There are so many wonderful, remarkable people in the Trinity Western Alumni network, and we’re excited to recognize a few each year for their contributions to the world. The Alumni Distinction awards are one way we do this. Join us each year as we gather with staff, faculty, and friends to celebrate the work of a few select individuals and give God the glory for how He’s been at work in and through their lives.

The TWU Alumni Distinction Awards exist to:

  • Glorify God through the accomplishments of alumni.
  • Increase the profile of the University.
  • Recognize and honour alumni who have made outstanding achievements and significant community contributions that exemplify TWU’s mission and core values.
  • Strengthen alumni pride and affinity to the University and the Alumni Association.
  • Connect alumni with one another, with the University and with the wider global community.

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

It is not easy to make a difference in the world so soon after graduating, but time and time again, young Trinity Western Alumni become significant influencers. The Recent Alumni Achievement award is awarded to an alumnus who has achieved success by making a significant contribution in their field and who is making a transformational impact on culture to the glory of God within seven years of graduating.

RECENT ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Throughout the world, Trinity Western Alumni are known for making a positive impact and contribution in culture. The Alumni Achievement award is awarded to an alumnus who has achieved success in their field by making a significant contribution and through making a transformational impact on culture to the glory of God.

CALVIN & MURIEL HANSON RAW EDGE OF FAITH AWARD

The founding president of Trinity Western, Calvin Hanson, and his wife, Muriel, exercised faith in a time of great uncertainty. They were pioneers with a vision for a premiere Christian college in Canada who committed their lives to the motto “Don’t doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.” The Calvin and Muriel Raw Edge of Faith Award is awarded to an alumnus who has likewise not doubted in the dark what God has shown in the light and who has remained faithful to his or her calling in times of uncertainty.

ALUMNI SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Alumni Servant Leadership Award is awarded to a leader who selflessly puts the needs of others ahead of their own and whose humble, behind-the-scenes service displays the characteristics of Christ’s compassionate love. This individual personifies the University’s Core Values of making servant leadership a way of life by investing in those they lead and through seeking to build a community of discipleship.