Nominations wanted for UFV distinguished alumni award

That teacher helping your kid to shine; the nurse who was by your side in emergency; the accountant who finds deductions at tax time; the social worker who helped your neighbour; the childcare worker who’s with your kids all day – University of the Fraser Valley alumni are everywhere.

Alumni who are now playing key roles in our communities are both the UFV’s greatest product and greatest ambassadors.

That teacher helping your kid to shine; the nurse who was by your side in emergency; the accountant who finds deductions at tax time; the social worker who helped your neighbour; the childcare worker who’s with your kids all day – University of the Fraser Valley alumni are everywhere.

Alumni who are now playing key roles in our communities are both the UFV’s greatest product and greatest ambassadors.

Each year, the UFV Alumni Association recognizes a special alumnus through its Distinguished Alumni award and it wants the public’s help to find this year’s winner.

Nominations are now being accepted. Help recognize a UFV grad who has achieved outstanding distinction in career, education, and/or community service.

This non-monetary award celebrates the accomplishments of UFV alumni, offering media exposure through UFV’s Skookum magazine, a news release, and website presence, as well as a permanent place on the prominently displayed Distinguished Alumni Award plaque in Alumni Hall on the Abbotsford campus.

Past recipients of the award include Gus Hartl, CEO of the Aldergrove Credit Union; film producer  Mary Anne Waterhouse; Amar Kingra,  a sergeant with the Abbotsford Police; social worker (the late) Autumn Jenkinson, and Tracey Vandaegen Jones, a nurse, educator and coach.

The deadline for application is April 1.  The award will be conferred by the UFV Alumni Association at the annual UFV Awards night held in September. If you know of a distinguished alumnus/a, please contact us for the application package or visit: www.ufv.ca/Distinguished_Alumni_Award