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ACAA Recipients

The University of Regina and the Alumni Association recognize the achievements of our most accomplished graduates through the Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards, one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on distinguished University of Regina alumni.

We are pleased to honour the 2015 recipients listed below.


Jim Hopson

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Hopson BEd'75

Jim Hopson had a distinguished 30-year career in education before his 10-year tenure as the president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Learn more ...

Hear Jim Hopson talk about receiving the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Kristian Baker

Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement

Dr. Kristian Baker BSc(Hons)'92, MSc'95

Dr. Kristian Baker has received many accolades for her teaching and research and is a highly sought-after contributor to scientific journals and panels. Learn more...

Hear what Dr. Kristian Baker says about receiving the 2015 Distinguished Professional Award.

Rob Deglau

Award for Distinguished Humanitarian & Community Service

Rob Deglau CCDEV'08 (CCE)

Rob Deglau provided outstanding leadership as the Executive Director and later Community Relations Officer at the North Central Community Association (NCCA) where he focused on enhancing quality of life, community health assets and resources to address the concerns of the north central neighbourhood. Learn more ...

Listen to Rob Deglau talk about what the 2015 Humanitarian and Community Service Award means to him.

Barry Clarke

Dr. Robert & Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service

Barry Clarke BAdmin'80

Barry Clarke began his involvement in university sports as a member of the Regina Cougars Hockey team. As an alumnus, he served as Chair for the University of Regina Cougars Athletics Sports Dinner, which later became the President’s Breakfast for Athletics which raises significant scholarship funding for student athletes. Learn more...

Barry Clarke talks about receiving the 2015 Dr. Robert and Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service.

Cherish Jean-Baptiste

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Cherish Jean-Baptiste CA'03 (SIFC), CCE'03 (SIFC), BAdmin'06 (FNUC)

Cherish Jean-Baptiste is a business consultant with Crown Investments Corporation and President of the First Nations and Métis Fund, a $20-million investment fund that provides equity and loans to Aboriginal businesses. Learn more ...

Cherish Jean-Baptiste speaks about receiving the 2015 Young Alumni Award.