Alumni Achievement Award recipients announced

Alumni_HonouringOurAlumni_v2014Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Awards!

Recipients will be recognized at a reception on October 23 at Louis’ Loft (Upper MUB on the U of S campus).

This year’s recipients are:

  • Leanne Bellegarde (LLB’91) for her leadership in advancing Aboriginal partnerships.
  • Merlis Belsher (BComm’57, LLB’63) for his dedicated service and philanthropy to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Shannon Dyck, young alumni recipient* (BA’09, MES’12) for her volunteerism and commitment to environment and sustainability initiatives.
  • Fred Fulton (BSA’50, PGD’68. MCtgEd’72) for his significant contributions the University of Saskatchewan and the agricultural industry.
  • Dr. Donald Greve (BA’58, MD’60) for his leadership as a community builder and commitment to the arts.
  • The Hon. Terry Lake (DVM’86) for his dedicated public service and community leadership.
  • Scott McCreath (BComm’69) for his professional excellence, community involvement and philanthropy.
  • Heather Morrison, young alumni recipient* (BFA’08) for her contribution to theatre and the arts and her volunteerism.
  • Mike O’Kane (BE’92, MSc’96) for his role as a global leader in business and industry.
  • Sheila Pocha (BEd’86, PGD’97, MEd’00) for her leadership and contributions to Aboriginal initiatives and education.
  • Andrew Schmitz (BSA’63, MSc’65, DLitt’99) for his significant contributions to education, agriculture and economics.

More information about the recipients, and the awards, can be found at

*Young alumni recipients are subject to the same criteria, and they must be under 35 years of age and have graduated from the U of S no more than 10 years ago.

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  1. I am proud to be considered a Cousin of Merlis Belsher. I know Merlis to be a very kind, empathetic man who firmly believes in “giving back” and generously donates his time and money where and when he feels it is necessary. Congratulations!

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