In recognition of the dedicated service and accomplishments of our community members, SMLS honours members of the school community with three prestigious awards.
Now accepting nominations for 2021 Outstanding Alumna and Distinguished Service Award Deadline: February 1, 2021
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The Life Governor Award, which is the school’s highest honour and is awarded bi-annually, honours extraordinary achievements of individuals who have demonstrated the values of SMLS, have had a longstanding commitment to the school, are excellent role models and ambassadors for the school, and have made a difference in the lives of others.
The 2020 Life Governor Award was presented to Colleen McMorrow. Colleen is a former parent, former Board of Governors Chair, and member of our Leader’s Circle. Following a highly accomplished career with Ernst & Young, she now serves as a volunteer on numerous corporate and not-for-profit Boards. Colleen has remained involved and supportive of the SMLS community, and received numerous nominations and endorsements for this award.
2020 - Colleen McMorrow 2018 - Anne Veale 2016 - Mother Emily Ayckbowm (posthumously) Ruth Lightbourn (posthumously) Sister Anita Cook CSC June Cockwell Donald Pangman
The Outstanding Alumna Award is awarded annually and recognizes alumnae for significant achievements in their field and positive impact on the local, national or global communities, while upholding the principles and values of SMLS.
The 2020 Outstanding Alumna award was presented to Dr. Lauren Briens ‘87. Lauren is Assistant Dean, First Year Studies, at Western University’s Faculty of Engineering. Not only has she achieved impressive success in her career and research, she remains involved and supportive of SMLS and our students, often visiting as a special guest speaker and mentor, offering unlimited help and advice to Millies interested in Western or Engineering, as well as attending our alumnae reunions in the London area. We will be formally recognizing Lauren at a future event - stay tuned for details.
Outstanding Alumna 2020 - Dr. Lauren TRIBE Briens '87 2019 - Dr. Karolyn SMARDZ Frost '75 2018 - Joanne BEAUCHAMP Stacey '78 2017 - Olwen BARROW Davies '58 2016 - Marion Bethel '71 2015 - Dr. Emily Moore '87 2014 - Christie Henderson '89 2013 - Janet Stewart '60 2012 - Melanie Aitken '84
The Distinguished Service Award celebrates and honours SMLS volunteers for their significant contributions over many years to our school community.
The 2020 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Penny Olson. From the moment Penny joined our school community, she has generously given her time and talents to the betterment of SMLS and our Millies. She has held a broad range of volunteer positions over the years, humbly and effectively making a difference. The inspiration for her generous contributions to the school community are her three daughters, Jacqueline ‘12, Michelle ‘15 and Erika ‘20.
Distinguished Service 2020 - Penny Olson 2019 - Cara Garvey 2018 - Jennifer Diamond Amanda Ashton-Aquino 2017 - Nadine Farran-Gatti 2016 - Dr. Gilbert Lai 2015 - Judith Nunn 2014 - Dianne Lemieux 2013 - Karen Holloway 2012 - Cherilyn Carson 2011 - Janet Pickell 2010 - Andra Carpino
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