Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

At this year’s Principal’s Holiday Reception, Advancement Alumni Officer, Ben Seewald received the Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Award.

Ben has worked in Advancement since 2006 as an Alumni Officer, working with Queen's student-alumni programs. In that time, he has proven to be a valued member of the department, always the first with a smile or to plan a fun event or activity for his colleagues.

As the alumni officer facilitating student-alumni programming, Ben brings a special combination of enthusiasm and strategic vision to his work, helping alumni to make a difference in the lives of students. Under Ben’s direction, the Queen’s University Student Alumni Association rebranded and flourished, receiving national and international accolades from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He has been instrumental in ensuring the growth of the QSAA and building a foundation for a Young Alumni Engagement Plan for Queen’s.