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Benefit Golf Tournament Raises over $105,000 for Students

September 22, 2009

HEC Montréal held its second benefit golf tournament on September 21, with Jean Brunet, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, serving as honorary President of the event. The tournament earned over $105,000, to be distributed to students in the form of Campus Abroad bursaries.

Campus Abroad courses are held in other countries, under the supervision of a professor. The students spend three weeks on a foreign campus, attend specialized courses, tour some of that country’s leading firms and meet some of their senior executives. A Campus Abroad course gives students a chance to better understand the business environment in a foreign country and immerse themselves in its culture.

As Jacques Nantel, HEC Montréal Secretary General, notes: “Our students’ international experience is a major asset that adds to their education. Our Campus Abroad courses and summer schools are sure to become more and more popular. This benefit golf tournament is a very attractive way of making the business community aware of these initiatives, and of inviting businesspeople to support more of our students in their studies. With our donors’ generous contributions to the tournament, we will be able to offer more than 50 new bursaries. The whole HEC Montréal community joins me in thanking Mr. Brunet for his masterful performance as President of the benefit tournament.”

One hundred and seventy-four players from the business community took part in this second tournament, with the proceeds going to support tomorrow’s managers.

 

The organizing committee of the 2009 HEC Montréal golf tournament were pleased to present Jacques Nantel, HEC Montréal Secretary General, with a cheque for $105,000. From left to right: Alain Latry, President and CEO, Technomedia; Richard Lupien, Vice-Chairman, National Bank Financial Group; Claude Simard, Director, COOP HEC Montréal; Alain Trudeau, Associate, Ernst & Young; Jacques Nantel, Secretary General, HEC Montréal; and Jean Brunet, Honorary President of the 2009 HEC Montréal tournament.

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