Students receive Frank H. Sobey Awards - $60,000 awarded for excellence in business studies at Atlantic universities



    HALIFAX, March 15 /CNW/ - Six business students studying at Atlantic
Canadian universities were honoured today with the 2007 Frank H. Sobey Awards
for Excellence in Business Studies. Each recipient received a cheque for
$10,000 from David F. Sobey at a presentation ceremony held today at the
Halifax Club.

    The six recipients are:

    Danielle Dorn of Wallace, Nova Scotia, currently in the final year of her
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program at Mount Allison University in
Sackville, New Brunswick . She has an interest in commercial issues facing
rural museums, and has been active in Guiding and 4-H.

    Amy Fisher of St. John's, Newfoundland, in her fourth year of the
Bachelor of Commerce program at Memorial University. A competitive rower, she
started a project called Transatlantic Consultants, which pairs business
students at Memorial Harlow campus in England with Newfoundland organizations
hoping to develop a global presence. She is also active with Girl Guides of
Canada.

    Gordon Margison, a third-year student at the University of New Brunswick
in Fredericton, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration with
specialization in Aviation and Operations Management. He is active with
Scouting and provides mentoring for first-year students at UNB.

    Benjamin Montgomery, a native of River Ryan in Cape Breton, a fourth-year
Bachelor of Commerce student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. A
committed volunteer who gives up hundreds of hours a year to various community
endeavours, Benjamin is also an entrepreneur who co-founded the company East
Coast Pub Crawls.

    Ahmed Nassrat, a third-year Bachelor of Management student at Dalhousie
University. Ahmed, who moved to Halifax in 2004 from Egypt, demonstrated his
flair for entrepreneurship with his management of a successful Student Works
painting franchise.

    Jennifer Wilson of Sackville, New Brunswick, a second-year Business
Administration student at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She
serves as Vice President of Student Affairs in the Acadia Student's Union,
represents students on the Board of Governors at Acadia and is founder and
president of the Acadia Equestrian Team.

    "Every year, we are amazed by the quality of candidates for these
awards," said David F. Sobey, Chairman Emeritus of Sobeys Inc. "These awards,
named for my late father, are intended to recognize achievement and spur the
entrepreneurial spirit that is so much a part of his legacy. "I sincerely
congratulate each of our six 2007 Award recipients, and offer best wishes for
success as they pursue a career in business."

    About the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies

    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 establishment of the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in
Business Studies in 1989, more than $600,000 has been awarded to business
students in the four Atlantic provinces. Since inception, every university in
the region which offers a business program has had more than one recipient of
a Frank H. Sobey Award.

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For further information:

For further information: Jill Thomas Myrick, Director, Communications &
Corporate Affairs, Sobeys Inc. Atlantic region, (902) 752-8371, extension
8455


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