From Track Suit to Tux

By Maroon & White | spring 2014

Former Olympian Andrew Russell traded his track suit for a tuxedo to receive a prestigious Futures Fund Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership during a gala held at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

“I am very thankful to have received this honour,” says Russell, a second-year Sobey School of Business MBA student who competed as a sprint canoeist in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. “I see it as a testament to my hard work, both for the MBA program and as a volunteer. The amazing team at the Sobey MBA Society have made it possible for me to grow as a leader.”

Established by Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year to honour and mentor exceptional Canadian university business students, the Futures Fund Scholarship disburses ten awards of $5,500 each year to promising business students across the country.

Read more about Andrew Russell in our cover story.

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