Posted: June 5, 2006

Two Campion College students have been chosen to receive high academic honours at the University of Regina convocation ceremony. The awards will be presented today during the convocation ceremony at the Conexus Arts Centre.

David Roettger, who is graduating with a bachelor of science honours degree with high honours in chemistry, will receive the prestigious Governor General's Academic Silver Medal and the University Prize in Science. The Governor General's Academic Silver Medal is awarded to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest academic standing in a bachelor's degree program. The University Prize in Science is awarded to the most distinguished student receiving a first degree from the Faculty of Science.

Roettger is also this year's recipient of the Reverend Gerald F. Lahey, SJ Prize for most outstanding Campion graduate. The award was presented last night at a special ceremony honouring the college's graduating class and award recipients.

Angela Beck will be awarded the W.A. Riddell Award in Fine Arts. A visual arts student, Beck is graduating with great distinction with a bachelor of fine arts (painting). This award is presented annually at the spring convocation ceremonies to the most distinguished graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, based on academic and artistic ability.

Founded in 1917 as the Catholic College of Regina, Campion College is a Jesuit centre of educational excellence federated with the University of Regina. It is a co-educational institution offering programs in Arts, Science and Fine Arts, including a full complement of pre-professional courses. Graduates receive both a University of Regina degree and a Campion College certificate. Over 1,100 University of Regina students are enrolled through Campion College.