Alumni Association

Active since 1846, the University of King’s College Alumni Association is the oldest in Canada and has members throughout Canada, the United States and around the world. Its membership consists of graduates and others who are committed to fostering relations between alumni and the College. The Association maintains annual scholarships and bursaries and supports alumni, student and University activities, and Tidings, the College’s alumni magazine. The annual meeting of the Association is held in May.

Officers (2022-2023)


Ian Whytock, BA’10


Stephanie McGrath, BJ(Hons)’99


Adria Young, BA(Hons)’10


Stuart Pattillo, BA’05

Past President

Paul Thomson, BA’90

Advancement Director

Adriane Abbott

University of King’s College Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271, ext. 129

Alumni Awards:

The King’s Alumni Association is committed to financially supporting students and their activities to enhance the overall experience of being at King’s. For further details and an application form, see the King’s Advancement Office.

Through its own resources and the generosity of numerous college benefactors, the Alumni Association is pleased to offer the following awards:

J. Mark DeWolf Award: Established in honour of J. Mark DeWolf, BAH’68, who was President of the King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) in 1966-1967, the J. Mark DeWolf Award recognizes a King’s student who has made an outstanding contribution to the KTS.

Michael Elliott Memorial Awards: These awards, made possible through donations from alumnus Michael Elliott’s family and friends, are to be given to returning students beyond the first year who are in good academic standing. They are to be made to students who, as Michael did, display integrity of character and a spirited concern for the lives of others, and who have made an all- round contribution to the life of the University. The awards will be given only if there are deserving recipients.

John F. Godfrey Journalism Book Award: Established by the Alumni Association in 1987 to honour former King’s President John F. Godfrey and his contribution to the School of Journalism, this award will be given to a Journalism student who has made a significant contribution to the King’s School of Journalism.

Sandra MacLeod Memorial Awards: These awards commemorate the life of Sandra MacLeod, a University of King’s College student who died in 1973 and may be given to any undergraduate member of King’s, whether in residence or a day student. The awards are made to students with good scholastic record who, by the fullest use of their qualities of character and mind, contribute to the University. The awards may be given to students in any year of their degree but will be provided only if there are deserving recipients.

Michael Saunders Award: Given by the late Michael Saunders, BA‘52, in memory of his years at King’s, this award is for a returning student from New Brunswick with satisfactory academic standing, who shows financial need and who has made a positive commitment and contribution to life at the University of King’s College. Preference may be given to a student entering Holy Orders of the Anglican Church of Canada. If no deserving students from New Brunswick apply, the award may be given to an applicant who meets the other criteria.

New Brunswick Award: Established by the New Brunswick Alumni in 1984, this award is for a student from New Brunswick who is in good academic standing and has contributed to life at King’s. Preference will be given to students entering second year. If no deserving students from New Brunswick apply, the award may be given to an applicant who meets the other criteria.

The Alumni Association also adjudicates the following on behalf of the college:

Beaver Club Award: Established by the “Beavers,” a group of students who served in the Second World War and who lived at King’s, this award is presented annually to a returning student with above-average academic results who has established a significant presence in some extra-curricular activity that enhances the quality of student life at King’s.

King’s Bookstore Co-op Award: Established by Laurence and Kathleen Jerome, the award recognizes students who, like their son David Jerome, BSc(Hons)’09, take social action on behalf of the King’s Community. The award supports an individual who has demonstrated initiative with regard to bettering campus life for all.


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