Recognition & Awards

The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) takes great pride in recognizing the achievements of our fellow alumni. By highlighting and celebrating our collective successes, all Brock degrees increase in value.

The recognition of accomplished alumni promotes the excellence of the University, its graduates and the Alumni Association. Presented annually by the Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA), the following awards are reviewed by the Recognition of Excellence Committee and chosen based on their individual criteria.

Please review the award descriptions below and complete the nomination form for any award nominations. For more information, please email alumni@brocku.ca.

Awards

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2023

Nominations must be completed online via the official nomination form. Nominators are required to provide details outlining the nominee’s achievements as they pertain to the award. Nominations received after the deadline may be considered for the following year.

The Distinguished Alumni Award identifies and honours Brock University graduates who have earned prominence as a result of their exceptional professional achievements and/or service to society.

This award was implemented in 2002 and is presented annually. Nominators will be asked to provide information regarding achievements and/or awards relating to the nominee’s commitment to their profession, community and to Brock University.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible
  • The successful candidate must be available for the presentation of the award

This award was implemented to celebrate individual faculty alumni who have earned prominence as a result of their exceptional professional achievements and/or service to society.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible
  • The successful candidate must be available for the presentation of the award

Established in 2015, this award recognizes a Brock University graduate under 35 years of age in the first decade of their career who has made a significant impact in their chosen field.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University under 35 years of age
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible
  • The successful candidate must be available for the presentation of the award

The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) Award for Community Engagement recognizes a Brock graduate who has made outstanding contributions to their community, and in doing so, has enriched the lives of others. This award honours one extraordinary graduate who has set a high standard for community service and who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer to their community.

The recipient will be an individual who has done exceptional work in their community (locally, nationally or globally). The BUAA will take into account the nominee’s volunteer contributions to civic and charitable causes.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible

The David Betzner Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and commitment to their alma mater by supporting Brock University and/or the Alumni Association through continuous dedicated volunteer service.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible
  • The successful candidate must be available for the presentation of the award

Brock University will recognize one Brock graduate annually who has contributed to the growth and success of Co-op by being instrumental in developing quality opportunities for Brock Co-op students.

This annual award honours one extraordinary graduate who has contributed to the success of Brock Co-op by being a champion of co-op within their organization, serving as a mentor to co-op students and going above and beyond to help their alma matter promote Brock Co-op. The award is presented jointly by Brock Co-op and Brock Alumni and will be presented during the National Co-op Week annual celebration.

The recipient will be an individual who has consistently promoted and been an advocate for Brock students in co-op and contributed to the personal and professional development of Brock’s students while on a work term.

Nominations must be completed online via the official nomination form. Nominators are required to provide details outlining the nominee’s extraordinary achievements as they pertain to the award. The nomination should also detail how the individual has contributed in an outstanding and meaningful way to the co-op culture at their place of employment. Nominations received after the deadline may be considered for the following year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of Brock University
  • Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are eligible

Award Nomination Form

Do you know a deserving Brock graduate for one or more of the BUAA Awards listed on this page? Please complete the Award Nomination Form to submit your nominee for consideration.

Award nominations are reviewed by the BUAA Recognition of Excellence Committee and recipients are selected based on their individual criteria.

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Alumni Award Showcase

Explore our past distinguished award recipients below

This award was implemented to celebrate individual faculty alumni who have earned prominence as a result of their exceptional professional achievements and/or service to society.

Dr. Christina Le Rose
(BA ’07, BEd ’10)

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Michael Pilato
(BAcc ’98)

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Jeff park
(BAcc ’95)

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Greg Craig
(BBA ’91)

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Karen McAllister-Kenny
(MEd ’97)

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Joe kenny
(MEd ’85)

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award

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lilian Tomovich
(BA ’89)

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

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ryan Pallotta
(BSM ’09)

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

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This award was implemented to celebrate individual faculty alumni who have earned prominence as a result of their exceptional professional achievements and/or service to society.

Scott McRoberts
(BSM ’02)

2022 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Brendan Browne
(PhD ’13)

2022 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Jordin Hall
(BA ’10)

2022 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Paul Hubley
(BSc ‘91)

2022 Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Karen Brown
(BA ’91)

2022 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Rhonda Klosler
(BBA ’93)

2022 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

In absentia

Elisabeth walker-young
(BPhEd ’02)

2021 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Chase Blodgett
(BEd ’09)

2021 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Shawn Rubel
(BA ’04)

2021 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Johann (Hans) Matthews
(BSc ’84 )

2021 Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Angela Salvatore
(BA ’02)

2021 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Cheryl Brandon
(BBA ’04)

2021 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Kellyana Quattrini
(BSc ’11)

2020  Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate

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Lee Martin
(BEd ’12)

2020 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Adam Shoalts
(BA ’09)

2020 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Dr. Mahendhiran Nair
(BSc ’89)

2020 Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Angela Aiello
(BA ’05)

2020 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Sean Waschuck
(BAcc ’96)

2020 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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John MacDonald
(BRLS ’82)

2019 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Manny Figueiredo
(MEd ’01)

2019 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Paul Paterson
(BA ’90, BEd ’05, ENPC ’05)

2019 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Kirsty Salmon
(BSc ’91, MSc ’94)

2019 Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Alan Nursall
(BA ’79)

2019 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Rita Middleton
(BAdmin ’87)

2019 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Gerry Townend
(BEd ’90)

2018 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Michele Zoccoli
(BA ’89, BEd ’91)

2018 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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James Crichton
(BA ’79)

2018 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Peter Putnam
(BSc ’77)

2018 Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Graduate Award

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Tayler Book
(BA ’14)

2018 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Brian Parsons
(BBA ’90)

2018 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Jeff Dykeman
(BSM ’05)

2017 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Steffanie Bjorgan
(BA ’90; B.Ed ’90)

2017 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Sarah Argue
(BA ’06)

2017 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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Tony Abou Assaleh
(BSc ’01)

2017 Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Graduate Award

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Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry
(BA ’00)

2017 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Joanne McKee
(BAdmin ’86)

2017 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Brenda Herchmer
(BRLS ’86)

2016 Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Dino Miele
(BA ’04, MEd ’10)

2016 Faculty of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

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Leonard Kirk
(BA ’89)

2016 Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Graduate Award

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David Grimes
(BSc ’75)

2016 Faculty of Mathematics and Science Distinguished Graduate Award

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Anne Sutherland Boal
(BA ’75)

2016 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award

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Jason Sparaga
(BBA ’93)

2016 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Martin Philip
(BAdmin ’80, MA ’86)

2016 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award

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Established in 2015, this award recognizes a Brock University graduate under 35 years of age in the first decade of their career who has made a significant impact in their chosen field.

Asad Jalib
(BBA ’20)

2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Brennor Jacobs
(BA ’19)

2021 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Julie Rorison
(BA ’10)

2020 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Alexandrina Valova
(BA ’08)

2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Kithio Mwanzia
(BA ’07, MA ’12)

2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Allie Hughes
(BA ’09)

2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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Matthew Santoro
(BAcc ’09, MAcc ’10)

2016 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

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The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) Award for Community Engagement recognizes a Brock graduate who has made outstanding contributions to their community, and in doing so, has enriched the lives of others.

This award honours one extraordinary graduate who has set a high standard for community service and who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer to their community.

Jeremy Ferdman
(BA ’09)

2022 BUAA Community Engagement Award

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Mario DeDivitiis
(BA ’06, MA ’08)

2021 BUAA Community Engagement Award

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James Symons
(BRLS ’11)

2020 BUAA Community Engagement Award

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Corey Fleischer
(BA ’06)

2019 BUAA Community Engagement Award

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Tim Siemens
(BA ’90)

2017 BUAA Community Engagement Award

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The David Betzner Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and commitment to their alma mater by supporting Brock University and/or the Alumni Association through continuous dedicated volunteer service.

Christopher Yendt
(BA’5,BEd’15, BEd’20, MEd’21)

2022 David Betzner Award

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Anthony Marotta
(BBA ’15)

2019 David Betzner Award

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Crispin Bottomley
(BA ’04, BEd ’05)

2018 David Betzner Award

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Nick Chrzan
(BBA ’12)

2017 David Betzner Award

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Chris Ventura
(BA ’12, MEd ’17)

2016 David Betzner Award

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Brock University will recognize one Brock graduate annually who has contributed to the growth and success of Co-op by being instrumental in developing quality opportunities for Brock Co-op students.

This annual award honours one extraordinary graduate who has contributed to the success of Brock Co-op by being a champion of co-op within their organization, serving as a mentor to co-op students and going above and beyond to help their alma matter promote Brock Co-op. The award is presented jointly by Brock Co-op and Brock Alumni and will be presented during the National Co-op Week annual celebration.

Darryl Moyers (BBA ’11) and Tyler Stark (BBA ’11)

2022 Alumni Co-op Employer Award

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Huang Jeff
(BBA ’10)

2021 Alumni Co-op Employer Award

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Peter Misek
(BAcc ’96)

2020 Alumni Co-op Employer Award

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Rhonda Klosler
(BBA ’93)

2019 Alumni Co-op Employer Award

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Fred Barzyk
(BAdmin ’88, BA ’89)

2018 Alumni Co-op Employer Award

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