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Thompson Rivers University

About the Awards

Up to four Distinguished Alumni Awards may be presented annually by the Thompson Rivers University Alumni Association in 6 categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni

    This prestigious award recognizes alumni whose truly outstanding achievements have earned them regional, national or international prominence in one or more of the above fields.

  • Lifetime of Distinguished Achievement

    Recognizes an extraordinary individual, who through a lifetime of outstanding service continues to contribute to the community, demonstrates the spirit of the Alumni Association and acts as a role model for those who follow.

  • Honourary Alumni

    This award recognizes significant contributions made by a non-TRU alumnus to the Alumni Association and/or TRU.

  • Neil Russell Student Leadership Award

    Awarded to a current TRU student that displays high levels of leadership initiative and academic success and has a noticeable impact on TRU students, alumni and the community.  

  • Milestone Achievement Award

    This award recognizes the accomplishments of a group (business, association or service clubs) whose collective efforts have created an institutional milestone and made a unique contribution to the life and goals of TRU, the students and alumni. This is awared to a group that provides innovative career building experience through co-op, internships, employment, training, management and volunteer opportunities.