UFV seeking Distinguished Alumni nominations

2014 Distinguished Alumni winner Patti MacAhonic

2014 Distinguished Alumni winner Patti MacAhonic

UFV alumni can be found making a difference around the corner and across the world.

“More than 30,000 alumni from the University of the Fraser Valley work in a variety of industries and sectors and have a significant impact on our economy and our communities every day,” says Nancy Armitage, UFV Alumni Engagement manager. “We want to highlight their contributions and excellence by recognizing our outstanding alumni.”

The UFV Alumni Association will recognize two exceptional alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Awards. One award will be conferred upon a graduate who has achieved outstanding distinction in their career, in educational achievement, or by providing exceptional community service. The second award, the Young Distinguished Alumni Award, goes to a graduate of UFV who is 34 years of age or younger who has achieved outstanding distinction in the same categories.

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Tanya Jonker, 2014 winner of the Distinguished Young Alumni award.

“The UFV Alumni Association is very proud to recognize the incredible contributions our alumni make to our community and to our society – not only in the Fraser Valley, but right across the province and beyond,” said Justin P. Goodrich, chair of the UFV Alumni Association. “Each year we embark on the process of selecting our DAA recipients and each year I’m reminded of how talented, hard-working, and community-minded our alumni are.”

Winners of these awards will join the ranks of past recipients including 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Patti MacAhonic (BA ’03), Executive Director of Ann Davis Transition Society, and 2014 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner Tanya Jonker (BA ’09), a doctoral student in psychology. Other past winners include Stu Chahal and Evan Wiens in 2013, George Hemeon (BA’04) and Alex McAulay (BBA ’07) in 2012, and Shirzad Ahmed (UT ’92) in 2011.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2015.
Nomination application and criteria can be viewed and downloaded here: ufv.ca/DAA.

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