Recognizing Outstanding Alumni

August 2, 2023 | Hamilton, ON
Contributed by DeGroote School of Business

The Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award celebrates outstanding alumni whose personal accomplishments, reputation, and character have enhanced the reputation of the DeGroote School of Business and McMaster University.

It is the highest honour awarded by the DeGroote School of Business in partnership with the McMaster Alumni Association, and is a celebration of the enduring quality of a DeGroote School of Business education at McMaster. This prestigious award has been recognizing alumni since 2000.

The Award recognizes a recipient who has demonstrated core values of excellence, integrity and leadership which have been reflected as follows:

  • Service and support to McMaster University / DeGroote School of Business: the recipient’s deeds and actions reflect the importance of their educational training, pride in alma mater and loyalty, as demonstrated through their interest in and support of the University, the School of Business, and their programs.
  • Professional achievement: the recipient has attained prominence and success through their career path and ongoing trajectory.
  • Service to society: the recipient exhibits integrity and a demonstrated commitment to service through an interest in bettering the lives of others through volunteer efforts.

If you know a member of the DeGroote alumni community who is transforming business and making a difference in the world, consider nominating them for the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.

The nomination deadline is September 30, 2023.

Nominate an individual to the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award by completing this form.

Recipients are recognized each spring during the Evening of Accolades celebration where they are honoured among family, friends, colleagues and the DeGroote and McMaster community.

Previous award recipients include:

2023: Indrani Butany (BCSH ’96, MBA ’00)

2022: Paul McLean (BSCH ’80, MBA ’81)

2021: Claire Gillies (BSC ’98, MBA ’01)

For the Terms of Reference and to view the gallery of past recipients, please visit the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award gallery webpage.

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