Mary Ann Groothuis, a third-year student in the Business Administration -- Materials Management program at Conestoga College, is this year's winner of the $500 K.C. Holness Award. This honour for voluntary service by a student is sponsored by APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management.
The Holness Award goes annually to only one student in APICS Region VIII, which includes all of Canada. APICS is based in Alexandria, Va. The organization has more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in the United States and Canada, and is dedicated to professional awareness, development and education for resource managers in business, industry and the public sector.
The award recognizes the student's academic achievement as well as involvement with an APICS Affiliated Student Chapter (ASC).