OC honours business leader
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - People in Business

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Dr. Heather Banham is this year’s recipient of Okanagan College’s Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Banham retired from her role as dean of the Okanagan College School of Business in 2017 and will put a neat bow on her career with the honour.

“Under Heather’s leadership, business programming was expanded on our Vernon and Penticton campuses, providing more access for students in the region,” Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton said in a press release. “She worked to continue to develop the Okanagan School of Business national reputation and distinguished herself as a vital member of the accounting community.

“Heather is incredibly deserving of the Distinguished Service Award.”

Other roles Dr. Banham performed at the college during her 24-year career were professor, department chair, associate dean and then dean of the business school, which grew in size under her watch.

“I sincerely appreciate this recognition from Okanagan College,” Banham said. “It was really a privilege to work at the School of Business during those years and to be part of the team that was so committed to building strong programs and creating opportunities for students to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.”

Dr. Banham will receive her award during the college’s spring convocation ceremony on June 1. She will address the graduating business students during the commencement.

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