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News Release

March 28, 2002

U of G hold 'Last Lecture' for graduating students

The University of Guelph is hosting a “Last Lecture” Tuesday, April 2 to give graduating students an opportunity to reflect on their experiences at Guelph.

The inaugural event will be held at 6 p.m. in War Memorial Hall and will include speeches by a faculty member, an alumnus and a graduating student. The Last Lecture is designed to complement existing convocation activities. “We wanted to give graduating students the chance, during the final week of classes in the Winter semester, to celebrate their accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Rich Appiah, chair of the Last Lecture Planning Committee and a political science student. “Graduating students have been encouraged to invite a faculty member who has contributed to their academic and personal growth to attend and share this special evening.”

The Last Lecture speakers are Trish Walker, former director of Alumni Affairs and Development and a 1977 U of G graduate; Maureen Mancuso, associate vice-president (academic) and a political science professor; and Tim Dietrich, who is receiving a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree this year and was chosen to speak at the event by a selection committee.

In addition, the Brian D. Sullivan Student Leadership Award will be presented at the lecture. It is awarded annually to a graduating student who has made significant contributions to student leadership through their involvement at the University.

For more information on the event, contact Laurie Schnarr, Manager, Leaderhsip, Service and Involvement Programs, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 2368, or Appiah at Ext. 4352.

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519-824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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