Mount Royal University Alumni Achievement Awards


The Alumni Achievement Award recipients include a pioneering nurse, a courageous hotel operator, a community-focused police officer and a rising filmmaker. All have helped advance their professions and improve society by serving others first. They are each an example of what is possible when the focus is on uplifting others to embody what it means to be Mount Royal University alumni.


Anne (Porter) Kendrew

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award

Travis Juska

Outstanding Achievement Award - Community Service

Sharilyn Amy

Outstanding Achievement Award - Professional Achievement

Trevor Solway

Horizon Award

Nathan Lawley

Outstanding Future Alumni Award

Nominations for 2021 are now closed. We continue to accept nominations for the following year.

There are more than 100,000 Mount Royal University alumni making a difference around the world. In this sea of genuinely exceptional folks, what makes our recipients stand out above the rest?

It’s their dedication to their craft. It’s how they help others achieve success. It’s how they give back to their communities. And it’s how they continue to contribute to their alma mater, long after graduation.

Every year, Mount Royal University celebrates alumni that inspire us. Whether they are beginning their career or have a lifetime of achievements, Mount Royal is honoured to recognize them in three different categories:



Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award

Recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has brought great honour to the university and fellow alumni through excellence in professional, community and/or personal endeavors.

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their fields, either through community involvement or excellence in their profession.

Horizon Award

Recognizes outstanding achievements of alumni early in their careers.



Nominations are now closed for 2021. However, we continue to accept nominations that will be considered in the following year. If you know an alumna or alumnus deserving of recognition, nominate them!


Nominations are open for the 2021 Outstanding Future Alumni Award that recognizes current students - please visit the Outstanding Future Alumni Award page to learn more.