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The 2015 Business Person of the Year nominations are now open

November 26, 2014

Medicine Hat College (MHC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award. The candidate who is chosen will be recognized during the Connecting Students to Business Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2015 and will have a scholarship named after them.

Stephen Finnagan, dean of the Division of Business and Enterprise and chair of the selection committee explains that the criteria for the award has changed a bit, “Our division places a large emphasis on social responsibility, so we felt it was important that this was reflected in the nomination package. In addition to the past qualifying criteria we are also looking for someone who has demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability; a role model not only for students but underrepresented groups as well.”

The public is asked to nominate someone who is business savvy, has high ethical standards and is a leader in the community as well as in their industry.

“The purpose of the Connecting Students to Business Dinner is to help students succeed in the workplace by connecting them to business people from throughout our community; by announcing the winner of this award at the event it shows our students the leaders that they have access to and provides them a role model when moving forward in their careers,” explains Finnagan.

Nominations are accepted year-round; however the deadline to qualify for this year’s award is January 14, 2015. Nomination packages received after that date will be considered for next year’s award.

Please note that due to technical issues the online form is no longer available. We encourage you to download the nomination package and email it to Marcella Van Slyke at 403.529.3976 or