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George T. Fulford III Award in Marketing
Maximum Amount: $865.00
Faculty: Business
Occasion: Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night
Process: Selected by the Scholarships and Awards Committee
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Awarded to the Faculty of Business student who achieves the highest standing in the introduction to marketing course.
Background: George Taylor Fulford III (1927 - 1995) George was born in Toronto, June 29th, 1927, son of the late George T. Fulford II and Josephine Camel Weller, and grandson of George T. Fulford I, founder of the G.T. Fulford Company, producer of patent machines. He was raised in Brockville, Ontario and educated at Trinity College School, Royal Roads College, McGill University (B.A.) and University of Western Ontario (M.B.A.) He was married in 1953 to Ruth Sutton and had three children, George IV, Nicholas and Mary. After a business career, he moved to Pete rborough, Ontario, to teach at Sir Sandford Fleming College, where he helped establish the Travel and Tourism and Food and Beverages programs. In 1980, he married Eileen McMillan, a nursing instructor at the College, following a sabbatical at UPEI in 1985, George and Eileen moved to her native Charlottetown where George was an assistant professor at the University's School of Business. George was popular with students, many of whom continued to consult him long after he was no longer their teacher. In George's honour, the restaurant at Sir Sandford Fleming College was named Fulfords. George spent 30 years in the Navy Reserve, retiring with the rank of Commander. In 1989, George started the Fulford Fundy Fish Farm, a salmon aquaculture company in Black's Harbour, New Brunswick and Bluewater Aquaculture, a related company. He was also part owner of Ocean Horizons Canada and Ocean Horizons Chile. George had many diverse interests, an accomplished skier, hunting, fishing, camping scuba diving, canoeing, rowing and, in his youth, competitive shooting, sailing and hydroplane racing. George was heavily involved in volunteer work. He served as President of PEI Ski Association, Chairman of Ducks Unlimited Charlottetown, President of St. John Ambulance, and in 1974, he received a Heritage Activities Award from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. And, in 1995, the Atlantic Salmon Federation Regional Council presented George posthumously with an award for outstanding contributions to salmon conservation on PEI. George died suddenly in Botswana, Africa on April 10, 1995 while on safari with his wife, Eileen.
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