BU recognizes outstanding female students during Women’s Week

March 3, 2017

Photo collage of outstanding female students
Next week Brandon University will honour 24 outstanding female students.

BRANDON, Man. – A tuba player from Germany, a homegrown volleyball star, and a woman who has been an instructor in both astronomy and judo are just a few of the outstanding female students at Brandon University (BU) who will be honoured next week.

The celebration will help mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8. Members of the BU faculty and staff have nominated 24 students who are being recognized for their accomplishments in their studies and in their communities. Profiles of the students can be found at brandonu.ca/womens-week.

“Each year I am amazed at the talents, achievements and character of the nominees,” said Kathleen Nichol, who is an instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as well as a member of BU’s Status of Women Review Committee.

“They excel in the classroom but also make the time to make valuable contributions in the community. We often consider our students at BU to be leaders of tomorrow, but these women are tremendous leaders today.”

The outstanding female students being honoured this year are:

  • Leanne Barcelona
  • Courtney Harris
  • Patricia Reid
  • Jennifer Bryan
  • Stephanie Innes
  • Catie Seeley
  • Alyia Buhr
  • Gillian Leech
  • Erica Sharanowski
  • Linaya Davis
  • Judith Maendel
  • Marissa Stelmack
  • Alyssa English
  • Lisa Mizan
  • Lisa Thiel
  • Cassan Geiler
  • Vrajna Patel
  • Janelle Vachon
  • Jessi Gilchrist
  • Holly Reimer
  • Kristen Welsh
  • Eva Goulet
  • Brittany Read
  • Xisra Winder

The students have been invited to a reception next week where they will receive certificates of commendation.