Honours for Four UNBC Grads
l-r Dr. Baljeet Malhotra, Dr Ronny Priefer and Leona Prince – image courtesy UNBC Alumni Association
Prince George, B.C.- Four grads from UNBC have been given special recognition from the University’s Alumni Association.
“Through their many accomplishments, UNBC graduates are making a difference as leaders in their professions and in their communities,” says UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks. “The four Distinguished Alumni Award winners this year have all demonstrated excellence, whether it is in the laboratory, the classroom, business or through giving back.”
Western New England University chemistry professor Dr. Ronny Priefer, educator Leona Prince and computer scientist Dr. Baljeet Malhotra received Professional Excellence Awards. Community champion and long-time volunteer Tamara Sweet was recognized with a Community Service Award.
Ken and Rhonda McIntosh, long-time supporters of UNBC’s Timberwolves Athletics programs, and UNBC Copy Services Manager Barry Wong received Honorary Alumni Awards.
“Through their dedication to UNBC, the three new Honorary Alumni have made a positive impact on countless students,” says Alumni Association of UNBC President Andrew Seabrook. “It is my pleasure to welcome them to the UNBC Alumni family.”
The Alumni Association has named 25 honorary members since beginning the practice in 1997. The first Distinguished Alumni Awards were handed out in 2012.