Nancy Knowlton honored by Bishop’s University at spring convocation
CALGARY, Alberta --- July 14, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces that CEO and co-founder Nancy Knowlton has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree by Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Knowlton accepted the degree at a convocation ceremony held May 30, 2009. Doctor of Civil Law honorees are chosen by Bishop's University's Degree Committee of Convocation for their exceptional accomplishments in life and professional career. Right Honorable Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada, Albert Shultz, founding artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto, and Chantal Hèbert, Canadian columnist and political commentator, also received an honorary degree at the ceremony. Knowlton was recently inducted into the Bishop’s University Department of Athletics’ RBC Wall of Distinction for her many years as a member of the university’s basketball team along with her provincial and national contributions to the sport. She has a diploma of collegial studies and a bachelor of business administration degree (with honors) from Bishop’s University.
In addition to managing a multimillion dollar business, Knowlton is globally recognized as an expert in education and classroom technology. Throughout her career, she has received several prestigious awards recognizing her abilities as an entrepreneur and business person. This is Knowlton’s second honorary degree. In 2003, she received an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in recognition of her many business accomplishments. She holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Saint Mary’s University.
“Receiving this honorary degree from Bishop’s University is very rewarding,” says Nancy Knowlton. “While the award may be personal, the recognition is shared with all of the SMART staff who have contributed to the success of the company over many years.”
About Bishop’s University
Bishop’s University, which has 1,850 full-time students, was founded in 1843 in the community of Lennoxville, a suburb of Sherbrooke, Quebec. The university is a predominantly residential, undergraduate institution, offering students a quality education in arts, sciences, business and education. It currently stands among Canada’s top 20 undergraduate universities, as ranked by Maclean’s magazine. Over 11,000 individuals around the world proudly claim Bishop’s University as their alma mater. Bishop’s graduates are among the most cohesive and supportive alumni groups in Canada.