Nov 1, 2017

Vancouver, BC – Langara College honoured its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at an on-campus lunch reception on November 1, 2017. The awards celebrate the significant contributions made by Langara alumni in their profession, at Langara, and to society-at-large.

“This year’s alumni award recipients are remarkable,” said Dr. Lane Trotter, President and CEO, Langara College. “From the Vancouver Sun’s first female sports reporter to a renowned figurative sculptor, experienced public health nurse, and young entrepreneur and public relations professional, each, in their own way, have made a positive impact on our world. The diversity and contributions of this year’s recipients truly speaks to the unique pathways and opportunities that Langara creates for our students. We are so proud to have them as part of our Langara community.”

The 2017 Langara Outstanding Alumni Award recipients are:

  • Wendy Long - Journalism (1981) – First female sports reporter at The Vancouver Sun, and inductee BC Sports Hall of Fame (Media) 2016
  • David Robinson – Fine Arts (1985) – Sculptor
  • Letitia Rose - Nursing (2005) – Nurse, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Brittany Whitmore (Rising Star) – Business Administration (2014) – Founder of Exvera Communications, and Executive Director, TEDxGastownWomen

About the Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Outstanding Alumni Awards (OAA) celebrates the remarkable contributions are making in their profession, at Langara, and to society-at-large. Each fall, the Langara community gathers to honour the best and brightest and recognize the impact they have had on the world. Past recipients include the Hon. Ujjal Dev Sing Dosanjh, Colin Mochrie, Simi Sara, and Sam Sullivan.

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. 

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