Community & NewsFounding Director Receives Honorary Doctorate
Posted On: Thursday, 25 July 2013
On April 18th 2013 the Founding Director of Prolife Foods, Bernie Crosby received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato in recognition of his of his entrepreneurial and community leadership, and his contribution to industry and economic development in the Waikato and more widely.
University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford says Mr Crosby has shown what can be achieved through determination and perseverance and from focusing on relationships.
"He has proved that through positive thinking and hard work, what may initially appear as a setback can in fact be a great opportunity. Mr Crosby has left an indelible mark on the Hamilton community, not only through Prolife Foods, but also through his on-going support of other business, community organisations and health research."
Mr Crosby responded with a speech to 600 people at the graduation ceremony, mentioning that as a young man he'd done six months of tertiary study at Lincoln College, abandoning the course to set off on a yacht to see the world. He drew a parallel between his adventure on the high seas, and the adventurous mind-set that has driven his business life.
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