Volume 95, Issue 39

Friday, November 9, 2001
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By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff

Twenty-six of Western's brightest were invited to the presidential manor to schmooze, booze and gain recognition as the school's top scholarship winners yesterday.

Western president Paul Davenport hosted a reception last night for the winners of this year's President's Entrance Scholarships (valued at $24,000 over four years and free residence in first-year) and Faculty Entrance Scholarships ($16,000 over four years and free residence).

"This reception gave me the opportunity to meet truly outstanding students," Davenport said. "It honours me that they've chosen this school – the fact they have speaks volumes to the quality of our programs and the hard work of staff."

Nine students received the president's scholarships, while 17 were the recipients of faculty scholarships.

For Marc-Andre Filion of North Bay, recipient of the Faculty of Engineering Science Entrance Scholarship, his entrance award allowed for the continuation of a family tradition. His older brother and sister, fourth-year Western students Stefane and Renee, both received entrance scholarships.

"It was surprising at first [to have all my siblings come to Western]," Renee said, adding she expects youngest brother Jean-Michel, an OAC student, to enter Western next year. "I'm glad he came here with me knowing how high quality of a education he's going to get.

"It's good for my parents, since it'll be much easier on travelling and finances," Renee said.

Marc-Andre said the scholarship was not only an award for his work, but a way to motivate himself for future endeavors.

"It's kind of chance to prove myself," he said. "It's nice to know people have the confidence that I can do good things in the future. The scholarship was a way of confirming that."

Davenport gave special recognition to Lorraine Shuttleworth, who donated the Richard and Jean Ivey Family Entrance Scholarship, for her many years of support.

"I'm always so impressed with the wonderful students who come here," Shuttleworth said.

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