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Alumni are one of 澳门六合彩资料's greatest assets. The Acadia Alumni Association offers and supports a suite of awards and honours to recognize and showcase those who have earned distinction and achieved inspirational success in life and career. Their diverse contributions reflect favorably on Acadia and serve to represent and promote the University both here at home and around the world.


Acadia Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award

The Acadia Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an 澳门六合彩资料 alum whose endeavours have distinguished them professionally or in the community and brought honour to the University. This award is intended to honour senior alumni with greater than 10 years post-graduation from Acadia.

To see a full list of Distinguished Alumni, please click here.

Nomination deadline: October 31 annually. For award criteria and to submit a nomination, please click here.


Acadia Alumni Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The Acadia Alumni Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an 澳门六合彩资料 alum whose endeavours have distinguished them professionally or in the community and brought honour to the University. This award is intended to honour Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD).

To see a full list of Outstanding Young Alumni, please click here.

Nomination deadline: July 31 annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.


Acadia Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Acadia Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a continued record of excellence in teaching students and future alumni of 澳门六合彩资料 with a focus on the faculty member鈥檚 professional and teaching accomplishments. Candidates for this award must be current full-time, part-time or contract members of the teaching faculty and have taught at 澳门六合彩资料 for at least three years.

External Nomination deadline: November 30 annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.

Internal Nomination deadline: January 31, annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.

Past recipients include:

Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

2023       Dr. Ryan MacNeil, F. C. Manning School of Business

2022       Dr. Colin King (2017), Kinesiology

2021       Dr. Juan Carlos L贸pez, Biology

2020       Dr. Ian Spooner, Earth & Environmental Science

2019       Dr. Jennifer MacDonald, History and Classics

2018       Dr. Michelle Boyd, School of Music

2017       Professor Ann Dodge, School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology

2016       Dr. Randy Newman, Department of Psychology

2009       Dr. Stephen Ash, F. C. Manning School of Business

2008       Dr. Brenda Robertson, School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology

2007       Dr. Gregory MacKinnon, School of Education

2006       Dr. Stephen Maitzen, Department of Philosophy

2004       Dr. Peter Williams, Physics Department

2000       Dr. Frederick H. Chipman (1961) Math and Stats Department

1998       Dr. Jeanette Auger, Sociology Department

1997       Dr. Mervin Chen, Sociology Department

1996       Dr. Thomasz Muldner, Computer Science

1995       Dr. Merritt A. Gibson (1951) Biology Department

1994       Dr. Stanley Fisher, School of Music

1993       Dr. Gary Ness, Recreation and Physical Activity

1992       Dr. Gwen Davies, English Department

1991       Dr. Maurice Tugwell, Economics Department

1990       Professor Edward Eagles, English Department

1989       Dr. Sandra Barr, Geology Department

1988       Dr. James Stokesbury (1960) History Department

1987       Dr. J. Sherman Bleakney (1949) Biology Department

1986       Dr. Charles Taylor (1951) Acadia Divinity College


Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service

The Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recognizes an alum of 澳门六合彩资料 who has had a significant positive impact on Acadia and its alumni. The award focuses on a recipient who has provided consistent support in the form of time, effort and resources to the services and promotion of the advancement of the University and its alumni.

Nomination deadline: May 31 annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.

2023 Recipient

JANET KIRKCONNELL APPLAUDED AS 2023 澳门六合彩资料 ALUMNI ISAAC CHIPMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ALUMNI SERVICE RECIPIENT

For nearly 20 years, Janet Kirkconnell (鈥56, 鈥58) has been a quiet and loyal volunteer for the Sunday Music in the Garden Room concert series hosted in the K. C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Garden Room.

Her unselfish and persistent dedication to the concert series over the past two decades has enhanced its public profile and ensured its longevity, and is one of the reasons why she is the 2023 recipient of the Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service.

Supported financially by the Acadia Alumni Association as well as the generosity of donors since its inception, the chamber music concerts provide world-class entertainment on campus for the Acadia community and alumni while promoting the Alumni Association at a fundamental, grassroots level.

Chris Olsen (鈥57) came to be essentially the chief manager of the series for the first decade of its existence.  From the beginning of the series, Janet distributed posters around Wolfville and environs, faithfully attended each recital and, in the earlier years along with Joan Allen Peters (鈥53), welcomed attendees at the entrance to the Garden Room with a program. She helped to host the guest artists before and after the concerts, many of whom are alumni themselves.

After Chris Olsen could no longer do so, Janet, with a background in music, concert management, and journalism, took over and has nearly single-handedly operated the six to eight (sometimes nine) concerts annually. From contracting the guest artists and consulting on their programs to booking their accommodations and welcoming them on arrival for rehearsal, on occasion soliciting drives for artists arriving at Halifax from other parts of Canada or the US, researching and writing the program notes and biographies, promoting the concerts through local and provincial media, which included the writing of articles, and hosting the musicians and audience on the day of each concert, Janet has done it all, and been without a doubt the backbone of this special program.

A very active octogenarian, Janet until recently still distributed posters, retrieved programs from the Print Shop and payment for the musicians from the Finance Office (these last two for the final concert of the season, the William Marshall Bishop Memorial Concert in early May), delivered donations to the Office of Advancement, and ensured everything ran smoothly for the audience and guest artists alike.

鈥淪unday Music in the Garden Room offers a professional musical experience on campus that simply could not happen without the volunteer commitment and leadership of Janet Kirkconnell,鈥 says Alumni Association President Matthew Rios (鈥14). 鈥淗er faithful support of the series reflects our Association鈥檚 ambition to engage audiences in a way that shines a bright and favourable light on our talented alumni and others, and fully represents our mandate to connect alumni here at home and around the world.

鈥淚t鈥檚 a privilege to acknowledge Janet鈥檚 tremendous contributions to the University, alumni and local communities and recognize her as this year鈥檚 Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient.鈥

Pictured above: Janet Kirkconnell (鈥56, 鈥58) with Vice-President, Advancement Nancy Handrigan (92). (Photo: Peter Oleskevich)

2022 Recipient

Barry Taylor named 2022 Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient

Resilience amid grief, service above self. Fundamental qualities that reflect Acadia鈥檚 motto, In Pulvere Vinces.

There are few people in Acadia鈥檚 alumni community who have confronted personally devastating circumstances and debilitating heartbreak with as much grace, humility and determination and were able to turn it into service for our university as this year鈥檚 Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient, Barry Taylor (鈥80).

Barry came to Acadia in 1975 as a kind and caring human being who had an appreciation for his classmates, colleagues and peers. He settled into campus life comfortably, made friends easily, and personified the Acadia spirit. He was involved and engaged, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration before heading to the United States to establish a management career in the video game market.

Later, with young daughter Sydney in tow, Barry moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and created Crossridge Construction, now headquartered in Chester, building million-dollar homes on Nova Scotia鈥檚 south shore. He also served three terms on the Associated Alumni of 澳门六合彩资料 Board, attended myriad Acadia events and shared his affection for the University with everyone he met. Small wonder that when it was time for Sydney to choose a post-secondary school, Barry naturally recommended Acadia.

A strong and independent soul herself, though, Sydney was determined to make her own way in the world and initially looked elsewhere. But after meeting then University President and Vice-Chancellor Ray Ivany, Sydney was convinced that Acadia was the right choice for her, and she had four very successful years on campus, completing a political science and sociology program with honours. No one was prouder than Barry to see his only daughter soak up everything that Acadia and the local community had to offer. Tragically, just as Sydney was planning for the next steps in her life, she passed away at the age of 21 while on her grad class trip in May 2013.

It is impossible to gauge the impact of such a loss, and even more difficult to imagine how to process it, but Barry somehow managed to embrace the pain and grief, seek the light, and immediately began a journey to honour Sydney鈥檚 memory. This resilience was on display two weeks after her death, where Barry was present at University Hall during that year鈥檚 convocation ceremonies to personally accept his daughter鈥檚 diploma.

He invited Sydney鈥檚 many friends, all of whom were still reeling from the loss, to celebrate her memory with music and song at his Chester home, and has done so every year. He launched Sydstock, a musical celebration that became a staple during subsequent Homecoming Weekends, raising funds to create the Sydney Taylor 鈥13 Memorial Award, given to a returning student(s) in the Faculty of Arts who has enriched campus life as an active Acadia citizen through academic, on- or off-campus leadership or activities. Barry also worked with the Politics Department and the Acadia Politics Student Association to develop the Sydney Taylor Memorial Lecture, which brings a notable scholar/leader to campus each year.

He has honoured Sydney鈥檚 memory faithfully and done so in a manner that has strengthened the University and made each member of the Acadia family better.

鈥淚t is a privilege to announce Barry Taylor as this year鈥檚 Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient,鈥 says Acadia Alumni Association President Matthew Rios (鈥14). 鈥淚 was a student in 2013 and counted Sydney as a close friend. Her infectious spirit, energy and affection for music, family, friends and Acadia left a lasting impression on all who knew her, and Barry鈥檚 tireless efforts to communicate those magical qualities of hers to members of our community have been inspirational to me and successive generations of students and alumni alike. Sydney was brilliant, charismatic and quite frankly larger than life, and Barry鈥檚 heroic efforts to keep her beautiful memory alive and benefit Acadia and its students at the same time are laudable and impressive. I am humbled and honoured to acknowledge him as the 2022 Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient.鈥

Learn more about the or donate to the Sydney Taylor 鈥13 Memorial Award.

 

2021 Recipient

Bostonian Tony Cicerone named 2021 Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recipient

Dr. Cicerone (left) with Ian Murray ('88) at an Alumni event.

The Acadia Alumni Association is proud to announce that Dr. Anthony 鈥楾ony鈥 Cicerone (鈥68) is the 2021 recipient of the Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service.

For more than 50 years, Tony Cicerone has had a significant positive impact on Acadia and its alumni in the Boston area. His effort has been consistent in the form of time, energy and resources to the services and promotion of the advancement of the University and its alumni.

Through the decades, Tony has volunteered for Acadia in multiple ways, most recently organizing Italian-style Alumni Family Dinners in Boston's north end prior to the pandemic and as a key proponent in getting Peter MacKay (鈥87) positioned as the keynote speaker at a joint Acadia-New England Canada Business Council Luncheon held on historic Beacon Street in March 2019.

Acadia Alumni Association President Donalda MacBeath (鈥75) applauded the selection, noting that 鈥淭ony Cicerone鈥檚 dedication and commitment to Acadia is a shining example of the kind of alumni engagement we encourage and support through our Association. His unwavering enthusiasm for all things Acadia within his sphere of influence and beyond has kept us connected to our alumni in the New England area and promoted the University to countless prospective and current students, business professionals, colleagues and members of our alumni family for decades. I鈥檓 delighted that he has been chosen to receive this award that acknowledges his long and excellent service to Acadia and our alumni community.鈥

Tony has put together countless alumni gatherings in the past and, as a long-standing member of and contributor to the New England Canada Business Council (NECBC), has kept Acadia connected to Canada鈥檚 Counsel General in New England and to various activities in the Boston area. The mission of NECBC is to advance the understanding of business, political and cultural issues between Canada and the United States and to promote the entrepreneurial networking of its members. Tony has arranged for Acadia alumni to be guest speakers on many occasions.

Tony served on Acadia's US Foundation for many years and was reappointed recently to the current iteration of the Foundation. As well, he has been an ardent supporter of New England-focused student recruitment initiatives in the past. Tony never misses a hockey or basketball game when Acadia athletic teams are playing an exhibition contest in the Boston area, often acting as the instigator to get other Acadia alumni out for the evening.

Semi-retired now, Tony was Director of the Canadian Studies Program (taking the helm in 1989) and Professor of Economics at Bridgewater State University. At present, he works on 'special projects' for the Office of the College President. Tony completed both his master鈥檚 and PhD in economics from Northeastern University.

Brian Heaney (鈥69) is a classmate, friend, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and former Director of Athletics at Acadia from 2007-10. 鈥淥ne thing I remember about Tony during his years as a student and classmate at Acadia was that he was always engaged academically,鈥 Heaney says. 鈥淗e had many mentors from the faculty of business, most notably the late Ralph Winter, who became a special friend of Tony and (his wife) Kathy (鈥68) for years after they graduated from Acadia. The model faculty at Acadia inspired Tony to complete his PhD and devote his life and energy as an educator par excellence who almost annually returned to Acadia to renew his friendships and memories throughout his lifetime.鈥

Acadia鈥檚 Executive Director to the President, Ian Murray (鈥88), noted in a letter supporting Cicerone鈥檚 nomination that 鈥淭ony鈥檚 love of Acadia is palpable. Given his years of service, and the breadth of activities and responsibilities he has undertaken, recognizing Tony with the Chipman Award as an expression of pride and appreciation for his outstanding contributions would be a wonderful tribute.鈥

 

2020 Recipient

Geoff Irvine named 2020 recipient of Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service

Geoff Irvine ('87) in front of University Hall

The Acadia Alumni Association is proud to announce that Geoff Irvine (鈥87) is this year鈥檚 recipient of the Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service.

Geoff has been a friend of Acadia for more than 30 years, serving on Student Council and Frosh Committee as an undergraduate; as Executive Director of Alumni Affairs from 2006-09; as a member of Acadia鈥檚 Board of Governors twice (in 2005-06 and 2016-19); and on the Associated Alumni of 澳门六合彩资料 (now Acadia Alumni Association) Board in several capacities, including Vice-President and President (2016-18).

He has always been a champion of the alumni community in good times and bad, persistently encouraging mutual respect and collegiality and never losing sight of the value that alumni bring to Acadia through their shared experience, storytelling capacity, fundraising ability and overall affection for and affinity to the institution.

President of the Acadia Alumni Association, Donalda MacBeath (鈥75), has known Geoff for many years and values his commitment to the University and the Alumni Association.

鈥淕eoff is a fine example of what volunteerism should be,鈥 she says. 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to spend a lot of time with him to know how passionate he is about Acadia and how important alumni are to the University鈥檚 success, now and in the future. He has cultivated relationships, recruited students, established key protocols that govern our executive actions today, and his long history of service exemplifies his dedication to sustaining the Acadia experience for prospective students who will one day graduate and become part of the Acadia alumni family.鈥

鈥淚鈥檓 honoured to receive this award named after such a significant Acadia alumnus,鈥 Irvine says. 鈥淚 have been blessed to be able to benefit from the unique educational and personal growth experiences offered by Acadia and made lifelong friends both as a student and then many years later as a leader in the alumni community. I strongly urge all alumni to get involved with Acadia in any way you can, including mentoring and recruiting students, attending events or making a monthly donation to a program of interest. The mental drift back to our halcyon days in Wolfville is a tonic!鈥

The Acadia Alumni Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service recognizes a graduate of 澳门六合彩资料 who has had a significant positive impact on Acadia and its alumni. The award focuses on a recipient who has provided consistent support in the form of time, effort and resources to the services and promotion of the advancement of the University and its alumni.

2018 Recipient

Beverley Richardson ('60)

Beverley RichardsonBeverley (Trites) Richardson, a member of the Class of 1960, studied secretarial science with a music minor. She was involved in the Acadia Choral Society, Acadia Orchestra (violin), NFCUS, SCM, PC Party, cheerleading, and served as a monitor for Horton Academy girls in Seminary. Beverley entered and graduated from Victoria General Hospital in Halifax from the three-year nursing program then married Dick Currie, whom she met on the Acadia basketball court. The couple has three daughters and eight grandchildren. Beverley nursed private duty for cancer patients in Saint John, N.B., where she was involved with Acadia Alumni (1962-1968). The couple moved to Boston when Dick attended Harvard Business School, and opened a premature nursery at the Cambridge Hospital. Years later, Beverley and her family settled in Toronto, where she continued to be involved with Acadia Alumni. She was involved also with volunteer work at her girls鈥 school, grief and bereavement counseling at her church, and fundraising events. Beverley helped take the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir to England and Scotland, arranging all venues and accommodations prior to the trip. She was the Editor for Crafts for J.A.M. magazine for young people for three years. Beverley traveled extensively, enjoying many Pro-Am golf tournaments along the way. In 1988, she married Acadia grad Grant Richardson, moving to Truro, where he taught Physics and Math. Grant took a year study leave in England, returning to Truro, and set up a 4.5 star Bed and Breakfast (The Silver Firs) which operated for nine years. Special guests included Prime Minister Kim Campbell, a Four-Star General, Vienna String Quartet, and more. In addition, the company catered to wedding parties. Beverley worked on many church boards and the Colchester Hospital Foundation. In 2000, Beverley moved to Wolfville. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, needlework, and painting in watercolour and acrylics. Beverley has been busy for the past four years organizing 鈥淔riends of Lucas鈥 as a financial support system for pianist Lucas Porter. She keeps busy on the Board of Landmark East and the Valley Regional (Hospice) Foundation as well as involved in Wolfville Baptist Church organizations. She is presently the President of the Social and Benevolent Society, which organizes and prepares for all church receptions, teas and dinners, including the Divinity College.


The Athenaeum and Acadia Alumni Student of the Year Award

Created in 1981, The Athenaeum and Acadia Alumni Student of the Year Award recognizes a student who has excelled at Acadia and embodies the Acadia spirit. The award is presented annually to a nominee who has contributed to the Acadia and Wolfville communities through extracurricular and/or academic activities and has worked to further the Acadia spirit. Nominees must be full-time students. Preference will be given to students who will be graduating in May of the current academic year.

Nomination deadline: March 15 annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.

Past recipients include:

Student of the Year Award Recipients

2023      Olivia Stevenson

2022      Sarah Lavall茅e

2021      Guy Harrison-Murray

2020      Liam Maaskant

2019      Samantha Teichman and Ruvimbo Chipazi

2018      Emily Murray

2017      Katie Ross

2016      Todd Dow

2015      Kenzie MacNeil

2014      Darcy Shea

2013      Lindsay Harris

2012      William Roberts

2011      Christina Muehlberger

2010      Leslie Lewis

2009      Rhys Kavanagh

2008      Alex Redfield and Hillary Barter

2007      Jordan M. Sheriko

2006      Megan Margaret Jean Burns

2005      Melissa Ann Brockerville

2004      Adam Armstrong

2003      Hannah-Ruth Feldberg

2002      Laura Elizabeth Saunders

2001      Meghann Clare Lloyd

2000      Paul F. BLack

1999      Tracy K. Antle

1998      David V. Wright

1997      Karen Lynnette Hood

1996      Jason G. Williams

1995      Thomas M. Hamza

1994      Stephen S. S. Lee

1993      Michele Hilton

1992      Robert G. Reeves

1991      Maureen J. MacDonald

1990      Pamela J. Butler

1989      Clive V. Anderson

1988      Sara Lynn Porter

1987      Stephen J. Smith

1986      Frances L. Peck 

1985      Edgar P. Spalding

1984      James K. Cruickshank

1983      Brad Yuill and Martha Grandmont

1982      Alan R. Dennis

1981      Eleanor Borden Crowell


Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award

The Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award is presented in recognition of a staff member who has had a significant positive impact on Acadia, its students and its alumni. The award is an expression of the Alumni Association鈥檚 appreciation for an outstanding staff member who has contributed above and beyond job requirements to ensure that Acadia provides an environment that encourages academic, athletic, cultural, organizational and social development. Of greatest importance is the person's ability to foster an environment in which students and/or members of the Acadia community thrive.

Nomination deadline: April 30 annually. Click here for a Nomination Form.

2023 Recipient

MELANIE JACKSON NAMED 2023 澳门六合彩资料 ALUMNI OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

Humble, fierce, intelligent, and dedicated.

Just a few words that describe Acadia alum Melanie Jackson (鈥99, 鈥01), this year鈥檚 recipient of the Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award.

Passionate and meticulous, Melanie is committed to all things Acadia and exemplifies the University motto, In Pulvere Vinces. She has tremendously deep institutional knowledge coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the Advancement profession that has stood her in good stead while serving the Acadia community over the last 17 years.  

Currently Senior Alumni Officer in the Office of Advancement, Melanie is a two-time Acadia grad, having earned a BSc in biology and a BEd. Like many others in the alumni family, she met her life partner Doug (鈥99), a former Acadia Alumni Association President, while still an undergrad. Married now for 19 years, Melanie and Doug have two children.

Melanie was involved as a volunteer with the student-alumni organization, Students Maintaining Alumni Relations Through Teamwork (S.M.A.R.T.T.), supporting the work of alumni relations and fundraising staff, affording her first-hand experience in event planning and execution, diplomacy, communications and donor stewardship.

Over the years, Melanie has refined her many talents, surmounting challenges with aplomb and applying order and organization to workflow deliverables in an orderly and methodical manner. She is creative, adaptable and collaborative, working comfortably with colleagues, Board members and senior administrators alike. Her ability to see things as they are and candour in representing that perspective is uncommon and refreshing.

She works tirelessly with the Acadia Alumni Association, supporting 10 committees and sub-committees and the 22 Alumni Association Board members with remarkable skill, tact, insight and diplomacy.  She also works with each graduating Class Executive, advising the Grad Class Life Officers.

Kierstyn Palmer is Life Class President 2022. She notes that Melanie 鈥済enuinely wants what is best for students, and her passion for Acadia is blatantly obvious to anyone who has the pleasure to work alongside her. It comes naturally to her to want to go above and beyond for students (and) having such genuine, non-judgmental support to accomplish our goals is what led to our plans for graduation year having so much success. This award is an excellent way of seriously acknowledging the positive impact she has on students, alumni, and the entire Acadia community!鈥

Sophia Blanchard, 2023 Grad Class President, echoes the sentiment. 鈥淢elanie is a truly outstanding member of the University community, and I could not think of someone more highly deserving of the Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award. Her contributions have had a lasting impact on the institution and those who have had the pleasure of working with her, especially myself and the Class of 2023.鈥

Melanie is a pivotal member of the Acadia team who has provided during her incredible career an extraordinarily high degree of management-level administrative experience, support and advice to the Alumni Association Board, its members, countless students, alumni and valued colleagues during her tenure.

Alumni Association President Matthew Rios (鈥14) concurs, noting that Melanie 鈥渋s always willing to go above and beyond. She is thoughtful, energetic and committed to producing the finest work in the most efficient way possible. She is persistently respectful, considerate and ready without hesitation to roll up her sleeves and pitch in with a wonderful combination of determination, professionalism and caring that has made her an integral part of the Advancement team and the Acadia community. She is an incredible asset, and it is my great pleasure to acknowledge and applaud her as this year鈥檚 Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award recipient.鈥

2022 Recipient

Kim Vaughan named Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award winner

Kim Vaughan is the Administrative Coordinator for Acadia鈥檚 School of Kinesiology and the Centre of Lifestyle Studies. She has a keen eye for detail and her knowledge of University policies and procedures is expansive and impressive. Small wonder she is often described as a driving force behind what happens in the School of Kinesiology.

Kim joined the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology in 2003 and has been a mainstay there ever since, going above and beyond in every aspect of her role to ensure that faculty, staff, students and alumni are informed, cared for and respected. She gives freely of her time and talent, bakes cookies for students, decorates the lobby at Christmas, and routinely drops everything to help anyone in need. She is an exemplar of what an admin coordinator should be: capable, organized, principled, determined, and always on top of things.

For these and a host of other reasons, the Acadia Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Kim Vaughan is the 2022 Acadia Alumni Association Outstanding University Service Award recipient.

Alumni Association President Matt Rios (鈥14) says, 鈥淜im epitomizes the term 鈥榰niversity service鈥. Her commitment to the many facets of her job have endeared her to the Acadia community, and her incredible dedication to the students she has influenced over the years has added tremendous capacity, insight and compassion to our alumni community. I offer hearty and sincere congratulations, and am delighted to recognize and applaud her remarkable achievements with this year鈥檚 Acadia Alumni Association Outstanding University Service Award.鈥

Kim鈥檚 contributions are not confined to the Acadia campus. She continues to have a significant civic impact as the Parker District Co-Commissioner for the Girl Guides of Canada and Contact Guider for the Kentville Brownies and Rangers, among other roles. She has also planned fundraisers for Chrysalis House, which provides a safe and non-judgmental shelter and outreach services for women and children; testicular cancer; blood drives; and has been instrumental in most of the School of Kinesiology鈥檚 service-learning programs, including the cardiac maintenance program, Kinderskills, Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience (S.M.I.L.E.) program, Acadia Active Aging program, and the Hannah Miller Memorial hockey tournament.

Acadia grad Megan Beliveau (鈥14) says, 鈥淜im embodies service leadership in the many roles she finds herself. Through all these roles she goes above and beyond the expectations, doing so with a clear motivation to support the success of others.鈥

Kim sets a high standard for those around her, supporting and elevating everyone to new and previously unimagined heights. Her dedication to the goals of the University and her colleagues is unparalleled, and why she is the 2022 Acadia Alumni Association Outstanding University Service Award recipient.

Acadia Alumni Outstanding University Service Award Recipients

2021 Jennifer Veinot

2020 Cheryl MacDonald

2019 Eric Cederberg

2008 Pat McNutt

2007 James Sanford

2006 Elaine Schofield

2004 Safety and Security Department

2000 Carolyn Bowlby, Kaye Burke, Millard Cherry, Edith Hicking, Don Mosher, Ernie Hovell, Al Whittle

1999 Staff of Physical Plant 鈥 Past and Present

1998 Don Wells

1997 Vincent Leung

1996 John Mercer

1995 Mary Miles


Acadia Sports Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the athletic program at 澳门六合彩资料 and who, as a result of their contribution, have enhanced the image and reputation of the University. The Acadia Sports Hall of Fame is administered by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Department of Athletics.

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Dr. Trevor Jain shakes hands with Jeff Aucoin and receives an award at the Alumni Gala

 

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