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Associated Alumni

Alumni Student Leadership Award

The Alumni Student Leadership Award is presented each year to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities on campus and in their community.
 
This award is funded by the Alumni Association but administered by the Office of Undergraduate Awards.

2021 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Alumni Student Leadership Award, proudly funded by the UNB Associated Alumni.

Katie HerringtonA tremendous volunteer both on the Saint John campus and in the local community, Katie has continuously been apart of activities where her actions can impact and enact substantial, long-term change. Katie is a valuable volunteer with The Promise Partnership Program; served as writer/editor of the campus newspaper; and initiated several student-led drives to support local non-profits in the Saint John area. Recently, Katie founded and is current co-chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee to promote these principles on campus and to advocate on behalf of the marginalized groups.


"EDI is very close to my heart, and I hope to continue and broaden our work in the next school year as the pandemic subsides. I have always strived to be as invested as possible in extra-curricular activities, and I feel I have demonstrated my leadership through the several initiatives and events I have been involved with on campus."


KhaleemKhaleem has been an incredible student leader during his time at UNB, serving as Student Senator, UNBSU Food Marketing Director and participating on several academic societies on campus. Khaleem’s leadership and work led to the university creating a UPass for international students, and the establishment of the UNBSU Hamper Food Box Program that helps to support students facing financial barriers which prohibits them from accessing good food.  As an international student, Khaleem understands the challenges of settling into a new environment. This led him to initiate the first International Week at UNB which showcases diverse cultures through various events and celebrates the achievements of international students. Khaleem was also involved in the Global Gala, an event to recognize student leaders who have inspired and made an impact at UNB and in the local Fredericton community.

"I have aimed to make a difference in the UNB community. All my experiences during my time on campus have made me a better person by building a foundation of my leadership abilities to represent the students. I have been grateful to share this legacy with students who keep on inspiring others to do better and always taking time to make a better community."


Reid SutherlandSince her first year at UNB, Reid immersed herself in campus activities, starting as a peer mentor in the Faculty of Science, serving as hall proctor in residence, and participating on UNB’s women’s rugby team.  In 2018, Reid was part of a leadership group who started the Girls STEM Up initiative at UNB which led her to being logistics chair for the first conference. The following year, Reid took on the role of conference chair and founded the Girls STEM Up Bursary Program.  A proud ambassador for UNB and for her faculty, Reid’s work with the Atlantic Student Research Journal offered her a chance to build connections with the entire UNB student community and share meaningful experiences, opportunities, and research with peers and colleagues. She also shares her love for UNB with prospective students assisting the recruitment office with open houses, campus tours and orientation events.

"It is my commitment to building inclusive initiatives and creating space for people who need support that provides me with an exceptional feeling of fulfillment. My time at UNB has been made complete by the sense of community, empowerment, and a passion for helping uplift others and improve their access to opportunities for development that I have found."


Award Details 

Value: $3,500 (approximately half tuition for the year)
Number: Variable
Duration: One year
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Conditions: Awarded to a student who has completed the normal requirements for at least the first year of an undergraduate degree program, with preference given to a student entering his/her final year.

Selection will be made on the basis of evidence of leadership experiences as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular activities benefiting student life and the surrounding community which indicate the potential to advance the interests of the Associated Alumni after graduation, and successful academic achievement. The recipient may retain this scholarship while enrolled in a UNB articulated degree program and attending the partnering institution.

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