Alumni Achievement Awards

2016 Alumni Achievement Awards

AAA 2015 Post event Banner Our alumni are leaders in the community. It's up to all of us to make sure they're recognized Save the date! Alumni celebration featuring the Alumni Achievement Awards: Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

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2016 Alumni Achievement Awards nominees:

Joel Fischer, Bachelor of Nursing, 2015
Reetu Mall, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice, 2010
Carmen Morin, Music Diploma — Music Performance, 2009
Chelsea Smyth,  Bachelor of Communication — Public Relations, 2015
Courtney Vincent, Bachelor of Applied Interior Design, 2006
Tom Babin, Bachelor of Applied Communication — Journalism, 1999
Shawn Cable, Business and Sports Management
Lee Genier, Business Administration diploma, 1993
Danielle Gibbie, Bachelor of Business Administration — General Management, 2015
Bronson Ha, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice, 2013
Paul Hagel, Bachelor of Applied Communication — Public Relations, 2003
Murray Langdon, Broadcasting diploma, 1994
Brad Nichols, Bachelor of Applied Justice Studies, 2003
Pat Patton, Justice Administration diploma, 1985
Marshall Copithorne, MRC High School, 1955
Michael Fulmes, Communications Media Associate diploma — Broadcasting, 1978
Michael Parker, Interior Design diploma, 1971
Stan Schwartz, MRC High School - Grade 12 Senior Matriculation

About the Alumni Achievement Awards
Mount Royal University derives tremendous pride from the success of our students and their achievements as alumni. Our alumni community has grown to more than 90,000 individuals who make remarkable contributions to their professions and communities. To celebrate their many accomplishments the Mount Royal University Alumni Association offers a comprehensive recognition program to honour alumni and students known as the Alumni Achievement Awards.

The Alumni Achievement Awards honour and celebrate four alumni per year in different recognition categories:

Horizon Award — recognizing the outstanding achievements of alumni early in their careers
Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award — recognizing an alumnus who has brought great honour to the university and fellow alumni through excellence in professional, community and/or personal endeavours
Outstanding Alumni Awards — recognizing alumni who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their fields (full description can be found on the nomination form)

The awards program also goes a step beyond traditional alma mater recognition by providing support to current and new Mount Royal students. More than $9,000, including a select number of scholarships for children of alumni, is awarded annually to current and new Mount Royal students through the awards program.Past Awards recipients:The 2015 Alumni Achievement Awards recipientsPhoto Gallery from the 2015 Alumni Achievement Awards

Click the link to learn more about the 2015 Alumni Achievement Awards recipients:

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. Glen Edwards, Bachelor of Science — University Transfer '47

Outstanding Alumni — Community Service
Karen Gallagher-Burt, Social Work Diploma '06

Outstanding Alumni — Community Service
Kurt Pedersen, Business — University Transfer '89-'90

Horizon Award
Emma Gilchrist, Bachelor of Applied Communication — Journalism '06

Outstanding Future Alumni
Cordelia Snowdon, Bachelor of Arts — Policy Studies

The 2014 Alumni Achievement Awards recipients
Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Rick Smith, Business Administration - University Transfer '69


Outstanding Alumni Award – Professional Achievement
Jonathan Hak, Criminal Justice Careers - Police '80

Outstanding Alumni Award – Professional Achievement
Mercedes Brown, Natural Sciences '93 and Calgary Conjoint Nursing Program '97

Horizon Award
Pieter Boekhoff, Bachelor of Applied Computer Information Systems and Business '07

Outstanding Future Alumni Award
Kristin Milloy, Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences and Cellular and Molecular BiologyThe 2013 Legacy Award recipients
Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Dexter Nelson, Physical Education - University Transfer '68

Outstanding Alumni Award – Professional Achievement
Liz Hannah, Journalism Diploma '80

Outstanding Alumni Award – Professional Achievement
Mark Seland, Public Relations Diploma '90

Horizon Award
Ashley Black, Aviation Diploma '10

Outstanding Future Alumni Award
Tristan Smyth, Bachelor of Arts 

The 2012 Legacy Awards recipients

2012 Legacy Awards Dinner Photo Gallery

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Colleen Abdoulah, Public Relations Diploma, ‘79

Outstanding Alumni Award — Community Service

Roland (Rollie) LaHaye, Correctional Careers Diploma, ‘70

Outstanding Alumni Award - Professional Achievement
Timothy (Tim) Morris, Broadcasting Diploma, ‘97

Horizon Award
Amanda (Whelan) Hamilton, Bachelor of Applied Interior Design, ‘05

Outstanding Future Alumni Award

Julia Pasieka, Bachelor of Arts

The 2011 Legacy Award recipients

2011 Legacy Awards Dinner Photo Gallery

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Hon. Raymond Lee – Engineering '58

Outstanding Alumni Award – Arts and Culture
Michele Decottignies – Theatre Arts '92

Outstanding Alumni Award – Athletic Achievement
Tom Otjes – Therapeutic Recreation '76

Horizon Award
Nicola Kozmyk – Sport and Recreation '06

Outstanding Future Alumni Award

Collin Semenoff

The 2010 Legacy Awards recipients

2010 Legacy Awards Dinner Photo Gallery

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Robert Laidlaw, Petroleum Engineering '50

Outstanding Alumni Award - Arts and Culture
Daniel Okulitch, The Conservatory '95

Outstanding Alumni Award - Professional Achievement
Lorne Motley, Journalism '86

Horizon Award
Laura Ell, Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership '03

Outstanding Future Alumni Award
Elizabeth Mack

The 2009 Legacy Awards recipients

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award
Sid Marty, Arts and Science '65

Outstanding Alumni Award - Arts and Culture
Dr. Michael Kim, Mount Royal Conservatory Academy of Music '88

Outstanding Alumni Award - Professional Achievement
Wayne Wiebe, Environmental Quality Control '74

Horizon Award
Ryan Correy, Bachelor of Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership '07

Outstanding Future Alumni Award
Erin Delamont

See past Distinguished Alumni