Shannon School of Business Student Receives $15,000 Frank H. Sobey Award

Third year Cape Breton University business administration student, Natasha Kelly, has been named a 2012 recipient of a Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. This $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually to six business students attending Atlantic Canadian universities. Deans of Business at eligible universities are asked to nominate the students.

“When Dean MacKinnon first told me I had been chosen as an award winner, I was so overwhelmed with joy; tears instantly began running down my cheeks,” says Kelly. “Receiving the Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies is an incredible achievement that I am very proud of. I am so thankful to my professors and the Shannon School of Business for being so supportive over the past three years, they’ve really helped me make this possible.”

The Glace Bay, N.S. native demonstrates a high level of dedication to her studies, and greatly contributes to the community life of the university. She works as a research assistant for the Organizational Management Department, she is a note taker for the Jennifer Keeping Accessibility Centre and she frequently works with departments within the Shannon School of Business. For the past three years Natasha has assisted with Frosh Week activities and she helps with Operation Red Nose over the holiday season. For these reason and more, when nomination time rolled around, Dean MacKinnon felt Kelly was the perfect candidate.

“Natasha is a tremendous example of what can be accomplished through hard-work and determination. Through commitment, passion and drive she has created a balanced and rewarding experience, one that will be of great value as she continues her studies and takes on new challenges. The Shannon School of Business supports and mentors future business professionals, and Natasha strongly exemplifies the calibre of students studying in our programs. The SSOB is extremely proud of Natasha for this deserving recognition,” says John MacKinnon, Dean, Shannon School of Business.

After graduating from CBU’s Shannon School of Business, Natasha plans to continue her education and obtain her Chartered Accountant Designation as well as pursue a Master of Business Administration degree. Upon completing her education, Natasha hopes to open her own business here in the Atlantic Provinces.

The Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies are chosen each year based on academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, employment history and career aspirations.