Call for nominations: 2013 KPU Distinguished Alumni Awards

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Nominations are still being accepted until Friday, September 6 for this year’s KPU Distinguished Alumni Awards, hosted and presented by the KPU Alumni Association (KPUAA).

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Distinguished Alumni Award is a prestigious award presented to KPU Alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the university through their outstanding career, public and community service, athletics, arts and culture or academic achievements. The number of recipients varies year to year, based on the nominees and their accomplishments. Past recipients of the award include: Kim Baird, former Tsawwassen First Nation Chief; Shane King, partner with KNV Chartered Accountants LLP and current Chair of KPU’s Board of Governors; and others who have overcome adversity, created successful businesses and been exceptional civil servants.

The 2013 award recipients will be revealed Thursday, October 24 at an awards luncheon at Eaglequest Golf course in Surrey. The event will attract community members, business leaders, government representatives, alumni and KPU supporters.

Nomination forms, general information and tickets for the event are available at Alumni and students receive a discounted rate on tickets until September 24. Regular tickets, available to the public, are $50 each; discounted tickets are $40 per person.

KPU has nearly 43,000 alumni and the KPUAA looks forward to once again honouring the most deserving nominees. This is the fifth year for the awards, which were launched in 2008 – the same year the Alumni Association was established.

KPUAA is dedicated to supporting the continued success of the university’s alumni by providing them with valuable programs and initiatives. It aims to raise awareness about the value of higher education, and to make a positive impact on society, locally and beyond.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Learn more at


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