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RRU alumni finalists in Victoria chamber business awards

April 27, 2012

Victoria - Three Royal Roads University alumni are finalists in the 2012 Greater Victoria Business Awards hosted by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Deirdre Campbell (MBA, 2003), president and chief development officer of the Tartan Group, is a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category; Richard van Leeuwen (BComm., 2005) owner of Academy of Learning, is a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur category; and Neville Grigg (MBA, 2005), president and CEO of Heritage Office Furnishings is a finalist in the Sustainable Business Practice category.

In addition, Royal Roads honorary degree recipient Terry Farmer, founder and chairman of Accent Inns, will be given the Governors' Lifetime Achievement Award.

"We are extremely proud of our alumni, the fine work they're doing, and their successes," said Paul Corns, associate vice-president of community relations and advancement. "Royal Roads graduates leaders who bring positive change to their businesses and communities, exemplified by these four outstanding people."

Corns said that Farmer is an excellent role model for the next generation of business owners in the community, exemplifying leadership in business while also being an active force in the community for many years.

Royal Roads University was established by the Province of British Columbia in 1995 to deliver quality applied and professional programs to advance professionals in the workplace. The university blends online and on-campus learning with current, real-world relevance for doctorate, graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates, diplomas, executive, custom and continuing education. There are now more than 17,000 Royal Roads alumni active in over 60 countries around the world.


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