Congratulations to our Fall Class of 2019 award recipients

November 18, 2019 | Science, Society, Campus Life
Our student award winners went the extra mile in their studies, in their work experiences and as part of the campus community. Congratulations to them!

President’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Student Leadership

The President’s Medal recognizes students for their exemplary combination of academic achievement and contribution to the betterment of MacEwan University. Medal recipients are graduates who demonstrate the best qualities of a MacEwan student by maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) while demonstrating leadership through active participation in university-wide committees, groups, organizations or extra-curricular activities. One medal may be awarded to a graduating student in a certificate or diploma program and one medal to a graduating student in a degree program.

Alex Mackie, Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Applied Statistics

Alex is described by the many faculty members who nominated him for this award as a hardworking, sincere and driven student. His exemplary GPA, which places him in the top two per cent of students graduating from the Math and Stats department in the last decade, only tells part of the story. Not only is Alex dedicated to his own success, he wholeheartedly invests himself in the success of others. Whether generously giving his time to his peers in the Math and Stats Learning Centre or spending Saturday afternoons nurturing elementary school students’ love of mathematics, Alex has time and again shown himself to have incredible patience and a true gift for teaching. He is also a passionate researcher, presenting his work at many forums both at MacEwan and other universities. Next, he’s pursuing a master’s degree in statistics at the University of Calgary. His ability to ask – and answer – deep questions will serve him well into the future.

Joey Fickle, Correctional Services

During his time at MacEwan, Joey has demonstrated integrity in all that he does. As his instructors attest, Joey has never been afraid to ask the hard questions in the pursuit of academic excellence and personal growth. He is dedicated to social justice, his community and culture, and is a proven leader in the classroom and beyond. In his field placement at the Stan Daniels Healing Centre, Joey showed compassion, understanding and kindness, and could always be relied upon to support others. As he encourages us to think deeper, be kinder and be brave enough to speak out and ask questions, Joey is poised to make a positive, long-term impact in his work and community.

Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence

The Dean’s Medal is each faculty or school’s highest academic honour. Each dean may award one medal to a graduating student in a certificate or diploma program and one medal to a graduating student in a degree program. Medal recipients are recognized by the dean for their exemplary success in meeting the learning challenges and academic requirements of their programs of study.

  • Rhianna Toop, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Markwell Lyon, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Carissa Fedoruk, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Laura Quaale, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Kristen Woitas, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
  • Aloramay Bastine, Faculty of Nursing
  • Corinna Lai-Hausermann, Faculty of Nursing
  • Sandra Williams, School of Business
  • Lorna Kerber, School of Business

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