OPUS award recipientsThe Organization of Part-time University Students will host its 27th Annual Awards Banquet on March 22.

OPUS to honour faculty, staff, and students

The Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS) will host its 27th Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 22, in the student centre’s Alumni Auditorium at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow.

The event will celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary and recognize UWindsor faculty, staff, and alumni for “Going Above and Beyond”

  • Senior Administrative Support Award: David Butcher, finance;
  • Friend of Students Award: Alice Miller, registrars;
  • Teacher of the Year Award: Richard Caron, mathematics and statistics;
  • Faculty Awards: John Cappucci, languages, literatures and cultures; Roberto Muscedere, engineering; Jean-Pierre De Villers, languages, literatures and cultures;
  • Support Staff Awards: Xay Tang, Public Affairs and Communications; Robert Masino, Facility Services; Tina Palmer, computer science;
  • Staff/Faculty Leadership Award: Pierre Boulos, Centre for Teaching & Learning;
  • Disability Campus Community Recognition Award: David Ryan-Soderlund, Student Disability Services;
  • Appreciation Awards: Canadian Federation of Students Ontario; Food and Catering Services; and Mohammad Akbar, OPUS Director at Large;
  • Sponsor Appreciation Award: University of Windsor Alumni Association.

The following part-time undergraduate students will be honoured:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Candace Spencer;
  • Academic Achievement Award: Rhonda Vacheresse;
  • Alumni Association First Year Part-time Undergraduate Student Award: David Branton;
  • Student with Disability Achievement Award: Denise Deblock;
  • Dr. Kathleen McCrone Award: Fasiha Bashir;
  • Mary C. Schisler Award in Dramatic Art: Ariel Clarke;
  • Ken Long Memorial Award: Sameena Sultana;
  • Wayne Girard Memorial Leadership Award: Amy Blok;
  • VEK Ternoey Academic 2nd Chance Award: Aalaa Al-Abid Alrsol.

RSVP by Friday, March 15, to 519-253-3000, ext 3603, or email: opus@uwindsor.ca. For more information, contact OPUS staff at opus@uwindsor.ca. Find more details on the event website.