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Six alumni join Alumni Association


At the May 22, 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association (WLUAA) Board meeting, eight alumni joined the Association, three alumni transitioned to new roles, and two alumni rejoined WLUAA in new roles.

The following alumni are joining the Alumni Association:

Kate Applin ’09 is founder and artistic director of Metro Youth Opera (which, you might recall, was featured in the Spring 2013 edition of Campus). She is the school manager and marketing manager for Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts.

Fiona Batte ’96 is chief financial officer for Angstrom Engineering Inc. and is a bachelor of business administration co-op program graduate. She received the WLU Alumni Award for her outstanding contributions to campus life.

Chris Hiebert ’83 graduated with a bachelor of arts in mathematics and diploma in business administration. Over the past 10 years, he has volunteered for the Laurier Golf Classic, which raises money for student support. Hiebert works at the Royal Bank of Canada as regional director of commercial markets/public sector.

Andrew Ness ’86 graduated with an honours bachelor’s degree in music from Laurier. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Ryerson and a MBA from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. He works at Sheridan College as director of international services.

Katie Reaume ’13 is a new graduate of Laurier’s concurrent education program at the Brantford campus from which she received an honours bachelor of arts in contemporary studies from Laurier and a bachelor of education from Nipissing University.

Ashley “Ash” Cameron ’86 graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Laurier and executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2012. He lives in Burlington and works at MacKenzie Investment Management as senior vice-president of sales and officer. He joins WLUAA as a representative to the Senate.

Additionally, Shirley Schmidt ’86, ’09 is now treasurer, which was previously held by Marc Richardson ’95, who is now vice-president of operations; Scott Bebenek ’85 was vice-president of operations and will now represent alumni on the Board of Governors. John Trus ’90 rejoins the Board as a Board of Governors representative and Megan Harris ’00 returns to WLUAA as a Senate representative.

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May 23, 2013

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