The QSAA Volunteer of Distinction Award was started in 2009 to honour the special volunteers of the Queen's Student Alumni Association.
As the QSAA VP Giving, Cicely has made an extremely positive and long lasting impact on the organization. She continually demonstrated extraordinary levels of passion, creativity, and hard work in all her QSAA responsibilities, specifically educating the entire Ambassador team on the importance of student philanthropy. Cicely was ultimately responsible for securing 100% Ambassador giving participation for this year’s QSAA ThankQ class gift. Cicely is connected to current student life through her exceptional use of social media, and rebranded the classof2012.ca website to be more visually appealing and relevant to current students.
Anna exemplied the values and goals of the Queen’s Student Alumni Association, connecting students to their future as alumni. Her professionalism, poise and mentorship allowed the entire ambassador team to flourish during the past year. Anna also excelled in her role as VP Ambassadors, creating and implementing extraordinary hiring and training practices, and setting a volunteer structure that will last for years to come – all while wearing a brilliant smile.
Jamie has been a fantastic ambassador of Queen’s University while inspiring others with her philanthropic passion and enthusiasm. Her roles as VP Giving with the QSAA and Co-Chair of the ThankQ graduating class gift were both performed at a high level of efficiency. She worked tirelessly at developing new ideas and strategies. Jamie was a positive resource for other students at all team meetings and events, and was a terrific team player.
The 2009 award was presented to Alissa Sokolski, Artsci'09 Alissa demonstrated a positive attitude, outstanding work ethic and commitment to the Queen's Student Alumni Association, and set a terrific example for future QSAA members. Alissa donated her time and impressive graphic design skills for several Queen's projects, both for the QSAA and for several Queen's Athletics booster clubs and other campus groups. Her work with the ThankQ Graduating Class Gift Committee even inspired her to submit an article to the Queen's Alumni Review, spreading the word of the group's work to alumni.