Theodore (Ted) Soepboer, Faculty of Business

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Theodore (Ted) Soepboer, Faculty of Business

The following is the award citation for Theodore (Ted) Soepboer who is a 2010 graduate student recipient of the Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal. Ted graduated with an MBA at Brock's 2010 Spring Convocation.

“Nothing short of spectacular” – these are the words that come to mind when describing the commitment of Ted Soepboer to his university, his fellow students and to his larger community.
Ted is graduating today with a Master’s of Business Administration degree. He has made an indelible mark at Brock for his many contributions to the student experience in the Faculty of Business and to the University’s reputation as a leading business school.
His activities began as an undergraduate student at Brock as a member of the newly formed Brock University Accounting Students’Association. That led to bigger and better things as a graduate student and his involvement in launching the Brock University Graduate Business Council. Ted served as its first vice-president, external affairs. He recently finished his second year on the council’s executive team in the portfolio of vice-president finance. His abilities in fiscal management have allowed the council to expand its portfolio and further enhance the student experience of all graduate business students.
A big part of Ted’s student life has been dedicated to the University’s success at inter-collegiate business competitions. He was a member of Brock’s 2008 and 2009 DECA U case competitions at the provincial and international level. He also co-ordinated teams to compete at several other competitions including the prestigious John Molson International MBA CASE competition where Brock’s team placed fourth out of 36 schools. It was an outstanding achievement and this success contributes significantly to the University’s growing international profile.
As well, Ted has been instrumental in organizing Brock’s delegation to the 2009 and 2010 national MBA Games – in two years, Brock’s team has grown from 13 to 30 participants.
Ted’s commitment to the University is only surpassed by his commitment to the Niagara community. In 2009 he helped lead a campus-wide blood drive from which students donated 34 units of blood – enough to save 102 lives. He’s helped raise thousands of dollars in the past two years as student team co-ordinator and participant in an annual walk to support Gillian’s Place, a shelter that provides help and support for women and children caught in abusive relationships. Close to Ted’s heart is his work with Brock Bowls for Kids in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Niagara. He lost his father at a young age and recognizes the important work of the organization. So, for three years now he has helped raise money that goes toward matching children with a big brother or sister.
Ted’s Spirit of Brock is an inspiration to everyone.

Ted Soepboer, right, receives a 2010 Spirit of Brock medal during Spring Convoca

Ted Soepboer, right, receives a 2010 Spirit of Brock medal during Spring Convocation ceremonies.