The 2018-2019 President's award was presented by Dr. June Matthews, PhD, RD, P.H.Ec., to Rachelle Provost, P.H.Ec. on March 23, 2019. Congratulations Rachelle! We are P.H.Ec. proud of you.
The following speech was read by June at the annual OHEA conference.
The recipient of this award is chosen by the President to recognize the outstanding volunteer contributions of an individual member in the preceding year.
The member receiving the award for 2018-19 has definitely made an outstanding contribution to OHEA! She has volunteered hundreds of hours over the past year to make sure we are a relevant professional association in the 21st century. She is a shining example of the skills and talents that young Professional Home Economists bring to our association.
This accomplished young woman has already held several leadership positions. She treats everyone she meets with respect and kindness. In turn, she is well-respected by her friends, her co-workers, and fellow Home Economists.
This past year, despite significant health challenges faced by a close family member, she continued in her role on our Board of Directors. She worked closely with Board members on several projects, from our Communications Strategic Plan to our social media platforms to a complete overhaul and updating of our website.
I am delighted to present this year’s President’s Award to Rachelle Provost, Vice President Communications on our Board of Directors.
Rachelle holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia and is currently completing a post-degree Diploma in Public Relations from Western. Rachelle is a Communications Intern at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, and she works part-time as a Resident Assistant right here in Clare Hall. Next year, Rachelle will be completing a Masters of Management at Trent University.
We are truly fortunate to have this amazing young woman as part of our Association, which bodes very well for our future!
Please join me in congratulating Rachelle on this well-deserved honour.