Walter Schroeder, MBA ’69, is following in the footsteps of Wayne Gretzky — not on the ice, but as a champion of higher education.
On October 28, Schroeder was one of two Canadians honoured with the 2020 International Horatio Alger Award.
Presented each year by the Horatio Alger Association of Canada, the award goes to outstanding Canadians “who have triumphed over adversity and who encourage young people in Canada to pursue their dreams through higher education.”
The honour brings lifetime membership in the Horatio Alger Association. Current members include hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, former Governor General of Canada David Johnston, and former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney.