Brandon University salutes outstanding female students

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BRANDON, Man. – In recognition of International Women’s Day, Brandon University (BU) is spending the week saluting some of its outstanding female students.

Members of BU’s faculty and staff were asked to nominate students who have excelled in their studies and provided meaningful contributions to the community. Based on the nominations, 16 female students are being profiled at

“Women across the world are being honoured this week for their contributions to the lives of others – male and female – by taking down barriers and opening opportunities,” said Kathleen Nichol, a member of BU’s Status of Women Review Committee and an instructor in the Faculty of Science.

“This is our way of celebrating the efforts of some of BU’s outstanding women, who are inspiring us all with their intelligence and commitment to the community.”

This year’s honourees are:

  • Morgan Campbell
  • Monica Carranza
  • Julia Cullen
  • Brooke Drummond
  • Louise Ferguson
  • Betty Anne Girard
  • Andrea Grove
  • Blythe Heywood
  • Donata Huebert
  • Kylee Lewis
  • Jenna Noordenbos
  • Woo (Claire) Song
  • Sheyenne Spence
  • Adrienne Thomas
  • Jill Vanderheiden
  • Shaylyn White

The students received certificates of commendation at a reception.

Outstanding female students
The 2016 Outstanding Female Students pose with BU President Gervan Fearon and Kathleen Nichol on Thursday at the John E. Robbins Library



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