Community Recognition Awards
Grande Prairie Regional College annually recognizes members of the community for contributions to excellence in education. The awards program was established in 2004, and the awards honouring volunteers, alumni and community builders are the most prestigious presented by the College.
Distinguished Volunteer Award
This award is presented in recognition of exceptional contributions of time and energy dedicated to the advancement of Grande Prairie Regional College and recognizes individuals who exemplify the many volunteers upon whose efforts the continued growth of our College depends.
Board of Governors Award of Distinction
The Award of Distinction is the College’s highest tribute to individuals or groups within our community. This award has been established to honour individuals whose actions have made exceptional contributions to our community and to the advancement of higher education.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The most prestigious award of the GPRC Alumni/Foundation, this award was established to recognize GPRC alumni for outstanding accomplishments in their professions, and/or in service to their community, society or GPRC. The Distinguished Alumni is an example of alumni success for current and future GPRC students.
Steps to the Greater Alumni Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of GPRC alumni early in their careers or community service. This award was presented for first time in 2013.
Alumni Award of Excellence
The newly established Alumni Award of Excellence recognizes specific, recent accomplishments of GPRC alumni (in approximately the last 12 months prior to the nomination deadline). The accomplishments may take the form of local, national or international honors, major championships, appointments to high office, etc. This award will be presented in the future as deemed appropriate by the Alumni/Foundation.