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190th Encaenia Valedictorians

Author: Communications Office

Posted on May 9, 2019

Category: News and Notices

Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year’s valedictorians at UNB’s 190th Encaenia ceremonies on May 29 and 30.

Ceremony A – Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m.

Seshu Iyengar, from Fredericton, NB, will address students in the faculties of forestry and environmental management, science and nursing. Seshu will graduate with a concurrent bachelor of arts and bachelor of science. During his time at UNB, he achieved strong academic success while positively contributing to student life in a number of capacities. As a philosophy and biology-physics student, Seshu served on the Student Union Council as Faculty of Science Representative and is a Sir Howard Douglas Scholar.

Ceremony B - Wednesday, May 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Kristian D’Amore, from Oakville, Ont., will address students in the faculties of business administration, education and kinesiology. Kristian will graduate with a bachelor of recreation and sport studies. A student-athlete with a keen interest in the business of sport, he is a Sir Howard Douglas Scholar and was the UNB Student Union’s first ever Director of Campus Events. Kristian was awarded U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status four years running and served on the UNB Reds Athletes Council for four years.

Ceremony C - Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

Alison Balcom, from Fredericton, NB, will address students in the faculties of Arts, Law, Renaissance College; and Interdisciplinary Studies. Alison will graduate with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Renaissance College with minors in Sociology and Business. Throughout her five years at UNB, she has served on a variety of committees and a number of initiatives in an effort to improve the experience of students learning and living at UNB, including serving as Vice-President Internal of the Student Union in 2018 and Treasurer of the Renaissance College Society.  

Ceremony D - Thursday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Emily Weston, from Moncton, NB, will address students in the faculties of engineering and computer science. Emily will graduate with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering with a minor in math. She was a 2018 panelist for the Atlantic Association for Research in Mathematical Sciences to help inspire young girls pursuing STEM fields, came in first place for chemical engineering at UNB’s annual 2019 Engineering Design Symposium and is recipient of a number of scholarships.

For additional information on the ceremony, go to the Encaenia website.

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