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Management student awarded memorial prize

A University of St Andrews’ student, who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of her fellow students, has been awarded a special commemorative prize today (Wednesday 15th October, 2003).

Dawn Rimmer, a fourth year Management student, has been awarded the Mark Reed Memorial Prize – a new annual prize in memory of graduate Mark Reed.

Mark was a graduate (MA (Hons) Management, 1997) who sadly died in 2002, aged 34. After his death, Mark’s former employer, the Royal Mail, approached his wife Alison with the offer of honouring him with a commemorative prize.

Professor Sandra Nutley, who taught Mark, said:

“Mark is remembered fondly by all of those who taught him when he was at St Andrews. He was a joy to have on the Management programme because of his commitment, enthusiasm and good common sense. I will remember him most in his role as class representative where he did much to help us understand student perspectives on many issues. The way in which he worked with us revealed his altruistic characteristics and he demonstrated the real strength that comes from caring.”

The prize gifted by the Royal Mail – £75 and a memorial quaich – will be awarded each year to the undergraduate student who has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of Management students.

Dawn, who has just entered her fourth year of a MA (Hons) Degree in Management and Economics, was chosen as the first winner of the Prize by the Chairman of the Department, Professor Alan McKinlay, in consultation with other members of staff.

Dawn is President of the Management Society (2003-2004) and previous roles have included: Vice- president of the Management Society (2002-2003); Sub-Warden of John Burnett Hall (2002) and Chairperson of the Staff Student Council (2002-2003). Earlier this year she organised a variety of activities for her fellow students including a very successful barbeque this May.

Upon receiving the award, Dawn said: ‘Mark was a special man who worked diligently for the students in the department and I am delighted to have been awarded his prize.’

Those present at today’s presentation ceremony include: Dawn Rimmer, Mrs Alison Reed (and her two sons), Mr Dougie Baxter and Liz Turner (Royal Mail) and Professors Alan McKinlay and Sandra Nutley of the Department of Management.

ENDS

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