

Thor Jensen, of High River, A.B. is a fourth-year bachelor of business administration at the University of New Brunswick. He is a member of the Student Investment Fund (SIF) as well as the Law in Society program, which explores the economic, social, and philosophical interactions of law. In addition to his studies, Thor volunteers with a literacy program designed to help children develop reading skills. Upon graduating from university, Thor looks forward to completing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation or studying law.

Each year, the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies presents six awards of $10,000 each. All full-time business students attending Atlantic universities are eligible for consideration. Deans of Business at each university are asked to nominate candidates based on academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, employment history and career aspirations.

Since their establishment in 1989, the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies have awarded more than $700,000 to business students in the four Atlantic Provinces. Each university in the region offering a business program has had more than one recipient of a Frank H. Sobey Award.