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Source: University of New Brunswick - Saint John

Barry Hoyt Student Leadership Scholarship Awarded

October 18, 2006

October 18, 2006
UNB Saint John News Release: 06-189
Julia Heyland, Communications Manager (506) 648-5697


The 2006 Barry Hoyt Student Leadership Award has been presented to UNB Saint
John student Koorosh Vahabi. The announcement was made during the
university’s annual commencement ceremony the evening of September 5, 2006.
Presented by Barry’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Hoyt, in memory of her son’s
active involvement at UNB Saint John, the award recognizes a student leader
who has made an outstanding contribution to student life and school spirit.
Mr. Vahabi was unable to attend the ceremony.

Mr. Vahabi is a fourth year Business Administration student who qualified
for the annual award by distinguishing himself through academic achievement,
and social and political leadership. In addition to his excelling at his
studies, Koorosh has been involved with the World University Services of
Canada - UNB Saint John and also been an Executive Member of the Muslim
Student Association.

Koorosh is dedicated to raising money for worthy causes, demonstrated by his
choice to ride a bicycle from Saint John to Moncton to raise money for
victims of Hurricane Katrina. He also organized a t-shirt rally and soccer
tournament to raise money for Trachoma victims.

"Koorosh is a conscientious young man who demonstrates a keen interest in
leading others and participating in charitable causes," said Kathryn Hamer,
Vice-President, UNB Saint John. "Barry Hoyt’s spirit of leadership is still
alive at UNB Saint John, and through this scholarship we thank the Hoyt
family for helping other students keep that spirit going".

Students at UNB Saint John are generously supported by a number of
scholarships and bursaries like the Barry Hoyt Student Leadership Award. For
more information on scholarships and bursaries please visit

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