Alumni35: Celebrating resiliency and global citizenship

In celebration of Alumni Relations’ 35th anniversary, the Douglas College Foundation and Alumni Relations have chosen 35 alumni who embody Douglas’ vision of graduating resilient global citizens to receive the Alumni35 award. The Alumni35 award recognizes Douglas College alumni who, either through their career, life’s work or passion project, are using their skills and knowledge to adapt, innovate and lead in our ever-changing world.

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The 35 selected alumni will be awarded $1,000 for their choice of the following:  

  • Personal use, to help further their career or passion project;  
  • Donated on their behalf to support a Douglas College Faculty or program of their choice;  
  • Donated to a charity of their choice in the community.

The Alumni35 Award winners

Aahelee Bandyopadhyay

Abby Verigin

Alex Sangha

Alison Granger-Brown

Bruce Devereux

Bryan Hemingway

CS Fergusson-Vaux

Crystal Thompson

Desiree Carlson

Douglas Beech

Doyin Agbaje

Ekaterina Potapova

Frank Giustra

Gabrielle Person

Greg Edwards

Heather Simpson

Hye Min Moon

Iloradanon Efimoff

Irene Jesso

Jaspal Kaur Sangha

Jocelyn Marsh

John Paul Escala

Karunvir Samra

Kelly McCallum

Kiran Nijjar

Lee-Anne Ragan

Linda Muir

Marci Fisk Wiltshire

Michael Williams

Nick Blackman

Paula Mendoza

Rachelle Younie

Savitri Singh Carlson

Sumeet Sharma

Zainab Alkassab

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Alumni35 FAQ

The Douglas College Foundation and Alumni Relations has chosen 35 alumni who embody Douglas’ vision of graduating resilient global citizens to receive the Alumni35 award. Nominations for the Alumni35 award opened in June 2022 and closed in December 2022. Over the course of several months, the Foundation and Alumni Relations received over 75 applications from Douglas alum from all over the world. The 35 alumni were selected by an internal adjudication committee made up of staff from across the College.

Alumni are any former students of Douglas College, including but not limited to our degree and diploma programs, the University Transfer program, Continuing Education and Training Group programs. Whether you took one course or many, you are a member of the alumni family.

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