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UNB and JDI Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

Colleen Baxter, vice-president human resources, J.D. Irving, Limited; scholarship recipients Kyle Woods and Randi Watson; and Jane Fritz, interim vice-president Fredericton (academic), UNB.Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four scholarships to talented UNB students.

The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are, from the Fredericton campus, Randi Watson of Hazelton, N.B., fourth-year computer science; and Kyle Wood of Moncton, N.B., second-year chemical engineering; and, from the Saint John campus, Lucas Loughead of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B., fourth-year business administration; and Kylor Doyle of Rothesay, N.B., second-year business administration.

These scholarships to continuing students in 2015 are valued at $8,000 per year, and are renewable, based on academic performance, until graduation.

The scholarships are funded by a $1-million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited to UNB that will allow the most talented students to fully apply themselves to their course work and to better prepare for their future careers.

Laurelle LeVert, associate vice-president (Saint John), UNB; scholarship recipients Lucas Loughead and Kylor Doyle; and Colleen Baxter, vice-president human resources, J.D. Irving, Limited.“This scholarship is literally life-changing,” said recipient Lucas Loughead. “It is an honour to be selected and it means a lot to me, my family, and my future.”

"New Brunswick's future is tied to the opportunities available to its young people,” said Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of UNB. "We deeply appreciate JDI's generous support for our best and brightest students through this scholarship program. It not only furthers their education, it also offers confidence that there is a place for them in the provincial economy.”

“We are committed to growing the potential of New Brunswick’s young people and to keeping them home with rewarding careers,” said Colleen Baxter, vice-president of human resources at J.D. Irving, Limited. “We are proud to have over 600 UNB grads on our team and 94 per of them of them are working here in New Brunswick. We value our partnership with UNB and our shared efforts to develop the next generation of New Brunswick’s leaders. We look forward to the next award of scholarships in the new year and encourage incoming UNB students from New Brunswick to apply before the March 1, 2016 deadline.”

In 2016, up to four $32,000 JDI NB Scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year UNB students, who are New Brunswick residents, studying business, computer science, engineering or forestry. These entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years based on academic performance.

Media contact: Natasha Ashfield, Communications Officer, University of New Brunswick

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