Alumni Awards of Excellence

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 17:30

The University of Windsor Alumni Association is pleased to honour distinguished alumni at the Alumni Awards of Excellence on April 11.

The evening will recognize the accomplishments of the 2024 recipients in the following categories: 

Alumni Award of Merit
Jennifer Jones BA '91

Alumni Ambassador Award
Beth Ann Prince BA '91

Odyssey Award
Franklin H. Ezenwa BSc '15
Trevor J. Fairlie BA '15
Domenica Mediati BFA '15
Hakeem Subair BComm '16

Thank you for your interest in the event. Online registration is now closed. If you have questions or require assistance please contact Katherine Simon at or phone 519-253-3000 ext 4052 or 3618. 

Event Time, Location, Parking Information and Google Map

The event is held in Alumni Auditorium, 2nd Floor in the CAW Student Centre. 
Cocktails at 5:30 pm and Dinner at 6:30 pm.
Parking is provided in the Assumption Hall parking lot (off Huron Church Road)

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Recipient Bios

Alumni Award of Merit for distinguished accomplishments which have brought honour to the University of Windsor.

Jennifer Jones (BA 1991)
Jennifer Jones served as president of Rotary International from 2022-23 – earning the organization’s highest elected office, and the first female president in its 118-year history. A communications executive, she is the founder of Media Street Productions Inc., and has dedicated her life to service and leadership both locally and globally. At home in Windsor, she has served as chair of the University of Windsor board of governors; Maryvale Adolescent & Family Services; and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Alumni Ambassador Award for significant achievements in professional, community, and volunteer work.

Beth Ann Prince (BA 1991)
Beth Ann Prince is the Community Investment Manager at the WFCU Credit Union and is the Alumni Association representative on the University of Windsor Board of Governors. A community advocate, she has dedicated her time to serving on numerous boards and committees in Windsor Essex including a three- year term as President of the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation, Transition to Betterness Comfort Care Tote Program, and the Windsor Yacht Club. Through her work and community involvement, she is a true ambassador who strives to make Windsor Essex community a better place to live, work and play.

Alumni Odyssey Award for those in the early years of their career path, having distinguished themselves through successes in career endeavours, notable achievements in their local community or the University of Windsor, or through a significant or innovative achievement in their professional or personal life.

Franklin H. Ezenwa (BSc 2015)
Franklin Ezenwa is a Cloud developer at IBM Canada. Drawing on his personal experience as an international student, he authored three self help books to assist other students achieve their goals while navigating life in Canada. He is regularly conducting workshops to help others live a life with purpose and fulfillment both personally and professionally.  

Trevor J. Fairlie (BA 2015)
Trevor Fairlie is a lawyer called to the Bar of Ontario, currently practising securities regulatory law in Toronto. A passionate community leader, Trevor serves on the boards of Start Proud (as Chair) and Orchestra Toronto (as Vice-Chair). He also co-founded the Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers, a national organization, and serves on its board as Governance Committee Chair. Trevor is an instructor at Osgoode Professional Development and has guest lectured at three law schools and presented at conferences in Canada, the US, Europe and Latin America.

Domenica Mediati (BFA 2015)
Domenica Mediati is an emerging interdisciplinary artist and a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Education and School of Creative Arts. Her artwork has been displayed at various venues in the Windsor/Detroit region, as well as in Portugal, New Mexico, USA. In her role as research assistant and educational coordinator at INCUBATOR Art Lab, she is the lead creative and intellectual collaborator on educational outreach programming which includes bioart and art-science workshops.

Hakeem Subair (BComm 2016)
Hakeem Subair is the Founder & CEO of 1 Million Teachers (1MT). He is an EDTech Fellow at Cambridge University and an adjunct professor Innovation and Change Management, and Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship at St. Lawrence College. He is a passionate educator and social innovator. He travels the world to promote teacher education and stays connected to campus through the EPI Centre as a judge, guest speaker and mentor.


Katherine Simon