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Quote by Thomas McMahon Cregan
King's College c1855

Ketchum at King's College

Ketchum Medal

Henry George Clopper Ketchum is numbered among the more illustrious alumni of the University of New Brunswick.  In 1854, he first enrolled at King's College (later UNB) where he took the engineering course being offered by Thomas McMahon Cregan, a British engineer.  In the years that followed, Ketchum focused  his engineering interest on the construction of railways.  In 1862, H.G.C. Ketchum was awarded the first diploma in Civil Engineering given by UNB.

Throughout his life, Ketchum remained interested in the University of New Brunswick.  Under the terms of his will, a silver medal, known as the “Ketchum Medal”,  has been awarded since 1897 to the top graduating student in Civil Engineering, based on work in the final two years of the program.

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