This Honour, originally termed the Outstanding Professionals Service Award, is given to a professional staff member within the RLPA for their outstanding contributions to student service.
In order to recognize outstanding contributions to Residence Life, the Residence Life Professional Association is pleased to continue giving an Outstanding Service Award. The award is named after someone who made a significant contribution to Residence Life in Western Canada. All members of the RLPA are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals. The Executive Board will evaluate and select the award recipient and present the award during the RLPA Annual General Meeting.
The award criteria is as follows:
- Outstanding contributions to the RLPA through participation at the executive or committee levels.
- Outstanding contributions to Residence Life within post-secondary institution within Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or the Territories.
- Exemplary record in service as a mentor to other Residence Life professionals or Resident Assistants.
- Successful implementation of unique or innovative programs contributing to the betterment of Residence Life at an institutional or provincial level.
Learn more about Josie Lamothe and her contributions to the RLPA and field of Residence Life by clicking here.
For questions regarding this award, or if you are nominating a current executive member, please contact the Past-President.
Past Award Winners
|1997||Lorne Williams||University of Lethbridge|
|1998||Jan Finney||University of Calgary|
|1999||Glenice Grover||Red Deer College|
|2000||Margot Bell||University of Alberta|
|2001||Tracey Mason||University of Alberta|
|2002||Dima Utgoff||University of Alberta|
|2003||Mark Chytracek||Augustana University College|
|2006||Sylvia Cholodniuk||University of Saskatchewan|
|2007||Randy Fines||Lakeland College|
|2008||Dima Utgoff||University of Alberta|
|2009||Janet Athenasiou||University of Alberta – Augustana|
|2011||Nanci Krushelnicki||College of New Caledonia|
|2012||Brianna McElroy||Mount Royal University|
|2013||Chris Fukushima||University of Alberta|
|2014||Craig Whitton||University of Alberta|
|2015||Glenda Staples||Medicine Hat College|
|2017||Tim Siemens||Red Deer College|
|2018||Judy Eyben||Lakeland College|