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One World Alumni Awards Gala will pay tribute to six outstanding alumni

13 October, 2016

Update: The One World Award went to Laing House, a Halifax drop-in centre for young people living with mood disorders, psychoses, and/or anxiety disorders. Easter Seals Nova Scotia and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada each received $2,500.


With Homecoming in full swing, the countdown is on for an annual event that celebrates civic-minded Santamarians and organizations. In addition to announcing this year’s winner of the One World Award, this evening’s One World Alumni Awards Gala will pay tribute to six outstanding alumni who exemplify the Saint Mary’s ethos of social responsibility and civic engagement.

Marsha Sobey BEd'82 and Rick Butler BA'69 will each receive a Distinguished Community Service Award in acknowledgement of their exceptional community contributions.

“This recognition is warmly accepted,” says Rick Butler. “My small contributions to a number of organizations make me thankful to others who find the time to commit their talents to so many worthy causes.”

The University is also proud to honour Mike McKenzie (BComm'80) as Volunteer of the Year, Erica Sosnowski (EMBA'15) as Young Alumni of the Year, and Dr. David Gauthier , as Associate Alumni of the Year.  Sobey School of Business professor Dr. Thomas Kozloski will also be recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Father William A. Stewart, S.J. Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

The evening’s only surprise will be the announcement of this year’s winner of the One World Award. As the cut-off for voting approached, there was widespread support for all three charities vying for this year’s top prize: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Easter Seals Nova Scotia, and Laing House, a Halifax drop-in centre for young people living with mood disorders, psychoses, and/or anxiety disorders.

In addition to announcing the 2016 winner of the One World Award, Saint Mary’s University’s One World Alumni Awards Gala paid tribute to six outstanding alumni who exemplify the Saint Mary’s ethos of social responsibility and civic engagement.

Marsha Sobey BEd'82 and Rick Butler BA'69 each received a Distinguished Community Service Award in acknowledgement of their exceptional community contributions.

“This recognition is warmly accepted,” says Rick Butler. “My small contributions to a number of organizations make me thankful to others who find the time to commit their talents to so many worthy causes.”

 

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