Kate MacKenzie, a fourth-year marketing business administration student, has been awarded $15,000 through the award.
“These winners are exceptional role models for people of all ages,” said David F. Sobey, chair of the board of directors for the awards. “They exemplify compassion for their communities and demonstrate a healthy balance with everything else in their lives, all while maintaining outstanding academic performance.
“They demonstrate qualities, skills, passion and dedication to their communities, and are the leaders of the next generation.”
MacKenzie's unprecedented re-election as the president of the Acadia business society demonstrates her strong leadership skills, passion and abilities. She shows her civic pride through her volunteer work with Best Buddies, CC Riders Youth Soccer and Special Olympics.
She received accolades for her hard work and innovative ideas during her internships at TalentEgg, a web-based resource that helps students navigate the post-graduate transition from academic life to the working world.
The award recipients were chosen from 30 finalists based on academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, and career aspirations.