Marsha Lampman Branch Volunteer Award

Gala Award

The award was named in honour of Marsha Lampman, BA’74, who was a diligent volunteer for the Sarnia Branch for more than 12 years prior to her untimely death in 1996. This award is presented to the alumnus/alumna who best exemplifies Marsha Lampman's outstanding dedication and service to a Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association.

Allan McGavin

2020 Recipient

Allan McGavin

Com’08, Law’12

Since 2013, Allan McGavin has volunteered on the executive committee of the Vancouver Alumni Branch, serving four years as the Branch president. Under Allan’s leadership, the Vancouver Branch launched a mentorship program in 2017, connecting recent graduates with Queen’s alumni who are established in their field. He has also pushed an initiative to help new graduates transition into life in Vancouver with ease. Despite a busy career in corporate law, he is committed to volunteering and continues to be involved in community initiatives.

Past Award Recipients

For the past 20 years, Edmond Chan has turned his volunteer efforts for the QUAA’s Hong Kong Branch into an art form. He has worked tirelessly in his role on the executive committee, consistently bringing a high measure of professionalism and dedication to his craft as organizer and leader.

Mr. Chan has been responsible for many events through the years, such as organizing receptions for dignitaries visiting from Canada including Principal Leggett, Principal Woolf, and Provost Harrison.

It was his remarkable feat last year, which really shone a light on his leadership and organizational talents. As one Hong Kong Branch representative said, “Edmond took on the very daunting task of Chair of the Advisory Committee for the 175th Celebrations in Hong Kong…Edmond was all in from the very beginning. I cannot express the amount of family time he spent on weekends and late nights to ensure everything was on track – so much so that we gave his wife a gift.”

Mr. Chan acted as the communications bridge between the Hong Kong alumni community and Kingston. Regardless of the significant time zone differences, he was engaged with Kingston at all hours of the day and night. Moreover, he did all this while at the same time continuing his career at the Financial Crime Compliance Department at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).

Monica Dingle, Com’02, has served the Montreal Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) for the last six years.

When she went to Montreal to launch her law career, she found the alumni branch was barely in existence. Always one to turn an obstacle into an opportunity, Ms. Dingle set out to engage with local alumni. She reached out to the Queen’s Alumni Relations department and asked to be put in touch with the Montreal Alumni Branch President. The position was vacant, so she stepped up and enthusiastically took up the role of branch leader and grew the branch to what it is today.

Ms. Dingle made connections one person at a time, developing a Queen’s alumni network in Montreal. She mobilized alumni to support the Gaels sports teams when they competed at McGill, hosted a networking event at an art gallery owned by a Queen’s alumnus, organized pub nights and a number of networking events for young alumni.

Ms. Dingle obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s in 2002, where she participated in an exchange program with the Strasbourg Graduate School of Management. An accomplished athlete, she was the Queen’s sailing team’s first winner of the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (MAISA) Women’s Singlehanded Championship. She was inducted into the MAISA Hall of Fame and was awarded the Faye Bennet Trophy.

Following her studies at Queen’s, Ms. Dingle earned her undergraduate law degree from the University of Victoria. She also attended l’Université Paris II (Panthéon Assas) and the University of Montréal, where she earned a Bachelor of Civil Law in the city she has called home since her graduation in 2008, and where she is heavily involved with the arts.

Ms. Dingle’s passion and dedication to the alumni network makes her a worthy recipient of the Marsha Lampman Branch Volunteer Award.

Monica Dingle was honoured at the QUAA Alumni Awards Gala on April 8, 2017.

Described as a man who “lives and breathes Queen’s spirit,” Zhaodi Culbreath’s, Sc’08, passion for Queen’s seems to know no bounds. Since his first day on Queen’s campus, Mr. Culbreath has been promoting Queen’s and injecting a big dose of Queen’s spirit into his community.

Mr. Culbreath began his long-term relationship with Queen’s alumni as a summer student in 2003 in the Alumni Relations department. As soon his status changed from student to alumnus in 2008 and he began his career in Toronto with Enbridge, Mr. Culbreath made his way to the Toronto Alumni Branch.

His first order of business at the Toronto Branch was to fill a gap in membership. The young alumni demographic was missing from branch membership, so he started the Young Alumni Committee to gear events strictly to this ever-growing population in Toronto. Mr. Culbreath and his team staged sports outings, a patio series, pub nights, and networking events all in a successful bid to involve and inspire young Queen’s alumni. To recognize his effort on this initiative, he was named Branch Rising Star Award at the Alumni Volunteer Summit in 2012.

While president of the Toronto Branch for two years (2013-15), Mr. Culbreath was a key player on the Alumni Volunteer Summit Strategic Committee, an annual celebration and summit to connect, enrich, educate and celebrate Queen’s volunteers. He has continued to champion Queen’s spirit in Toronto leaving an indelible mark on the branch. As he moves on to a new chapter in his life in Calgary, his indomitable Queen’s spirit is sure to follow.

Zhaodi Culbreath was honoured at the QUAA Alumni Awards Gala on April 2, 2016.

Through hard work, imagination, and leadership, Jeremy Mosher has accomplished a lot during his two years as President, Calgary Branch. His warm and inclusive manner has attracted many new alumni to get involved with the branch. A creative thinker, he is always coming up with new ideas to engage and bring out the best in his fellow alumni.

Mr. Mosher has been selfless in committing his time and energy to the Calgary executive, and instrumental in putting into place a sustainable volunteer structure that will be employed for years to come. He also played a significant role in creating a student outreach program to raise awareness about branch and university opportunities, educating and informing students about the opportunities available to them as alumni.

In 2014, Mr. Mosher embraced the role of Director for the Alumni Volunteer Summit with the QUAA Board of Directors, a professional development conference for reunion coordinators, alumni branch executives and members of the Queen’s community, and helped develop a professional conference that continues to enrich the volunteer experience.

Jeremy Mosher was honoured at the QUAA Alumni Awards Gala on March 28, 2015.

2020 Allan McGavin, Com’08, Law’12 – Vancouver Branch

2019 Nicholas Godwin, Artsci'11 - Calgary Branch

2018 Edmond Chan, Artsci'97 - Hong Kong Branch

2017 Monica Dingle, Com'02 - Montreal Branch

2016 Zhaodi Culbreath, Sc'08 - Toronto Branch

2015 Jeremy Mosher, Artsci'08 - Calgary Branch

2014 Mitch, Arts'53 and Wilda Andriesky, Arts'59, MA'61 - Kingston Branch

2014 Sarah Chan, Artsci/PHE'08 - Toronto Branch

2012 Corry Bazley, Com'92 - New York Branch

2011 Josephine Tsang, PhD'06 - Calgary Branch

2010 Sue Bates, Artsci'91 - Kingston Branch

2009 Susan and Todd Bright, Arts/PHE'86, Ed'87 - Niagara Branch

2008 Elaine Wu, Artsci'98, MIR'00, Law'03 - Toronto Branch

2007 Sophie Sommerer, Artsci'98 - Ottawa Branch

2007 Ernie Jury, Sc'55, MBA'62 - Ottawa Over 50's Branch

2006 Andy King, Artsci'95, Sc'95 - Paris Branch

2006 Mary Reed, Artsci'84 - Arizona Branch

2005 George Toller, BA’49 (deceased) - Ottawa Branch

2005 Joyi Wei, Sc'94 - Calgary Branch

2004 Klaus Schaefer, Sc'69, MA'71 - Germany Branch

2004 Marisia Campbell, Artsci'94 - Ottawa Branch

2003 D. Montgomery Sennett, BCom’48 (deceased) - Arizona Branch

2003 Michelle Suzanne Wright, Sc'95, MSc'96 - Calgary Branch

2002 Kim Sturgess, Sc'77, DSc’16 - Calgary Branch

2002 Colin Finn, Sc'82 - Northern California Branch

2001 Charis Kelso, Law'91 - Toronto Branch

2001 Cathy TeKamp, Artsci'70 - Brockville Branch

2000 Fred Siemonsen, Sc'54 - Kingston Branch

2000 Kim Glen, Artsci'73 - Okanagan Branch

1999 Glen Ardley, Sc'79 - Colorado Branch

1999 Raquel Fragoso Peters, Artsci'93 - Ottawa Branch

1999 Robert Pitt, MA'82 - St. John's Branch

1998 Grant Gazdig, Com'89 - Big Apple Branch

1998 Diane Jared, Artsci'80 - UK Branch

1997 Janet Cassidy, Artsci'86, Ed'87 - Durham Branch

1997 Martha Crane, BA’76, BEd’77 (deceased) - Kitchener Branch

1997 Jolene Hopwood, Artsci'70, Ed'71, MEd'86 - Kingston Branch

1997 Kingston Seniors Club - Kingston Branch

1997 Ottawa Over 50's Club - Ottawa Branch

1996 Joe Lougheed, Artsci'87 - Calgary Branch

1996 Kin Kee Pang, Artsci'70, LLD’17 - Hong Kong Branch

1995 Brian Gaunce, Sc'83 Northern California Branch

Spring 1994 Denise Lawson, Sc'86, MSc'90 - Vancouver Branch

Spring 1994 Paul Price, Artsci'82 - Calgary Branch

Fall 1994 Sarah Dalton, Artsci'88 - Ottawa Branch

Fall 1994 Arthur Joynt, Arts'73 - Northumberland Branch

Spring 1993 Bruce Hay, Meds'58 and Margaret Hay - Victoria Branch

Spring 1993 Kip Summers, BCom’56 (deceased) - Kitchener Branch

Fall 1993 Carl Woodside, BA’43 (deceased) - Haldimand/Norfold Branch

Spring 1992 Marsha Lampman, Artsci'74 (deceased) - Sarnia Branch

Spring 1992 Cheryl Johnston, Artsci'01 - Brockville Branch

Spring 1992 Dan Moziar, Sc'58 - Guelph Branch

Fall 1992 Sandy Blasco, Arts'68, Ed'69 - Halifax Branch

Fall 1992 Rick Powers, Arts/PHE'78, MBA'83, Law'86 - Toronto Branch

Award Eligibility & Criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen’s alumnus/alumna
  • A current or past volunteer within the Queen’s University Alumni Association Branches program
  • Someone who has made a significant, peer-recognized contribution as a Branch alumni volunteer to further engage our members in the life and work of the University and its association

For more information about alumni awards, please contact Natalie Minnema, 613-533-6000 ext 79483.