News Release Archive

AGRICULTURE/MARKETING--Scholarship Students to be

AGRICULTURE/MARKETING--Scholarship Students to be Honoured
Outstanding academic performance will be honoured today at the
Nova Scotia Agricultural College with the presentation of more
than 200 scholarships and bursaries during the college's annual
Autumn Assembly.

"The Nova Scotia Agricultural College is one of the best
educational institutions in the region," said Agriculture and
Marketing Minister Ed Lorraine. "Strong leadership, advanced
programming and an awards program supported by the community have
meant the college continues to attract those individuals who will
be the agricultural industry's future leaders."

The Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro is dedicated to
providing high quality, unique technical undergraduate and
graduate programs relevant to today's marketplace. Continued
growth in expertise, enrolment and quality programs such as
aquaculture, agri-business and environmental agri-biology has
been made possible through the generous contributions of
concerned businesses, organizations and alumni.

"One of the very best ways that organizations and the general
public can encourage and assist students in these days of rising
tuition fees is through scholarship contributions," said Garth
Coffin, 10th principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
"We are pleased to acknowledge those who have contributed in this
way and hope that recipients of those scholarships will, one day,
be in a position to help someone else in like manner."

The Autumn Assembly program provides occasion both to recognize
the college's scholarship students and acknowledge the
contributors to the awards program.

Guest speaker for the evening will be agricultural college alumna
Sherry Porter. Ms. Porter is president and CEO of the Canadian
Association of Chain Drug Stores, a trade association
representing the interest of retail drug chains to governments,
media, consumers and the manufacturing community. Ms. Porter has
enjoyed a diverse career, including vice-president of public
affairs and marketing of Nova Scotia Power Inc., director of
public affairs, Sobeys Inc., and marketing specialist, Nova
Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing.

The Autumn Assembly program is open to the public and will be
held in the college's Alumni Theatre beginning at 7 p.m.


Contact: Brian M. Crouse
         Nova Scotia Agricultural College

NOTE TO EDITORS: For a list of scholarship recipients, please
contact Brian Crouse at the above number or e-mail address.

ngr                 Oct. 29, 1997                9:35 am