Kwantlen’s distinguished alumni

Shortlisted finalists to learn if they won at March 2 awards ceremony.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Alumni Association’s (KPUAA) seven finalists for its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards have been announced.

This year’s finalists are:

Community and Public Service category:

• Kim Baird, chief of Tsawwassen First Nations

• Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

• Elizabeth Johnson, co-founder, Grace Rwanda Society

• DJ Lam, operations manager, Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society

Business and Industry category:

• Jack Fox, senior programmer, Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC

• Gozde Hilmi, director of HR, BackCheck

• Shane King, incorporated partner, KNV Chartered Accountants LLP

“KPUAA has shortlisted qualified candidates and is thrilled to present the finalists for the 2012 Awards,” said Jeff Norris, executive director of the KPUAA. “A committee of alumni, KPUAA directors, faculty and staff will be meeting in the coming weeks to make recommendations for the 2012 award winners.”

The 2012 Award recipients will be announced at Kwantlen’s 30th Anniversary Gala and Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on March 2 at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond.

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Surrey North Delta Leader