Valedictorian (Saint John) | Fall Convocation | UNB

Kathryn Magee

Kathryn Magee

Valedictorian Kathryn Magee, from Saint John, will virtually address graduates of UNB’s Saint John campus. “I am thrilled and honoured to be selected as the valedictorian for UNBSJ’s class of 2020,” she says. “I am looking forward to our graduation ceremony on November 7th.”

Kathryn received her Bachelor of Business Administration, with Distinction, with a major in accounting this past May. Committed to her studies, she was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants Association for the highest mark in accounting in 2019. For two years in a row, Kathryn received the CPA Prize, and in 2018, was a member of the winning team in a J.D. Irving Accounting Case Competition.

Kathryn is a two-time recipient of the ACAA’s prestigious Rod Shoveller Memorial Award for Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Community, for her dedication to her sport and her community. A skilled athlete and accomplished leader, Kathryn was captain of the women’s basketball team for four years and has four CCAA National Scholar Awards to her credit. During her final year at UNB Saint John, she was the Student Athletic Advisory Committee Team Representative. With a strong belief in giving back and helping others, she mentored children while volunteering with Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Special Olympics; and the Promise Partnership.

A Dean’s List student throughout university, Kathryn is the recipient of a number of scholarships including: the Dr. Ann Gorman Condon Academic Athletic Achievement Award, a James Somerville Scholarship, and a Dr. Colin B. Mackay Scholarship. She is also a 2020 Graduating Student Leader Award recipient, who comes from a family of UNB alumni.

Kathryn has effectively balanced success in the classroom, competitiveness on the court and volunteerism. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education degree.