Grad class

Alexis Harquail, your class of 2018 Grad Class Coordinator, would love to hear your ideas for celebrating graduation! Contact her at

Graduating Student Leadership Award

The UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leadership Awards recognize students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint John as a whole.

The awards program was created in 2005 by the UNB Associated Alumni to acknowledge and encourage student participation in university affairs. More than 275 alumni are now members of this executive group of 'UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leaders.'

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. is the nomination deadline at the Alumni Office in Oland Hall, ground floor, room 30. Final selection of the award recipients will be made by March 12. Announcements will follow from the Associated Alumni Office. A dinner to recognize all recipients will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at the Lily Lake Pavilion.

To submit your name for consideration, complete the nomination form and send it to Mary Duffley at

Nomination process

Students who meet the following selection criteria can nominate themselves for this award or be nominated by a member of the UNB Saint John community including students, faculty, staff or alumni. The nomination form must be submitted along with a current resume, and contribution transcript, if available; transcript is not necessary.

Nominators must obtain the consent of the student by having the student sign the nomination form.

Selection criteria

  • Only students who are graduating in spring or fall of the award year are eligible;
  • Recipients must currently be actively enrolled at UNB Saint John in either a full-time or part-time degree program, and be in good academic standing at the time of nomination;
  • Students have made voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint John as a whole;
  • The student's voluntary contribution(s) may take the form of any one, or a combination, of the following: leadership on committees, or influence on student or university affairs; improvement in the quality of life of students; encouragement of fellow students to become involved in extracurricular activities; and contribution to the sense of community at UNB Saint John.

Leadership and involvement should be considered in relation to good academic standing. The value of the student's contribution, rather than an office held, should be the major criterion considered.

Honorary Class Graduate

The Honorary Class Graduate is an award the Grad Class presents to recognize a faculty, staff or member of the university community who has influenced and inspired us, the grad class.

If you have someone in mind, please email State who you think deserves the award and why. Alexis will be presenting the award at the spring convocation on May 18.