Alumni Award of Excellence
This award 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. 2014 is the first year this award has been given out.
2017 Alumni Award of Excellence Recipient: Gerald Auger
Gerald is a Canadian actor, of Woodland Cree descent, who has left his mark on the community as a producer, writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.
Auger has a long list of Hollywood acting credits to his name and he recently teamed up with a group of his fellow GPRC alumni to produce the independent short film, Bohemian Blood, which has been screened at film festivals internationally.
Gerald received his Marketing Management diploma and Small Business Management certificate from GPRC in 1995. He served as President of the Students’ Association, Student Society for Alberta Vocational College and the Circle of Aboriginal Students while at the College.
Among his many awards Gerald received the Charles S. Noble Student Leadership Award from Advanced Education and the Province of Alberta.
Download Nomination Form- Deadline December 31st
The nominees must be alumni of GPRC. The candidates have demonstrated oustanding excellence in his/her profession, community or society and is therefore an example of alumni excellence for GPRC. Alumni currently serving the College as Board members are not eligible.
Nominations will be accepted from the public and the College Community. Nominations will be reviewed and selected by a committee of the Alumni/Foundation Board. The recipients will be contacted in advance so he/she may attend the event to receive their award.
Alumni Award of Excellence Honourees
Alumni Award of Excellence 2016: Mirelle Martens and Tom Sallows
Martens represented Canada at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships in March 2015 in the Junior Women’s race. She also represented Canada in the 2015 Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships in Edmonton where she won the silver medal in the 3,000 metre with a personal best time of 9:41. Martens also won the bronze medal at the 2015 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in the 5000 metre.
Tom Sallows competed at both the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier and 2015 Ford World Men's Curling Championship as a member of the Canadian national curling team. The team won the 2015 Brier and won bronze at the Worlds.
Alumni Award of Excellence 2014: Jon Goldie and Mike Lauzon
GPRC is very proud to recognize two of our Alumni this year who brought attention to our College and to our community at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke Quebec when Team Alberta won three straight sets in Men’s Indoor Volleyball against host province Quebec for the Gold Medal. Jon Goldie served as Head Coach for Team Alberta, and was supported by Wolves Coach Mike Lauzon.
GPRC Alumnus Jon Goldie is one of the top young coaches in Alberta. He is entering his eighth year as an assistant coach at Mount Royal University. He teaches at Middle Lake School in Chestermere, Calgary.
Wolves Coach Mike Lauzon is also an alumnus of GPRC, and is well-known for his commitment to building his team on the strength of local players. He helped Jon coach Team Alberta to Canada Games Gold. Mike is currently Vice-Principal at Peace Wapiti academy in Grande Prairie.