DISTINGUISHED & YOUNG ALUMNI AWARDS

Since 1964, Okanagan College has been conferring awards upon graduates who contribute to their communities and industries in countless ways. The Alumni Association awards are an opportunity to honour the extraordinary contributions and recognize the positive impact that our graduates have in improving the lives of those around them. 

We are proud of the impact our Alumni have locally, nationally and internationally. The recognition of accomplished alumni promotes the excellence of Okanagan College, its graduates and the Alumni Association. Their accomplishments serve as an excellent example for all who follow and are a testimony to the educational foundation provided to them by Okanagan College.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

The Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002 to recognize alumni who demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas:

* Leadership * Public or Community Service
* The Environment * The Arts
* Business or Industry * Support for Okanagan College



Check out this video of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Grace Greyeyes:



YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

Established in 2006, the Young Alumni Award is presented to alumni 35 years of age or younger, who are making a successful start to their careers or positively contributing to their communities.

Check out this video of 2017 Young Alumni Award recipient, Ben Klick:

 

 Recipients of the Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards Include: 

Year

Distinguished
Alumni Award Recipient 

Young Alumni Award Recipient

2017

 Grace Greyeyes - DA

Grace Greyeyes

Practical Nursing 1968



Ben Klick

Audio Engineering & Music Production 2014

2016

Heather Stewart 2016

Heather Stewart

University Transfer (General Studies) 1979

Sarah Comba

Sarah Comba

Business Administration Diploma 2007

2015

Sareena Sharma Nickoli

Sareena Nickoli

Bachelor of Business Administration 2001

John Perrott

John Perrott

Bachelor of Business Administration 2003

 2014

 Lane Shupe

Lane Shupe

Certified Dental Assistant 1981

Donnie Ungaro 

Donnie Ungaro

Bachelor of Business Administration 2003

 

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2013

25th Anniversary

 

Okanagan College Alumni Association turned 25 years old in October 2013. 

 In honour of this milestone, we chose to feature the profiles of 25 Okanagan College & OUC alumni from a variety of programs from all 50 years of Okanagan College's history in lieu of our two alumni awards. 

We hope you are as inspired by these alumni stories as we are.
 

 

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2012

Ryan Holmes

General Studies 1996 

Jon Garratt 

Red Seal Chef 2012 

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2011

Hon.George Abbott 

University Transfer (General Studies) 1971 

Shane Koyczan 

Arts 1998 

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2010

Lee Claremont 

Fine Arts Diploma 1989 

Ryan Donn 

Human Service Work Diploma 2003 

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2009

Launi Skinner

Business Administration Diploma 1985 

Mark Regier 

Business Administration Diploma 2004

Todd Regier

Collision Repair 2001 & Automotive Painting 2003

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2008

Don Turri 

University Transfer (Business) 1974-75 

Chris Gibbons 

Bachelor of Business Administration 2007 

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2007

Nick Arkle 

University Transfer (Science) 1981 

Corinne Inman 

Business Administration Diploma 2002 

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2006

Robert Louie 

Business Administration Diploma 1975 

Michelle Boshard 

Bachelor of Science 1997 

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2004

Jim Cookson 

Business Administration Diploma 1982 

 

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2003

Alan Storey 

Fine Arts 1980 

 

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2002

Jayne Brooks 

Business Administration Diploma 1976 

 

 

 

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