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Call for Nominations

Alumni Awards

Interested in attending the 2024 Alumni Awards Celebration?

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Email alumni@assiniboine.net or hammad@assiniboine.net to find out more.

*** NOMINATIONS FOR BRANDON ARE CLOSED ***

*** NOMINATIONS FOR Parkland Region ARE CLOSED ***

2023 Alumni Award Recipients - Brandon

the Assiniboine College Alumni Association is proud to introduce this year’s recipients of its annual alumni awards. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are Chuck Judd, an Electrical alumnus from the class of 1980 and Karen MacDonald, graduate from the Business Administration program (class of 1989). Andrew Blair, a 2017 graduate from the Power Engineering program joins Kailan Dreolini, Business Administration alumnae from the class of 2020, as the One to Watch alumni award recipients. Recently retired Early Childhood Education Instructor, Pam Nightingale and Akaps Mweemba are this year’s Excellence in Education recipients. Akaps is an Academic Coordinator and Instructor from the College’s Centre for Adult Learning.

Pam Nightingale - Excellence in Education Award
Pam's Bio |

Akaps Mweemba - Excellence in Education Award
Akaps' Bio |

Kailan Dreolini - One to Watch Award
Kailan's Bio |

Andrew Blair - One to Watch Award
Andrew's Bio |

Karen MacDonald - Distinguished Alumni Award
Karen's Bio |

Chuck Judd - Distinguished Alumni Award
Chuck's Bio |

2022 Award Recipients - Parkland Region

The Assiniboine College Alumni Association is proud to introduce the recipients of its annual Parkland region alumni awards. The 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Tere Stykalo, CPA, CGA, a partner with MNP in Dauphin. Three One to Watch awards were given to Jadelyn McKay, Nicole Koroway and Kayla Gillis. And, Kent Wieb, retired instructor from the Business Administration program, became the 2022 Excellence in Education award recipient. Click on links below for full bios.

Tere Stykalo - Distinguished Alumni Award
Tere's Bio |

Jadelyn McKay - One to Watch Award
Jadelyn's Bio |

Nicole Koroway - One to Watch Award
Nicole's Bio |

Kayla Gillis - One to Watch Award
Kayla's Bio |

Kent Wieb - One to Watch Award
Kent's Bio |

Previous Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honours graduates of the college who have distinguished themselves in both their chosen profession and the community. It recognizes the outstanding personal and professional achievements of the college’s finest graduates.

Brandon Recipients
  • Terry Burgess, 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, Class of '85)
  • Kelly Mathison, 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award (Welding, Class of '82 and Farm Machinery Mechanics, Class of '84)
  • Derek Woychyshyn, 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award (Professional Cooking, Class of '99)
  • Jamie Robinson, 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Class of '83)
  • Jim Brannan, 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award (Electrical Technology)
  • Jeff Vassart, 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award (Agribusiness, Class of '96)
  • Clint Jensen, 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, Class of '90)
  • Lance Barkley, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award (Construction Electrician Apprenticeship, class of '01)
  • Wade Barnes, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award (Agribusiness, class of '96)
  • Jeffrey Johnston, 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, class of '81)
  • Catharine Gijsbers, 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, class of '03)
  • Bartley Curtis, 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award (Level 4 Carpenter Apprentice, class of '06)
  • Barry LaRocque, 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award (Heavy Duty Mechanics, class of '82, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Apprentice, class of '84, Electronics, class of '94)
  • Tere Stykalo, 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, class of '91)
Parkland Region Recipients
  • Joey Adamowski, 2014/15 Parkland Region Distinguished Alumni Award (Business Administration, Class of '94
  • Lori Bicklmeier, 2015/16 Parkland Region Distinguished Alumni Award (Applied Counselling Skills, Class of 08)
  • Terance Lacquette, 2016/17 Parkland Region Distinguished Alumni Award (Carpentry and Woodworking, Class of '13)
  • David Mansell, 2017/18 Parkland Region Distinguished Alumni Award (Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Class of '91, Applied Counselling, Class of '06)
  • Jamie Harvey, 2018/19 Parkland Region Distinguished Alumni Award

Community Service Award

In 2020, the Alumni Association replaced this award with a second Distinguished Alumni Award. The formerly separate categories, each with one award recipient, had similar criteria and importance.

The Community Service Award recognizes an alumnus of Assiniboine who has positively impacted the quality of people’s lives through the service of others. This award highlights the value placed on “community,” which may have left our name, but is still very much a part of Assiniboine's DNA.

Brandon Recipients
  • Amy Knight, 2012 Community Service Award (Mature Student High School, Class of '98)
  • Joshua Roels, 2013 Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '06)
  • Shaun Woodcock, 2014 Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '09)
  • Dave Botterill, 2015 Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '81)
  • Brad Lyall, 2016 Community Service Award (Electrical Engineering Technology, Class of '86)
  • Sarah-Jane Speers, 2017 Community Service Award (Environmental Technologies Land & Water Management, Class of '12 and GIS Specialization, Class of '13)
  • Beny Mwenda, 2018 Community Service Award (Rural Development, Class of '98)
  • Glen Tosh, 2019 Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '90)
Parkland Region Recipients
  • Phyllis Malcolm Racette, 2012/13 Parkland Region Community Service Award (Early Childhood Education, Class of '99)
  • Ryan Rauliuk, 2013/14 Parkland Region Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '97)
  • Natalie Archambault, 2014/15 Parkland Region Community Service Award (Early Childhood Education Management, Class of '12)
  • Lloyd Hudson, 2015/16 Parkland Region Community Service Award (Business Administration, Class of '90)
  • Nicole Yunker, 2017/18 Parkland Region Community Service Award (Human Resources Management, Class of '06)

One to Watch Award

The One to Watch Award honours graduates who are 30 years of age or younger at the time of nomination. The award recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession and/or community.

Brandon Recipients
  • Stacey Stott, 2012 One to Watch Award (Business Administration, Class of '02)
  • Steve Langston, 2013 One to Watch Award (Business Administration, Class of '04)
  • Ben Myers, 2014 One to Watch Award (Media Production, Class of '05)
  • Leonard Sumner, 2015 One to Watch Award (Media Production, Class of '07)
  • Katelyn Rempel, 2016 One to Watch Award (Business Administration, Class of '12)
  • Camilla Timmer, 2017 One to Watch Award (Business Administration, Class of '12)
  • Whitney Roberts, 2018 One to Watch Award (Business Administration, Class of '07)
  • Brice Perkins, 2019 One to Watch Award (Interactive Media Arts, Class of 2016)
  • Martin Raupers, 2019 One to Watch Award (Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Class of 2009)
  • Tyler Crayston, 2020 One to Watch Award (Media Production, Class of '03)
  • Josh Crabb, 2020 One to Watch Award (Media Production, Class of '05)
  • Dallas Flett-Wapash, 2022 One to Watch Award (Interactive Media Production, Class of '17)
Parkland Region Recipients
  • Ryan Balak, 2016/17 Parkland Region One to Watch Alumni Award (Business Administration, Class of '08)
  • Kevin Giesbrecht, 2017/18 Parkland Region One to Watch Alumni Award (Land and Water Management, Class of '10, Agribusiness, Class of '12)

Excellence in Education Award

The Excellence in Education Award (formerly Excellence in Teaching for Parkland Region) honours a staff member for extraordinary contributions to teaching and the student experience.

Brandon Recipients
  • Patti-Jo Burt, 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award (Office Administration Instructor)
  • Bruce Palmer, 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award (Practical Nursing Instructor)
  • Kevin Poirier, 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award (Piping Trades & Plumber Apprenticeship Instructor)
  • Jerrylynn Manuel, 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award (Practical Nursing Instructor)
  • Dean Johnson, 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award (Network Administration Technology Instructor)
  • Crystal Jensen, 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award (Practical Nursing Instructor)
  • Kyle Zalluski, 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award (Hotel & Restaurant Management Instructor)
  • Mark Malyon, 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award (Journeyman Automotive Technician, Instructor)
  • Dr. Poonam Singh and Dr. Sajjad Rao, 2020 Excellence in Education Award (Horticultural Production and Sustainable Food Systems)
  • Carla Gibson, 2022 Excellence in Education Award (Social Service Worker)
Parkland Region Recipients
  • Belva Ferley, 2013 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award (Instructor and Student Advisor)
  • Mary Procyshyn, 2014/15 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award (Instructor)
  • David Simmonds, 2015/16 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award (Instructor, Business Administration)
  • Stuart Sinclair, 2016/17 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award (Instructor, Carpentry and Woodworking)
  • Laura Chartrand, 2017/18 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award (Instructor, Business Administration)
  • Joan Clarkson, 2018/19 Parkland Region Excellence in Education Award (Student Success Advisor)
  • Cheryl Sorenson-Voigt, 2018/19 Parkland Region Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Melanie Hawranik-Sobering, 2018/19 Excellence in Teaching Award