FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Contact: Janis Connolly at 604.990.7968
(NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Nominations are currently being accepted for Capilano University’s 2012 Alumni Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of alumni, employees and friends of the university, and celebrate a spirit of community and lifelong connection to Capilano.
The four categories included in the Alumni Awards of Excellence are the Distinguished Alumni Award, the One to Watch Alumni Award, the President’s Service Award, and the Award for Excellence in Empowering Learning. Nominations for all awards close February 1, 2012 and recipients will be recognized at the Alumni Awards of Excellence celebration in May 9, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.
Nomination forms and guidelines, as well as a list of previous recipients, can be found at capilanou.ca/alumni/awards or by contacting Janis Connolly, alumni relations officer in the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, at 604.990.7968, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its sixth year, the awards program has honoured more than 60 individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves and Capilano University through their contributions and achievements. Previous recipients have included Dr. Thomas Kerr, world renowned HIV/AIDs research pioneer, and best-selling author and playwright, Anosh Irani.
The Distinguished Alumni Award honours Capilano alumni of integrity and stature who have had more than 10 years of experience in their field prior to the award year.
The One to Watch Awards honour Capilano alumni who have distinguished themselves early on in their professions and who have attended Capilano within the last 10 years of the award year. Previous recipients include Toronto’s Sound of Music and Rock of Ages star, Elicia MacKenzie, and award-winning documentary film maker, Dianne Whelan.
Capilano University’s 2012 Alumni Awards of Excellence celebration will also recognize individuals or organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mission of Capilano University through the President’s Service Awards. Former recipients have included acclaimed jazz vocalist Dee Daniels, founding performer of the popular Capilano Jazz Series, and RBC, a significant supporter and mentor of Capilano University’s emerging artists programs.
Alumni of Capilano University are also invited to nominate exceptional faculty, staff and administrators who have made significant contributions to learning through the Award for Excellence in Empowering Learning.
“Our past recipients have inspired and supported countless others in their endeavours,” said Capilano University president, Dr. Kris Bulcroft. “I strongly encourage people to nominate a deserving alumnus, individual or organization for recognition.”
Capilano University is a learner-centred teaching focused university that serves the communities of the Lower Mainland, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast through campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish and Sechelt. Opened in 1968, enrolment today totals 7,500 students in credit programs each term with an additional 7,000 people taking non-credit courses annually. Capilano University offers a complete range of preparatory courses, university-level arts and science courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. More information can be found at www.capilanou.ca