Trent University Alumni Association Announces 2011 Alumni Award Winners


Awards to be presented on May 14, to Trent alumni who are making a difference in the world

Friday, May 6, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2011 Alumni Award winners in three award categories: the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Spirit of Trent Award; and the Young Leader Award, to be presented to chosen alumni at an awards ceremony on May 14, 2011.

"As I face my retirement after 27 years in Trent's alumni office, I am staggered by the diversity and quality of our graduates,” said Tony Storey, outgoing director of Alumni Affairs. “The 2011 Alumni Awards recipients absolutely embody the best values and lessons of the University ... inclusion, international distinction, knowledge, compassion, service to others, innovation, a strong ethical commitment and unique personal expression. These alumni bring great honour to Trent University. We are thrilled to shine a light on their achievements on May 14."

Presented to persons for achievement and leadership in their field, the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award will go to: Angie Asadoorian'79, a real estate professional in Cambridge whose volunteer commitments have significantly contributed to an enhanced quality of life in her community; Roy Bodden '75, a cultural historian, author and president of the University College of The Cayman Islands; Michael Cullen '82, a professional photographer and founder of Trent Photographics, a studio which specializes in commercial and fine art reproductions; and Michael Jenkin '68, the director general for the office of consumer affairs at Industry Canada and a respected leader in Canadian and international public policy.

To those who have made a difference through contributions to the University, the alumni association or the community, the Spirit of Trent Award winners for 2011 will go to: Paul Delaney '64, an award winning teacher, volunteer and recipient of several medals and distinctions in both his career and other activities, and Lucinda Hage '68, a volunteer devoted to a more inclusive and compassionate society and winner of the 2010 Holnbeck Award for enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities through volunteer work.

Recognized for showing outstanding leadership in the first ten years of her alumni status for her community service, Dakota Brant '06 is the Young Leader Award winner for 2011. An advocate for Indigenous Youth, Teyotsihstokwathe Dakota Brant was recognized in the House of Commons in 2010 for receiving the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

The accomplishments of the seven talented alumni will be celebrated at the 2011 Alumni Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at a reception and dinner taking place at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club, generously sponsored by Accretive Advisor, National Group Mortgages and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

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For more information, please contact: Tony Storey, director of Alumni Affairs, Trent University, at 705-748-1599 or