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Outstanding academic performance will be honored at the annual
autumn assembly of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC),
Truro, tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996), with the presentation
of more than 200 scholarships and bursaries.

The autumn assembly program at the NSAC recognizes the college's
scholarship students and acknowledges the contributors to the
college's awards program.

"Employers and students alike are recognizing the quality
agricultural education that can be obtained at the NSAC," said
Agriculture and Marketing Minister Guy Brown. "Strong leadership,
advanced programming and an outstanding awards program continue
to attract the best and the brightest to the leading agricultural
institution in Atlantic Canada."

The college is growing to meet the demand for well-educated
graduates in the agriculture and agri-food industry. Growth in
expertise, enrolment and quality programing such as aquaculture,
agri-business, and environmental agribiology, have been made
possible through the generous contributions of concerned
businesses, organizations and alumni.

"Scholarship support plays an integral part in attracting
students to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College," said Dr.
Bernie MacDonald, interim principal, NSAC. "Our awards offerings
have grown significantly this year and our deepest gratitude is
extended to all contributors with assurances that scholarships,
bursaries and awards are making a significant contribution to the
future of the agri-food industry."

Guest speaker this evening will be NSAC alumnus Arnold Rovers.
Mr. Rovers is Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of
Business & Consumer Services after a long and diverse career with
the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, serving
as Deputy Minister from January 1995 - April 1996.

The NSAC Autumn Assembly program is open to the public and will
be held in the College's Alumni Theatre at 7:30 p.m.


EDITOR'S NOTE: For a complete list of scholarship recipients
please call Communications Nova Scotia at 1-800-670-4357 or

Contact: Brian M. Crouse  902-893-6729

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