Kristine Daigle receives UMCE honor

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Thursday, April 6, was an evening of great rejoicing for Kristine Daigle at the annual Blue and Gold student gala, held at the University of Moncton’s Edmundston campus.  

Daigle, who will earn her BA in nursing, won the prestigious Person of the Year Award, a UMCE honor given to a student completing his or her studies at the campus and who has distinguished himself/herself significantly in several aspects of student life and by maintaining a superior academic performance.

Daigle interned in primary health care in Haiti last year with a third-year group of nursing students. She served on the student board in 2014 and as area representative for four years. She also served as secretary of the General Association of Students of the UMCE (AGEEUMCE) in 2013. In addition, she served as manager of the Fireplace bar.

In the community, she is recognized for her volunteer work with many organizations and in organizing activities such as the golf tournament of the Saint-Louis-Maillet Foundation, various health promotion stands, funding campaigns and the breastfeeding Challenge IAB, among others.

During the evening, 16 awards were given to students in five categories: (AGEEUMCE), sports, sociocultural, commitment and personality of the year.

The dynamism and excellence in the forest science sector were once again awarded; the sector received the Initiative of the year Award with its “Forest Games 2017” competition held last January, in which two teams of the School of Forestry at UMCE won the first two positions of the highly noted competition.

The Citizen Commitment Award 2016-2017 was awarded to Sandrine Duval of Edmundston, attaining a bachelor’s degree in individualized studies. She has taken an active part in the organization of various efforts in the region including the Relay for Life, the regional fair and KEY project.

The Louis-Joseph Lachance Trophy for outstanding athlete went to Jasmine Bouhtiauy, who is in the student graduate preparatory program for Health Sciences (DSS). In addition to combining an excellent academic record, she was an active member of the Ultimate Frisbee team. She was particularly honored for her athleticism, commitment and leadership.

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