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October 7, 2005

Source: Brock University:

Three outstanding Brock students earn recognition

The Brock University Alumni Association has recognized three outstanding Brock students for their achievements and contributions to the University and the community.

Lindsay Ferris was the recipient of the Alumni Association Student Award, Julie Lawlor received the Silver Badger Award, and Karla Boluk was honoured with the Badger Award. Students are nominated for these awards by their peers; selection is based on their outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities as well as an above-average academic standing.

"These three women are outstanding individuals who have had a tremendous impact at Brock and in the broader community," said Richard Knabenschuh, President of the Brock University Alumni Association. "It is a pleasure to recognize Lindsay, Julie and Karla with these well-deserved awards. They have been exceptional representatives of Brock, and no doubt they will continue to be so. We wish them success in their future personal and professional endeavours."

The awards were presented recently at the Alumni Association Annual General Meeting, which was held at Rodman Hall Arts Centre in September.

Alumni Association Student Award

Lindsay Ferris achieved standing on the Dean's Honour List for the four years prior to receiving an Honours Bachelor of Education degree from Brock. She volunteered her time for Brock's Recruitment and Liaison Open House Days, served as an Orientation Week Proctor, and organized many events in residence.

Ferris was a member of the Brock Varsity Badminton Team and the All-Ontario Championship Fast Pitch team.

As well, her commitment to Brock's Community Services provided her with the opportunity to participate in many events in the larger community.

Silver Badger Student Award

Brock University was the beneficiary of the considerable musical talents of Julie Lawlor, who received an Honours Bachelor of Music degree at the 2005 Spring Convocation. The talented pianist performed at many University events, including the 40th Anniversary Tribute celebration, and also lent her voice to the choir.

Lawlor also was active in Brock's residence life. She organized many events and served as a student leader as both a Don and Head Resident.

While a student at Brock, Lawlor maintained a strong academic standing, earning a place on the Dean's Honour List each year.

Badger Award

After five successful years at Brock, Karla Boluk left her mark, both in the swimming pool and in the classroom. She was a member of the Brock Varsity Swimming Team and she founded and coached the University's Synchronized Swimming Team. She was also a Brock Teaching Assistant and sat on the executive of Brock's Eco-Club.

In 2003, Boluk took her experience abroad by participating in a student exchange to Sweden. Upon her return, she founded the Returnee Exchange Student Club.

Boluk, who received an Honours Bachelor of Tourism Studies degree from Brock, will be attending graduate school in New Zealand beginning in 2006.

For more information, please contact Terry Cockerline, Executive Director of the Brock University Alumni Association, at 905-688-5550, ext. 4921; e-mail:



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