Alumni of Distinction

Nominations for Alumni of Distinction Awards and Honorary Credential recipient now open

Posted: February 27th, 2017

With more than 76,000 graduates and countless community and business supporters, Durham College (DC) makes it a priority to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the college, community and well beyond. With that in mind, the college is calling on community members to bring forward their nominations for DC’s 2017 Alumni of Distinction Awards and 2017 Honorary Credential, and is offering assistance to anyone who is interested in preparing a nomination.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2017, one of the best ways we can continue to inspire students and employees at DC is to shine a light on the many members of our community who are succeeding in their careers, giving back to their communities and paving the way for future generations,” said Don Lovisa, president of Durham College. “We want to recognize their success and thank them for their contributions, and the Alumni of Distinction Awards and Honorary Credential allow us to do just that.”

The Alumni of Distinction Awards honour the significant contributions DC graduates make to society while achieving career success. The Honorary Credential recognizes a community or business partner who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of DC, Durham Region and beyond. Both are given at the college’s annual spring convocation ceremonies in June.

“Alumni are always top of mind for the college, but even more so during this milestone year,” added Lovisa. “Our 50th anniversary year provides a natural opportunity to take those connections with our alumni to the next level, and I hope to see that surge reflected in the number of nominations we receive this year.”

A wide range of professionals have received the Alumni of Distinction Award including entrepreneurs, health-care leaders, journalists, multimedia designers, engineers, technicians and skilled trades professionals. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, March 10 through the DC Alumni office.

DC employees and members of the community are invited to nominate an individual for an Honorary Credential by completing a Nomination for Honorary Credential Form and submitting the package to Paul Bishop, executive director/registrar, Strategic Enrolment Services, by Saturday, April 1.

One of the first colleges established under the Ontario college system, DC takes immense pride in the way its graduates and community partners continue to help build a strong college, one that is committed to student success, and looks forward to recognizing these individuals in June.

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