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One of the highlights of my career was being named 2018 Alumnus of the year for Memorial University. I cannot begin to express how honoured I felt that evening.

I knew that to be successful, I would need a great education. The best decision I ever made was to go to Memorial. I graduated from MUN with a B.Sc. in chemistry in 1985.  From there I went on to do a masters in chemical engineering at UNB, and years later attended Harvard Business School. But it was Memorial that put me on track to where I am today.

Standing in Memorial’s new Signal Hill campus to receive this award – a stone’s throw from where I spent my early childhood and across the harbour from the St. John’s Dockyard – meant more to me than I can express.  

I am proud to be a graduate of MUN, blessed to be able to help students who follow in my footsteps through the annual Paul Antle Entrepreneurial Award, and grateful to give back to my university and my community.