School of Business staff member Victoria Anderson hoists the Grey Cup at the school's holiday reception.

Business school tributes student lost in accident

Kwantlen's School of Business hosted reception in honour of Dylan Reichelt

On December 16, Kwantlen’s School of Business hosted a holiday reception to close the semester as well as pay tribute to a special young man, Dylan Reichelt.

Dylan, a Kwantlen business student, was tragically lost in a car accident last month. Bill Reichelt, Head Trainer for the BC Lions and Dylan’s father, along with the School of Business, and the Kwantlen Foundation, have set up the Dylan Reichelt Memorial Award. The event provided a unique opportunity to grow the fund while attendees had their picture taken with the Grey Cup.

BC Lions head coach Mike Benevides introduced the Grey Cup to attendees and defensive backs coach, Mark Washington commented “The Grey Cup really belongs to everyone. It’s great when people have a chance to see it and touch it. You can really see how they light up.”

Both Lions mingled with and chatted with the attendees and they were both very gracious in posing for numerous photographs.

“We were delighted to welcome faculty and staff from across the University. What made it even more special was the presence of the Grey Cup and the opportunity to honor a student’s memory,” commented Arthur Coren, Dean of the School of Business. “The folks that attended had a great time and they really showed their support.”

Overall the event raised more than $7000 for the Dylan Reichelt Memorial Award. Early in 2012, Kwantlen will meet with the Reichelt family to discuss the criteria for selecting award winners.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for more than 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.

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