UPEI Distinguished and Inspiring Alumni Awards
The UPEI Alumni Association was excited to present this years Distinguished and Inspiring Alumni Awards to three very deserving recipients, during Reunion Weekend 2015.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honour presented by the UPEI Alumni Association. Each year the Alumni Association commemorates one or more of our alumni for their outstanding contributions to knowledge, the arts, the community, the university, or humanity.
The criteria for these awards are based on the University of Prince Edward Island's motto, "faith, knowledge, service".
Distinguished Alumni Award
Noreen MacDonald, CND (SDU' 65)
Sister Noreen has spent her life in the service of others. After teaching and counselling students across Prince Edward Island and around the world for 35 years, she has devoted her retirement to helping youth in Cameroon by establishing schools to meet the needs of the local community. Her extraordinary humanitarian efforts were recognized by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty by being named as an honorary member.
John W. Andrew (PWC' 65)
Dr. Andrew is a celebrated medical physicist with a career spanning almost 40 years. Highly respected in his field, he has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists by his peers. He is a dedicated volunteer and community leader earning a Citizen Recognition Award from the City of Charlottetown.
Inspiring Young Alumni Award
Amber Jadis (Dip.Eng '01, MBA '11)
Ms. Jadis is an innovative entrepreneur who has a strong connection to her community. She is the owner of multiple businesses and has used her skills and abilities to grow and expand the minds of our Island youth through her business Bricks 4 Kidz. Her community service has been recognized and honoured by Engineers PEI and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
The Inspiring Young Alumni Award was established in 2011 to honour alumni under the age of 40, who have shown outstanding determination in achieving success at a young age.