Thompson Rivers University

Lepin awards support graduate students

  Posted on: October 8, 2015

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin will present $35,000 in inaugural awards to nine TRU graduate students this evening, in a ceremony recognizing graduate research and business excellence.

“After receiving our mandate to offer graduate programming 10 years ago, we currently have more than 200 graduate students exploring research questions in environmental science, education and business administration,” says Troy Fuller, Director of Research and Graduate Studies.

“The Ken Lepin Graduate Student Awards are vital to support the success of TRU’s graduate students. Tonight we are celebrating nine exceptional students, and we are also celebrating great community leadership and remarkable generosity.”

Recipients of the 2015 Ken Lepin Research Graduate Studies Awards each receive $5,000. The inaugural recipients are:

Hilary Hamilton, Master of Science in Environmental Science
Hasan Kettaneh, Master of Education
Keston Luke, Master of Business Administration
Tallon Milne, Master of Science in Environmental Science
Leena Yahia, Master of Education

Recipients of the 2015 Ken Lepin Prize of Business Excellence, Entrepreneur and Communication (MBA) receive $2,500 each. The inaugural recipients are:

Kim Annis, Master of Business Administration
Felipe Castillo Hormazabal, Master of Business Administration
Kenneth Glass, Master of Business Administration
Thomas Lowe, Master of Business Administration

The awards provide financial assistance to students entering their first or second year of a full-time graduate studies program, either on-campus or online. The awards are bestowed on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in course work and research, as well as leadership activities.

Hasan Kettaneh

Hasan Kettaneh

Tallon Milne

Tallon Milne

Leena Yahia

Leena Yahia

Leena Yahia

Kim Annis

Felipe Castillo

Felipe Castillo

Kenneth Glass

Kenneth Glass

Thomas Lowe

Thomas Lowe