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UWindsor professors Alan Metcalfe and Brian RintoulUWindsor professors Alan Metcalfe and Brian Rintoul will receive Excellence in Mentoring Awards from the alumni association on Thursday, November 21.

Mentors earn recognition for commitment to students

The Alumni Association will present Excellence in Mentoring Awards to professors Alan Metcalfe from the Faculty of Human Kinetics and Professor Brian Rintoul from the School of Dramatic Art at its Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentations ceremony. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. If you plan to attend, RSVP online or e-mail alumni@uwindsor.ca.

The award, which was established and sponsored by Patrick Palmer (BComm 1970), is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence by offering personal, academic and/or professional guidance to students, and is making a significant contribution to their all-round development up to and following graduation.

Alan Metcalfe, Faculty of Human Kinetics

Dr. Metcalfe, a sport historian, began teaching at the University of Windsor in 1969 in the Department of Kinesiology. Throughout his career he has been the recipient of a variety of awards and has a long history of academic and professional accomplishments.

However, it is his caring personality that has most left an impact on his students. When describing him, former students recognize his expertise in sport history, yet they are more touched by the time Metcalfe took with them throughout their studies at the University of Windsor.

Brian Rintoul, School of Dramatic Art

Supporting and guiding students to be their best on stage and off is something Rintoul’s students remember long after they have left his drama classes. An instructor in the School of Dramatic Art since 1999, he has touched the lives of numerous graduates—many of whom now work as professional actors in Canada and around the world.

Rintoul successfully brought his many years of experience in the theatre to the classroom, where students thrived on his ability to push for the best while displaying compassion and care. Many also say he was a personal coach for them and would often go “out of his way” to ensure students had what they needed from him to succeed.