Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Schwartz School students honoured with 2016 Dr. Trudy Eagan Women in Business Awards

October 5th, 2016
Lauren Vogel and Allison Randall

Fourth year Schwartz School of Business students Allison Randall of Halifax, NS and Lauren Vogel of Calgary, AB were named the 2016 Dr. Trudy Eagan Women in Business Awards recipients, receiving the honour during the annual Dr. Trudy Eagan Women in Business Speaker Series on Oct. 4. 

The annual awards are presented to two outstanding senior female students who have made a difference at StFX. The award recognizes strong academic performance, determination and perseverance, and a positive impact on classmates and the program. 

The afternoon event was also highlighted by an address from keynote speaker Angela Mondou, president of Canada Company, a national non-partisan charitable organization founded to support the members of Canada’s military and their families, who shared ways for students to achieve success in their careers and lives, 

Ms. Mondou is a former air force captain and marketing executive whose unconventional career has taken her from worldwide military operations to top-ranked high-tech companies, including Research In Motion, the creators of BlackBerry™. She started her career as an air force officer. After nine years in the Air Force and war-zone experience, she moved on to the high-tech industry and became a global marketing executive. She is founder of ICE Leadership, an award winning company that has specialized in helping companies build new business and expand in existing business. She was recently appointed Honorary Colonel for CFSATE, has been a director with the Canadian Forces Liaison Council for 10 years, and has fulfilled the role of EVP Leadership & Mentorship for the International Women's Forum. She is also the bestselling author of Hit the Ground Leading!, a leadership book that provides military and business insight for team leadership and personal growth.

Business professor and ceremony emcee Dr. Mary Oxner thanked Dr. Eagan “well known to our community as a business leader, a community advocate, a Xaverian, a mentor and a friend” for her continued support. 

Dr. Eagan, who was recently inducted into the StFX Hall of Honour and holds an honorary degree from StFX, was unable to be at the ceremony. 

“Trudy has expressed her strong connection to our Xaverian family in many ways. Today's speakers’ series and awards presentation is one example of her commitment and generosity to our university,” Dr. Oxner said.

Allison Randall will graduate in May 2017 with an advanced major in finance and a minor in political science. She is currently the president of the Schwartz Business Society, a role she embraced as a third year student and continued into her fourth year. She also balanced the role of vice president of the Model United Nations Society and membership in the Best Buddies chapter in her initial year as Business Society president. 

Lauren Vogel is completing her advanced major in management and leadership. She is currently the vice president of the Schwartz Women in Business Society, is the assistant to the Executive Director for the Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, and is on the JDC Central Case Competition Business Strategy Team. She engaged in an international exchange to Tel Aviv, Israel in the last academic term and was the campaign coordinator for StFX Get out the Votes for the last federal election. 
 

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