Presented to an alumnus/ae whose achievement and excellence in their endeavors have distinguished themselves as a valued leader. The recipient will have demonstrated positive influence through their professional pursuits. As a result of their actions, the alumnus will have made a strong contribution to the prestige and reputation of Nipissing University.  The recipient may be an alumnus of one of the following institutions: North Bay Normal School, Teacher’s College, Nipissing University C​ollege or Nipissing University.

The award will be presented during a yearly event (date will be determined each year).

NOTE: Alumni Board Members are ineligible to receive an award during their time of service. However, nominations may still be submitted and will be held for future consideration.

Nominators are not allowed to be related to the nominee.

The award will consist of: 1) A framed certificate 2) A photo in the Alumni e-Newsletter and/or a press release to the local paper 3) Name to be displayed on the Alumni Awards wall 4) Highlighted on our Alumni website

Click here for the nomination form:

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award Application 2016.pdfDistinguished Alumni Achievement Award Application 2016.pdf

*Please note that this award was previously known as the Distinguished Alumni Award.


Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are:

2016 Aengus Finnan

2015 Sylvie Vannier

2013 Kristopher Stevens and Rob Graham

2012 ​Paul Heinrich and Dr. Glynn Sharpe

2011 ​Ted Weltz

2010  Kimberly Burley and Judy Derick

2007  Philomena Bonis

2006  Jamie Lim

2004  Dr. Jeff Kleim

2003  Dr. Cecile Somme

2002  Dr. Laverne Smith and Dr. John R. McCarthy

2000  Professor Jack Jones

1999  Dr. Elizabeth Thorn​​​​