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Alumni Awards FAQ

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When are nominations accepted?

Nominations will be accepted all year. The closing date for consideration for 2024 awards is July 31 at 11:59 p.m.

How long are nominations kept active?

Nominations may be carried over for up to two additional years for consideration. Nominators are responsible for providing any new information for the following years, as needed.

Who can nominate someone?

Nominations of living alumni of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) or its predecessor schools can be submitted by anyone, excluding employees of the NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations department. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

What happens if no one is nominated for an award?

If no nominations are received and there are no nominations from previous years, the NSCC Alumni Relations staff may nominate a recipient.

Who selects the recipients?

The NSCC Alumni Relations staff will vet nominations and nominees to ensure that requirements are met and present a final list for consideration to the selection committee. Award selections are made by members of the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.

Who is on the Alumni Awards Selection Committee?

The selection committee members will be appointed each year by NSCC Alumni Relations staff. Every effort will be made to ensure diversity of experiences and perspectives are represented in the selection committee members. Committee members must disclose any perceived conflict of interest.

The selection committee will be comprised of:

  • Manager, Alumni Relations (chair, non-voting)
  • 1 NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations Board of Directors representative
  • 1 NSCC Department of Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion representative
  • 1 College executive-level representative
  • 1-2 alumni representatives
  • 1 student representative
  • 1 College staff representative, preferably from the local partner campus of that year’s awards
How are Alumni Award recipients selected?

Many factors are considered when selecting award recipients. All nominations are received and reviewed by Alumni Relations staff to confirm award requirements are met. The Alumni Awards Selection Committee will discuss and select the recipients, taking all criteria under consideration.

How are Alumni Award recipients notified?

Award recipients and their nominators will be notified in August by email from the NSCC Alumni Relations office (). In the event that a nominee declines to accept the award, the nominee with the next highest number of votes will receive that award.

When will the recipients be announced?

Award recipients are contacted by phone in late August and the list of award recipients is announced on the Alumni Relations website in September.

How will the recipients be recognized?

The recipients are recognized on the Alumni Relations website and social media, and in printed material (award promotion, reports, etc.). They are expected to attend the Alumni Awards Dinner where they will be presented with their award and have the opportunity to give an acceptance speech. Accommodation and transportation for the recipients will be provided when reasonable. Recipients will be given two complimentary tickets to the Alumni Awards Dinner. Additional tickets will be made available to purchase if needed.

The College reserves the right to revoke the award should future circumstances arise that could unfavourably impact the reputation and image of Nova Scotia Community College.