Bill Merriman awarded certificate

October 21st, 2012

Bill Merriman of Mid Isle Highlanders FC was awarded a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Ralph Nilson (below) of Vancouver Island University for the Highlanders' support of VIU's Co-op program in mentoring Romaie Martin within their development programs.

Co-op students in 4th year at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in the Recreation & Tourism and Hospitality programs shared and presented their case studies ranging from a variety of hot topics, issues, challenges and trends in their fields of study. The symposium was an opportunity for the Cooperative Education faculty, Micki McCartney (Recreation & tourism) and Lynda Robinson (Hospitality) to purposely have the students, employers, faculty, special guests and VIU executive come together to celebrate the outstanding partnership between all parties. VIU President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson attended to present certificates of appreciation at the event to employers who hired VIU co-op students, and VIU's Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Dave Witty provided the closing remarks. It was a successful event where students were able to showcase their knowledge and skill, while employers were recognized for their important contributions and faculty were able to see their classroom expertise highlighted.