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Grenfell recognizes its own for community contributions


Grenfell Campus, Memorial University awarded a faculty, staff and student for their work in the community Thursday.

Jacqueline Walsh, an assistant professor in the business program, received the Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Engagement Award recognizing outstanding engagement accomplishments and significant contributions to the advancement of Grenfell’s reputation for engagement excellence.

Mellanie Callahan, communications co-ordinator, was given the honour for staff, while student Lindey Touzel — who could not attend Thursday’s convocation — received the award.

According to Grenfell, Walsh regularly engages with provincial organizations and local businesses and entrepreneurs offering her expertise as a researcher and practitioner in entrepreneurship and innovation.

She is an active faculty member engaged in various formal and informal projects and initiatives, such as GO Engagement and the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre.

“I think, as a faculty member, my duty is to give back to the community,” Walsh said. “That’s how I work every day of my life, and I don’t know how to think about it any other way.”

Callahan was described as a true communicator in everything she does. Grenfell stated, through her professional experience, she “channels” engagement, making a real difference in the way the university is regarded in the community. This year, she demonstrated excellence in engagement through her involvement with and dedication to the Special Olympics, which hosted the 2016 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook.

“It was a lovely surprise,” Callahan said.

“I am delighted that Grenfell recognizes that, as an employee, that you are encouraged to go beyond your nine-to-five duties.”

Jacqueline Walsh, an assistant professor in the business program, received the Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Engagement Award recognizing outstanding engagement accomplishments and significant contributions to the advancement of Grenfell’s reputation for engagement excellence.

Mellanie Callahan, communications co-ordinator, was given the honour for staff, while student Lindey Touzel — who could not attend Thursday’s convocation — received the award.

According to Grenfell, Walsh regularly engages with provincial organizations and local businesses and entrepreneurs offering her expertise as a researcher and practitioner in entrepreneurship and innovation.

She is an active faculty member engaged in various formal and informal projects and initiatives, such as GO Engagement and the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre.

“I think, as a faculty member, my duty is to give back to the community,” Walsh said. “That’s how I work every day of my life, and I don’t know how to think about it any other way.”

Callahan was described as a true communicator in everything she does. Grenfell stated, through her professional experience, she “channels” engagement, making a real difference in the way the university is regarded in the community. This year, she demonstrated excellence in engagement through her involvement with and dedication to the Special Olympics, which hosted the 2016 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook.

“It was a lovely surprise,” Callahan said.

“I am delighted that Grenfell recognizes that, as an employee, that you are encouraged to go beyond your nine-to-five duties.”

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