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Tribute to alumni

By Bojan Fürst

Four former Memorial students will join the ranks of the university’s most distinguished alumni later this October. Sister Elizabeth Davis, Earl Ludlow, Dr. Janet Gardiner and Greg Walsh will receive Alumni Tribute Awards at an Oct. 23 ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in R. Gushue Hall.

The Alumni Association presents four different Tribute Awards. Sister Davis, who made a giant contribution to the health care education and services in the province, is this year’s recipient of the Alumna of the Year Award.

Mr. Ludlow is the recipient of 2008 Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Service for demonstrating exceptional leadership in his community.

Dr. Gardiner will receive J. D. Eaton Award, which recognizes alumni contribution to Memorial University. Dr. Gardiner has been a tireless supporter of various Memorial initiatives.

Mr. Walsh, a 1997 Faculty of Arts graduate, will receive this year’s Horizon Award recognizing a graduate under the age of 35 who achieved exceptional professional success. Mr. Walsh is the youngest provincial archivist in Canada.

Doug Letto, a well-known senior producer with CBC’s Here and Now, will emcee the dinner and the ceremony. The limited number of tickets is on sale at the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by calling 709-737-4354 or e-mailing