Red Deer College recognized both community members and students during awards presentations at its 49th convocation ceremony held on Friday.
Al Poole, of Red Deer, received the G.H. Dawe Memorial Award for his commitment to community, education and student success, and prominent leadership.
Lynne Paradis was given RDC’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for her commitment to lifelong learning and for creating opportunities for people of all ages to access education.
Three outstanding students were also recognized.
The Governor General’s Academic Medal was awarded to Shaundra Andersen, a graduating student from the Adapted Physical Education Diploma program. She was the student with the highest academic standing after completing the final year of a diploma-level, post-secondary program.
The 2012 student association president Eric Peppinck received the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student for 2013 Award as the student who demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to Red Deer College through his participation and contribution to the college.
The University of Calgary Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Collaborative Programs at RDC was awarded to Emily Falk who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and criminology from the University of Calgary through RDC. Falk achieved the highest academic standing in the college’s collaborative program.