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Ovide Mercredi during his DAA acceptance speech

Ovide Mercredi during his DAA acceptance speech

Tell us who inspires you

'Our reach is global and that is cause for celebration'

November 12, 2013 — 

Who are the people who change our communities for the better?

They are the entrepreneurs who turn ideas into opportunities. They are the proud citizens who lead grassroots efforts to revitalize neighbourhoods. They are the teachers or mentors who open our eyes to our true passion. What they have in common is the ability to inspire.

Do you have someone like that in your life that is also a U of M grad? If so, celebrate their unique contributions by nominating them for a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA). Winners will be honoured at a gala celebration on May 1; an event Alumni Association president Heather Reichert says will profile the countless ways U of M alumni enrich our communities everyday.

“By expanding the DAAs from one to five distinct award categories, we’ve opened the door to celebrate a variety of alumni with different pursuits,” says Reichert. “This is no longer just an award honoring a lifetime of distinguished achievement. We are also highlighting our young alumni, and those whose extraordinary commitments impact their communities whether that means here at the U of M, in Manitoba, or around the world. Our reach is global and that is cause for celebration.”

Until December 6, 2013, we’re accepting nominations in the following five categories:

University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award [download PDF]
University of Manitoba Alumni Community Leadership Award [download PDF]
University of Manitoba Alumni Professional Achievement Awar[download PDF]
University of Manitoba Alumni Service Award [download PDF]
University of Manitoba Young Alumni Award [download PDF]

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