Alumni Mentorship Award

In 2022 the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) renamed and adjusted the criteria for this award to become the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization Alumni Award. The QUAA respectfully acknowledges the past recipients of the Alumni Mentorship Award and looks forward to celebrating recipients under the new terms.  

Presented to an alumnus/alumna who has made a significant and ongoing contribution through mentorship either to an individual or group.

Award eligibility and criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen’s alumnus/alumna
  • Demonstrated positive leadership attributes in guiding an individual or group
  • Someone who has made a significant and beneficial impact in the lives of others through active guidance and mentoring
  • An individual who has accomplished this service in either a professional or volunteer capacity (preference given to any contribution to Queen’s)

2022 Recipient

Sharon Ranson

Sharon Ranson

Sharon is an experienced corporate director who has been actively involved with Smith School of Business since her graduation in 1980, serving on its advisory board for 11 years. Having experienced firsthand the value of attending Smith, she recognizes the importance of her role in improving business education and serves as a donor, fundraiser, and mentor. The most meaningful and lasting impact of Sharon’s involvement with Queen’s is as a mentor. Whether giving a convocation address to Commerce students in 2012 or providing one-on-one career mentorship to numerous Queen’s students, Sharon’s work as a mentor is her enduring legacy.