Graduating? Are you an STM student or a member of the Newman Centre?  

If so, consider applying for the STM-Newman Alumni Association Award.  

The St. Thomas More–Newman Alumni Association(STMNAA)award of $500 will be presented twice annually, once at the spring convocation and once at the fall convocation banquet.  This award will be presented to a deserving graduating student who has made a significant contribution to their college and/or community and has demonstrated at least one of the following qualities:

  • Portrays all-around excellence in leadership, both on and off campus
  • Is involved with the STM community
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Christian service

Application
Terms of Reference

Notice to Applicants:
1. Recipient of this award must be a University of Saskatchewan undergraduate student
2. Recipient must be either a self-declared STM student or a Newman member 
3. The student must be graduating in the term the award is being given
4. The successful candidate must show leadership ability and commitment to their school and/or community (demonstrated by two letters of recommendation)
5. The STMNAA Board will be responsible for reviewing all application material and selecting a winner
6. The recipient of this award must provide (before the convocation ceremony) a copy of the letter confirming they are graduating in the term the award is being given
7. Contact Dean Schmidt (306.966.2616 or dschmidt@stmcollege.ca) for application information
8. Drop off applications to the STMNAA Mailbox # 78, located in the mailroom at STM College

St. Thomas More - Newman Alumni Association Award

The award recognizes significant contributions by a graduating St. Thomas More College student to the campus and wider community.
Specifically, the award honours a student's commitment to Christian service, involvement in the college community, and excellence in leadership.

The sixth time the award was given out was at the
2016 spring convocation ceremony to Anson Liski.

The fifth time the award was given out was at the
2014 spring convocation ceremony to Philomena Ojukwa. 

Philomena

Philomena graduated with a BA  in Political Studies. During Philomena’s university years she was very involved at STM in Development and Peace, Just Youth group, Newman Centre, and a member of the STMSU .
Philomena was also very involved with the Service and Justice project at STM from 2008-2013. In the summer of 2012, Philomena traveled to Ecuador for 8 weeks to serve in the Intercordia Program as a mentor to work with the STM students who were enrolled in the program.  Her role was to provide support and facilitate reflection in light of concepts the students had learned in their pre –departure course and values intercordia tries to cultivate.

"Congratulations, Philomena! Your dedication, commitment and

passion for community and social justice are an inspiration for us all". 

Fall 2013 Award Recipient

Fall 2013 Award Recipient

Taylor-Anne Yee accepts award from Association President Mr. Adam Day

The St. Thomas More-Newman Alumni Association (STMNAA) continues to give back to the
college community through their recently established award for a graduating student.

The fourth time the award was given out was at the 2013 fall convocation ceremony
 to Taylor-Anne Yee a BA Honours Political Studies Major.

The award recognizes significant contributions by a graduating St. Thomas More College
student to the campus and wider community. Specifically, the award honours a student's
commitment to Christian service, involvement in the college community, and excellence in
leadership.

During Taylor-Anne’s university years, she was very involved at STM in In Media Res
(an STM student-published journal), Service and Justice project as well as Newman
Centre.  On campus Taylor-Anne was involved with Women in Legislature, and was the
organizer of Religious & Political conference held at the U of S.  

As a U of S student, she was selected to participate in “Next up Saskatchewan”, a program to help emerging leaders develop their skills and knowledge on a
number of topics important to the province and the world.   If that was not enough, she also found time to volunteer at numerous not-for-profit organizations such as The Saskatoon Food Bank, The Open Door Society and Hands on Street Ministries.

"Our association feels it is important to give back to STM because we all benefitted from our education and experiences there," says Adam Day (B.A. 06), president of the alumni association. "We wanted to emphasize Christian service and community engagement because those are central elements to the way STM does university
education."  Congratulations, Taylor-Anne, your dedication, commitment and
passion for community and social justice are an inspiration for all.    

Past Recipients

Fall 2013 - Taylor-Anne Yee ( BA Hons. POLS)
Spring 2103 - Alana Carlson (BA POLS)
Fall 2012 - Brandon Murray (BA Hons. PHIL)
Spring 2012 - Veronica Carr (BA Hons. PHIL)