U of S Alumni Association honours award recipients

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the Honouring Our Alumni Achievement Awards reception and presentations: Thursday, October 24 Reception: 5:30 pm Awards presentations: 6:15 - 7:30 pm TCU Place, Gallery AB & Gallery Suites 35 - 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK

The 2013 recipients are:
• The Hon. Charles Mayer, BSA'64, for his lifetime of commitment and contributions to the agricultural industry in Canada as a public servant.
• Professor Emeritus Dufferin (Duff) Spafford, BA'59, MA'61, for his significant work unearthing history and archival information on the U of S and its people.
• Donald A. Mitchell, BA'69, MA'73, for his public service and contributions to community-based social and sustainability initiatives.
• Dr. James Ogloff, MA'86, for his ground-breaking contributions to criminal justice and pioneering efforts in education and the practice of clinical forensic psychology.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient is:
•Dr. Farrah J. Mateen, MD'05 (young alumni recipient), for her internationally recognized research and scholarship in global health and neurology.
Each year, the Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to U of S graduates who advance the reputation of the University of Saskatchewan and the alumni association. Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding achievements and innovation; commitment to excellence; community engagement and leadership; and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of society.
Also being recognized as honorary alumni at this year's reception are: Professor Emeritus David Kaplan, musician, composer and former head of the U of S Department of Music; Professor Emeritus Brian Rossnagel, renowned barley and oat crop scientist at the U of S; Brian's wife Laurel Rossnagel, long-serving U of S staff member and respected artist; and Professor Emerita Lucy Willis, former faculty member and School of Nursing director.
For more information, contact:
Derrick Kunz, Alumni Relations Consultant
University of Saskatchewan
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