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St. Thomas University News Release

Office of University Advancement
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3
Tel (506) 452-0522, Fax (506) 460-0335

December 17, 2003

STU student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Matthew CarpenterSt. Thomas University student Matthew Carpenter has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England.

Mr. Carpenter, 22, is the son of Paul and Corinne Carpenter of Saint John. He attended St. Malachy’s High School and graduated from St. Thomas in May 2003 with a double honours in English and Spanish literature. While studying at St. Thomas he was on the Dean’s list every year, from 1999 - 2003, and was awarded the Tom McCann Memorial Trophy 2002 -2003 which is presented to senior students who demonstrate outstanding leadership ability and character.

After graduation in May, Mr. Carpenter spent six weeks in Ecuador building bathrooms for poor farm families in the Andes mountains. He is currently employed at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB campus.

At Oxford, Mr. Carpenter plans to pursue a masters degree in philosophy, specializing in Latin American literature.

Media contact:

Mary McIntosh
Director of Communications and Media Relations
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0522