By Anne Russell. Who’s in your top 40?
As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the University of the Fraser Valley is seeking nominations for its Top 40 alumni, and organizers want your help.
“In this anniversary year we want to shine a bright light on our alumni and raise awareness about the impact that they are having both locally and beyond,” said Nancy Armitage, UFV manager of alumni engagement. “UFV alumni are literally everywhere. They are our teachers, the nurses in our hospitals, our tradespeople, our business owners, our professionals, our farmers, and our social service providers.”
The next time you’re getting your car serviced, having your taxes done, visiting your child’s school for parent-teacher night, visiting your dental assistant, being cared for by a nurse or health care assistant, interacting with a library assistant, enjoying local theatre, or being helped by a police officer, ask the person you are dealing with where they got their post-secondary education. Chances are they will say UFV!
Further afield, UFV alumni are teaching all over the world in universities, pursuing advanced degrees in a variety of disciplines, working overseas in community development, and finding success in many areas of Canada.
“We have more than 30,000 alumni now and a lot to celebrate in terms of the contributions they are making to society,” said Armitage.
Anyone is eligible to submit an online nomination for UFV’s Top 40 list. To be eligible, the nominee must have graduated with a master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, diploma, certificate, or citation from UFV, UCFV, or FVC, or completed 30 credits before Jan 1, 2004, or have been granted associate alumni status by the UFV Alumni Association. The nominee must demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following categories:
Community, national, and international contributions
Commitment to others
Acted with selflessness and/or courage
Candidates selected must agree to provide a photograph and written biography, and are encouraged to attend the 40th anniversary Giving Thanks alumni and donor event on Wednesday, October 8.
To nominate someone for the Top 40 alumni list, please click here.