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Alex Lawrie, who worked at Concordia for 27 years, started as a typewriter repairman in 1971 and became a senior purchaser who specialized in computer and other high-tech supplies and equipment. In January 1998, Alex died suddenly, only months after he had retired at age 55.
Immediately after his death, his friends began to collect donations toward the Alex Lawrie Memorial Scholarship. After an initial base of funds that culminated in the Alex Lawrie Memorial Dinner in October 1998, the donations kept coming, mainly through the Concordia staff hockey team’s annual fundraising activities.
Every year, the Concordia staff hockey team donates close to $1,000 to the Alex Lawrie Memorial Scholarship. At last November’s Donor Recognition Ceremony for Undergraduate Awards, team members Darcy Sowden and Henry Kovalcik and friends David Gobby and Joseph Capano inducted the Alex Lawrie Memorial Scholarship. Thus far, faculty and staff who have contributed to the scholarship have raised nearly $12,000.
The players seen in the photo are, in the front row, from left to right: Jay Garland, Christopher Alleyne, Murray Sang, Patrick Devey and Joe Luciano. In the back row: Jay Mazzamauro, Serge Bergeron, Steve Ranger-Dubé, Darcy Sowden, Michel Bujold, Eric Katchan, Eldon Hill, Chris Mikos, Henry Kovalcik, Martin Dicaire, Laurie Zack, Karrwright Lee, Glenn Weir and Doug Wong. Missing from photo: Manny Palladini, Mike O’Hanley, Phil “Bus Stop” Gale, Denis De Melo, Paul Moreau, Mathieu Richard, Brian Noseworthy and Terry Rogers.
To learn more about how Concordia’s faculty and staff are providing a first-rate education for hundreds of students, visit community.concordia.ca/gifts