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UPEI Distinguished and Inspiring Alumni Awards

Sister Noreen MacDonald, CND (far right)

The UPEI Alumni Association was excited to present this years Distinguished and Inspiring Alumni Awards to three very deserving recipients, during Reunion Weekend 2015.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honour presented by the UPEI Alumni Association. Each year the Alumni Association commemorates one or more of our alumni for their outstanding contributions to knowledge, the arts, the community, the university, or humanity.

The criteria for these awards are based on the University of Prince Edward Island's motto, "faith, knowledge, service".

Distinguished Alumni Award

Noreen MacDonald, CND (SDU' 65)

Sister Noreen has spent her life in the service of others. After teaching and counselling students across Prince Edward Island and around the world for 35 years, she has devoted her retirement to helping youth in Cameroon by establishing schools to meet the needs of the local community. Her extraordinary humanitarian efforts were recognized by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty by being named as an honorary member.


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