Photo of President Peter Devlin addressing guests at the Hall of Fame DinnerThe Distinguished Alumni Awards program honours individuals who have graduated from a Fanshawe College program and who have used their skills to improve themselves, their career field, their community, and their world.

They are passionate about their interests and innovative in their actions, earning a high level of respect from their peer group of co-workers, industry associates and clients.

Distinguished Alumni often have an entrepreneurial spirit, acting as change agents, mentors or pioneers within the organizations they work for, or in the ventures that they start themselves. They exhibit a high level of personal and professional integrity within their career field and in their support of community and social issues that are close to their hearts.

Six Distinguished Alumni Awards are available - five of these are specific to program designations with the sixth award for a recent graduate. 


Nominees must be Fanshawe College graduates. Selection criteria for the award are substantial career success and contribution to community or society. Selection criterion for the recent graduate award is promising talent and commitment with a more immediate possibility for success and contribution.

Alumni are eligible to receive a Fanshawe College Distinguished Alumni Award only once.