It’s time to recognize the best and brightest among Lethbridge College’s alumni community as nominations open for the 2024 Honouring Excellence Awards.

The awards, given out annually since 1992, celebrate the remarkable success of alumni whose perseverance, determination and grit set them apart and led them to rise to the top of their careers and communities.

"It is our privilege to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our graduates as they use their expertise, passion and unwavering commitment to make a difference in the world,” says Stephanie Savage, manager, Alumni and Engagement. “Lethbridge College is proud of our alumni and their successes, and Honouring Excellence gives us the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate them.”

Lethbridge College graduates can be nominated for one of these four awards:

  • Distinguished Alumni – Established in 1992 to commemorate the college's 35th anniversary, this prestigious award recognizes college graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers, made a significant contribution to their communities and demonstrated service to the college and its students.
  • Community Leader – Presented to Lethbridge College graduates who have made contributions to their community through work or personal interests. Award winners are those with the drive to improve the lives of fellow citizens.
  • Career Virtuoso – Awarded to alumni who have made significant contributions to their professional field through diligence, talent and dedication. Career Virtuoso Award winners are the inventors, creators and leaders who have shown a steady rise to success that is recognized by their peers and in their industry.
  • Rising Star – Recognition for those who, within 10 years of graduation from Lethbridge College, have left trails of success as they hurtle above the crowd to claim their places as driven innovators in their professions.
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2023 Honouring Excellence Award recipients: (From left) Mike McCready, Wayne Elsbett, Scott Murakami, Jared Garrick.

To be considered for an Honouring Excellence Award, nominees must have graduated from Lethbridge Junior College, Lethbridge Community College or Lethbridge College or by the nature of the program transferred to another institution to complete their studies. Those who completed trades programs, apprenticeship training or the Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta program at Lethbridge College are also eligible.

Nomination packages must be submitted before Feb. 5, 2024.

Award recipients will be celebrated at an event in spring 2024.

Nomination criteria and further details on the nomination process can be found at For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].