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ACC alumni honoured with awards

The Alumni Association at Assiniboine Community College has announced that four graduates of the college will receive awards at their third annual alumni advancement dinner in February.

This year’s recipient of the ACC’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented to an alumnus of the college who has distinguished themselves in both their chosen profession and their community, is Jim Brannan. Brannan was born and raised in Brandon and is a graduate of the college's electrical technology program. Currently, Brannan is a vice-president for Cando Rail Services, which he has held since 2002.

The Alumni Community Service Award recognizes an alumnus of ACC who has positively impacted the quality of people’s lives through the service of others and is an award that highlights the value placed on community. Shaun Woodcock is this year's recipient. Woodcock graduated in 2009 from the college's business administration program and is currently working as a financial planner with RBC Royal Bank in Brandon.

The ACC Excellence in Teaching Award honours faculty for extraordinary contributions to teaching and the student experience. Kevin Poirier is the recipient of this year's award. Poirier is an instructor in the school of trades and technology, teaching students in the piping trades pre-employment and plumbing apprenticeship programs.

The One to Watch Award honours graduates who are 30 years of age or younger at the time of nomination. The award recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession and/or community, and will be awared to Ben Myers this year. Myers graduated from media production in 2005 and is currently the project manager and app designer with Robots and Pencils Inc.

All recipients will be recognized on Feb. 20 at the alumni advancement dinner.

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