KPU students recognized at annual scholarship and awards ceremony

Sun, Feb 1, 2009

For immediate release

February 2, 2009

(SURREY, B.C.) KPU Foundation hosted its 20th Annual Scholarship and Awards ceremony at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond.

The annual scholarships and awards ceremony presents awards, bursaries and scholarships to KPU students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, financial need or have received recognition in program-specific honours.

Nathalie Heiberg, a Bachelor of Applied Journalism degree student, received three awards at the ceremony, totalling $6,500. “My scholarships have enabled me to pursue my dream of becoming a journalist. I have used my scholarship to pay for my tuition and books, to travel and explore the world from Milan to St. Petersburg,” commented Heiberg, a resident of Delta. “My scholarships have made me feel proud of my accomplishments, my school and my program.”

The top award recipients are as follows:

-Nathalie Heiberg (Bachelor of Applied Journalism) — Received three awards totalling $6,500

-Jessica Kromhoff (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) — Received five awards totalling $3,800
-Michael Prizeman (Automotive Service Technician) — Received four awards totalling $4,500

-Kristen Lambke (Diploma in Environmental Protection) — Received four awards totalling $5,250

-Suzanne Barton (Bachelor of Arts - Psychology) — Received five awards totalling $6,250
-Michelle Lageweg (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) — Received three awards totalling $3,750
-Agata Zasada (Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources) — Received four awards totalling $4,000

-Lee Van Paassen (Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing) — Received four awards totalling $6,000

-Sandra Alfonso (Bachelor of Arts – Psychology) — Received four awards totalling $4,750
-Julia Wells (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) — Received six awards totalling $5,500

For more information on student awards and financial assistance at KPU, visit:  

The KPU Foundation was established in 2000 and raises funds to create quality, life-long learning opportunities for KPU students to achieve personal, social and career success. For more information or to make a donation, call 604.599.2010 or visit


For more information about the scholarship and awards ceremony, contact:
Jeff Norris
Executive Director, KPU Foundation
Tel: 604.599.2010  


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Peter Chevrier
Director, Marketing & Communications
Tel: 604.599.2286