SURREY — Four people have been named as winners of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award given by Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Alumni Association
The achievements of the award winners - politician Stephanie Cadieux, police officer Baltej Dhillon, fashion designer Maryanne Mathias and environmental consultant Chris McCue - will be celebrated at a luncheon Thursday, Oct. 24 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek golf course in Surrey.
This year's winners were selected from a pool of nearly 43,000 graduates of KPU.
The award is presented annually to alumni "who have enhanced the reputation of the university through exceptional career, public and community service; athletics; arts and culture; or academic achievements."
"The KPU Alumni Association is proud to honour all four winners as recipients of this year's distinguished alumni award," stated Kristan Ash, chair of KPUAA. "Their success and notable contribution to society is something that all alumni can be proud of for years to come."
Cadieux, MLA in the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale and Minister of Children and Family Development, earned her diploma in marketing management in 1994.
Baltej Dhillon, staff sergeant with the RCMP, earned a diploma in criminology in 1988.
Maryanne Mathias, co-founder and owner of sustainable fashion company Osei-Duro, earned a bachelor of arts in applied design fashion in 2002.
Chris McCue, president of McCue Environmental Contracting, earned a diploma in environmental protection technology in 1994.
Tickets for Thursday awards event in Surrey can be purchased at www.kpu.ca/alumni/awards, or call 604-599-3003.
Coca-Cola is the primary sponsor of the luncheon, along with "table sponsors" the Now Newspaper, Clark Wilson LLP, Colliers International, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Langley Advance, MacKay LLP Chartered Accountants, RBC, Richmond News and Transpacific Customs Brokers.
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