Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.6

November 18, 2004


Awards go to good friends of the university


The Alumni Association Recognition Awards will be presented tonight at a banquet at the Inter-Continental Hotel.



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Donald W. McNaughton

Donald W. McNaughton, who attended Loyola College many years ago, has been a dedicated volunteer, including the Loyola Alumni Association, the Board of Governors for 26 years, and fundraising for the university. He was given the Loyola Medal in 1991, and will be given the Humberto Santos Award of Merit at the banquet tonight.


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René Balcer

René Balcer, the well-known television producer (Law and Order) will be given a new award, Alumnus of the Year. Balcer received his BA in Communication Studies in 1978 and has visited the university a number of times to talk to students about his career and his life in Hollywood.

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Martin Ginsherman

The Benoit Pelland Distinguished Service Award will go to Martin Ginsherman, BA 1976, for his continued service to the Alumni Association, even from his adopted hometown of Toronto. He is an active volunteer in many other causes there as well.

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Miriam J. Roland

Miriam J. Roland, who has been closely involved with the university for 15 years, will be given an Honorary Life Membership Award. She has established five endowments, raised funds, and served on the Board of Governors, including a number of subcommittees.

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Danielle Morin

The Excellence in Teaching Award goes to Danielle Morin, Associate Dean in the John Molson School of Business and Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs. She is so popular with her students that they named an award in her honour. Innovative and hard-working, she still finds time for community volunteer work at Concordia and elsewhere.

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Irvin Dudeck 

The first recipient of the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award is Irvin Dudeck, Director, Budget Planning and Control, Financial Services, for his cheerful and efficient involvement. Irvin has worked on such committees as the Shuffle walkathon and the Staff Appeal, and is always willing to lend his financial expertise.

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Declan O'Driscoll

The Outstanding Student Award will go to Declan O'Driscoll, who helped found Art Matters, the largest student-run festival of its kind. He revived the Fine Arts Student Alliance and helped bring fine arts students on the two campuses together.