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Recipient of 2007 Robert W.F. Stephenson Prize Announced
June 6, 2007

Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) President Scott Dempsey Wins Prestigious Alumni Association Award

Scott DempseyFor his contributions to several University committees and associations, Scott Dempsey, the president of the Trent Central Students Association (TCSA), has been awarded the 2007 Robert W.F. Stephenson Award for Excellence in Student Governance.

The Prize was established by the Alumni Association in honour of Robert Stephenson upon the completion of his term as chair of Trent University’s Board of Governors. Mr. Stephenson was the first alumnus to hold the position of chair. Valued at $250, the prize was first awarded in 1995.

Throughout his time at Trent, Mr. Dempsey has served on several committees within the University administration, including the Senate and Board of Governors. He has also played a key role on many TCSA committees. Most recently, Mr. Dempsey has served as the president of the TCSA and was responsible for planning several important events, such as the Head of the Trent Concert and the Grad Gala. In the fall, he will begin his second term as TCSA president.

Robert Stephenson (l) is shown with several of the Stephenson Award recipients at a first-ever reception for past and present winners...from left to right: Kim Fielding (2004), Eli Fellman (1996), Heather Halpin (2000), Scott Dempsey (2007), Catherine Dickinson (2002) and Patrick McColm (2006).According to one of Mr. Dempsey’s nominators, "The most important contribution that Scott has made to student governance at Trent is his immense desire to connect the TCSA with the rest of the University, and showcase to students that the Association is there for the students’ needs. By attempting to create a unified and together student union and an enthusiastic and informed Board of Directors, Scott has made efforts to encourage student participation and interest in the TCSA, in the hopes of uniting the student body and striving for more awareness of political issues among students."

Photo Captions:

1) Scott Dempsey with his award.

2) Robert Stephenson (l) is shown with several of the Stephenson Award recipients at a first-ever reception for past and present winners...from left to right: Kim Fielding (2004), Eli Fellman (1996), Heather Halpin (2000), Scott Dempsey (2007), Catherine Dickinson (2002) and Patrick McColm (2006).



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