Amanda Hebert at Mount Allison Convocation 2017

Amanda Hebert Wins 2017 David Beatty History Prize at Mount Allison University

I am thrilled to announce that Mount Allison University graduate, Amanda Hebert was awarded the David Beatty History Prize at this year’s convocation in Sackville, New Brunswick. The David Beatty History Prize commemorates the career of my father, Dr. David Beatty, “a much admired teacher and scholar.” The prize is awarded each year to the student graduating with the highest GPA in honours history. Amanda’s father, John said to me, “it was a special moment for our family in many ways and Amanda was extremely honoured to win the prize given our respect for your father who continues to inspire.”

Not only was John a student of my father’s back in the 1980s, but he also taught briefly alongside my mother, Mary Jean, across the border in Nova Scotia at Amherst Regional High School in 1985. Hebert added, “my daughter was determined to win the award as it is presented for top GPA in Honours history. Your Dad and I exchanged many a Christmas card and when my daughter was young he always asked for a picture. It was a great ceremony, and the last one for Peter Mansbridge as Chancellor as well.”

Originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime media producer, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, technology and being a Dad.

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