Camosun students win Canadian Millennium Scholarships
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February 13, 2007
|From left to right: Camosun Board Chair Kim Hesketh, Millennium Scholarship recipient Ann Whiteaker, Camosun President Dr. Liz Ashton|
Camosun College President Dr. Liz Ashton is pleased to announce two Camosun College students have been selected by the Federal Governmentâ€™s Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation to receive the 2006 National In-Course Millennium Excellence Awards.
The Government of Canada Millennium Excellence awards are given to post-secondary students in their second or third year of study recognizing their academic accomplishments, community service, leadership and innovative contributions.
Ann Whiteaker, a second-year business student in Camosunâ€™s accounting and management program and Serina Zapf, a second-year social sciences student, each receive a $4,000 Millennium Scholarship (renewable for one year) and a Certificate of Achievement.
Whiteaker and Zapf were recognized with their award and certificate at the Camosun College Board of Governors meeting, February 6.
A single mother of three, Ann Whiteaker graduates from Camosun later this summer with a double diploma in accounting and management. Her ultimate goal is to get her CMA (Chartered Management Accountant) designation, but initially sheâ€™d like to go back to work for a while. Whiteaker is also extremely active in her childrenâ€™s schools, spending countless hours on parent advisory committees. She is currently the Director for the Victoria Confederation of Parents Advisory Council.
Upon learning of her award Whiteaker said she was â€śrelieved.â€ť â€śAs a busy, single mom, this scholarship will go a long way to help pay my student loans,â€ť she said.
Serina Zapf is now a student at the University of Victoria studying third-year political science with a minor in anthropology. Zapf plans to graduate in two years and work in the area of human rights.
â€śI found my anthropology courses at Camosun most exciting and rewarding,â€ť says Zapf. â€śI chose to go to Camosun because of its great relationship with UVic. Iâ€™m so excited to receive this scholarship. It will help me with my living expenses over the next two years.â€ť
â€śOn behalf Camosun College, I congratulate Ann and Serina on their tremendous achievements and wish them both the very best in their studies and in their careers,â€ť said Ashton.
The Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for Canadians to learn, grow and contribute to their communities.
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