UFV now has two awards for distinguished alumni — nominate someone soon!

2011 Distinguished Alumni winner Shirzad Ahmed (UT '92)

The University of the Fraser Valley now has thousands of alumni living and working locally and around the world. Once again, it’s time recognize alumni of distinction by nominating them for a Distinguished Alumni award.

New this year is a category for young alumni.

“As we are still a fairly young university, many of our alumni are under the age of 35 and haven’t yet had careers that stretch into the decades,” notes UFV alumni manager Nancy Armitage. “But that doesn’t mean they haven’t had time for significant achievements. We thought it was fitting to create a new category just for younger alumni.”

The traditional Distinguished Alumni Award will be conferred upon a graduate of the institution who has achieved outstanding distinction in career, educational achievement, or community service. The second award, the Young Distinguished Alumni award, will go to a graduate of UFV who is 34 years of age or younger and who has achieved outstanding distinction in the above categories. Both awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of exceptional alumni.

Winners of these awards will join the ranks of past recipients including human rights and immigration lawyer, Shirzad Ahmed  (UT ’92), TV and film producer Mary Anne Waterhouse (Dip’86), writer and editor Terry-Lynn Stone (BA ’98), and the Abbotsford Police sergeant Amar Kingra (Cert.’94). The deadline for application is April 1, 2012.

You don’t have to have attended UFV to nominate a distinguished alumnus. Nominators may be UFV employees, students, alumni, board members, or members of the community. Recipients of the distinguished alumni award normally must agree to attend the awards ceremonies to receive the award.

If you know of an alumnus worthy of this distinction we encourage you to nominate them. All nominees will be honored and celebrated at our annual awards event in the fall. Nomination application and criteria are available here: www.ufv.ca/DAA

For more information contact:

Nancy Armitage
Manager, Alumni Relations

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