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Source: Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops alumni to be honoured at TRU

October 11, 2006

- Three distinguished alumni from Kamloops will receive Distinguished Alumni
Awards this Friday at a banquet beginning at 6 pm in TRU’s Culinary Arts

Honourees for 2006 from Kamloops include:
Alan Corbishley (Award in Arts & Culture), an accomplished baritone who
received a Bachelor of Arts degree from TRU in 1994. Corbishley’s vocal
ability, exciting stage presence and innovations in the performing arts have
brought him international success;

Sue Carpenter (Award for Professional Achievement), an exemplary nurse who
received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from TRU in 2001.
Carpenter’s innovations and initiatives have been instrumental in bettering
health care and nursing education in a significant way and;

Don Avison (Award for Public Service), who completed two years of university
transfer studies at TRU in 1977. Avison is a creative and innovative leader
whose record of excellence in public administration, program implementation
and strategic planning is highly respected.

Also receiving awards at the banquet will be Deanna Howell (Award for
Service to the Community), who has contributed greatly to her community,
particularly in the areas of the development, education and well-being of
children and Shelly Johnson (Grace Chronister Award), who has made a
significant contribution to the profession of social work through her
employment and her involvement in community service.

Friends, family and associates of the winners are invited to attend this
banquet. Tickets are $50/person, available by calling 250-371-5711.


For more information, please contact Nancy Plett, Executive Director, TRU
Alumni Association, at 250-828-5267



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