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