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Okanagan College Media Release

HSBC Bank Canada establishes award in Business Administration at Okanagan College

The Okanagan College Foundation is proud to announce that it has received a $30,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada to establish the permanently endowed HSBC Bank Canada Entrance Award in Business Administration.

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 Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton (middle) accepts a $30,000 donation from HSBC Canada’s Barry Taitinger, Assistant Vice President and Regional Manager (left) and Kelowna Branch Manager Marcia Jones during the Okanagan Business Students’ Association banquet.
One award will be granted annually to a first-year student at Okanagan College enrolled in the Faculty of Business Administration. Award recipients must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and community service.

“Corporate and community support helps ensure that students who can benefit from post-secondary education get the chance,” said Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton, who is also a director of the Okanagan College Foundation. “HSBC Bank Canada understands and has been a strong supporter of our business program. As I express our appreciation, I’m doing so on behalf of a group of students who will benefit in the years ahead.”

“HSBC Bank Canada has a long-standing commitment to education, one of the main focuses of our charitable giving, and we are delighted to have established this Award at Okanagan College,” said Sandra Stuart, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada. “We are proud that this donation will help students pursue post-secondary education, giving them a bright future and opportunities for success.”

The Okanagan College School of Business offers a two-year diploma program and a four-year bachelor’s degree. Both offer specialty options in accounting, financial services, general studies, hospitality management, human resources management, management and marketing.

About HSBC Bank Canada:

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 260 offices, including over 140 bank branches, and is the leading international bank in Canada. With around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories and assets of US$2,455 billion at 31 December 2010, the HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.

About the Okanagan College Foundation and Okanagan College:

The Okanagan College Foundation supports student learning by developing scholarships and bursaries and raising funds for programs and capital projects at Okanagan College. The Foundation acts as the recipient and manager of charitable gifts and builds meaningful relationships with communities to support Okanagan College.

Okanagan College is a public, comprehensive, post-secondary educational institution that was established under the provisions of the College and Institute Act (2004). Okanagan College offers a wide variety of career, continuing education, degree, developmental, trades and technologies, university studies, and vocational programs. The region served by Okanagan College covers 37,750 square kilometres, and extends from Osoyoos and Princeton in the south and west to Mica Creek and Revelstoke in the north and east.

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