U of S Alumni Association honours award recipients

SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association invites media to attend the Honouring Our Alumni Achievement Awards reception and presentations:

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Reception: 5:30 pm
Awards presentation: 6:30 pm
Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

The 2015 recipients are:

Daphne Arnason (BComm'77) for her dedicated service as a volunteer and contributions to business and industry.

Mark Boots (BE'08, BSc'08, PhD'13), young alumni recipient*, for his innovative developments in research and application of technology for social change.

Richard Burton (BE'68, MSc'71, PhD'75) for his contributions to education and research.

Delwyn Fredlund (BE'62) for his service, philanthropy and outstanding contributions to research and learning.

Namarta Kochar (BA'00), young alumni recipient*, for her volunteerism and community service.

Dr. Ryan Meili (BSc'00, MD'04), young alumni recipient*, for his significant contributions to public and Aboriginal health, and the medical profession.

Jennifer Pereira (BA'01, LLB'03), young alumni recipient*, for her community leadership and contributions to her profession

Richard Rempel, (BA'58) for leadership in teaching and learning and ongoing dedication to telling the story of the university and its people.

Al Schreiner (BE'63) for his community leadership, philanthropy and significant contributions to business and industry.

Lynne Van Luven (BA'68) for her service to the arts, literature and education.

Janet Verjovsky (BA'64) for her leadership and service to teaching and education.

Peter Wong (MSc'75) for his significant contributions to business and industry, dedicated public service and philanthropy.

Recipient biographies can be found at alumni.usask.ca/achieve.

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.

*Young alumni recipients are subject to the same criteria, but also must be under 35 years of age and have graduated from the U of S no more than 10 years ago.


For more information, contact:
Kristopher Brown
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
University of Saskatchewan

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