Rising Star Volunteer Award

In 2022 the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board of Directors decided to retire this award. This decision was made based on the expansion of criteria in the Marsha Lampman Volunteer Award. The QUAA respectfully acknowledges the past recipients of the Rising Star Volunteer Award and would like to thank these outstanding volunteers for their service to Queen’s and Queen’s alumni. Any questions regarding this award can be directed to the QUAA Board.

This award is presented to a new alumni volunteer (within the last two years) whose exemplary contribution and commitment sets an example for others to follow.

Award eligibility and criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen’s alumnus/alumna
  • A current and active volunteer within the Queen’s University Alumni Association, including but not limited to: the QUAA board, Branches, Reunions, and Chapters
  • Someone who has made significant progress, demonstrated innovation, or accomplished meaningful impact as a volunteer for the Queen’s University Alumni Association

2022 Recipient

Yinka Adegbusi

Yinka Adegbusi

Youth empowerment is Yinka’s passion. During her time at Queen’s, she was a founding member and served on the executives of both the Queen’s Black Academic Society and Queen’s Black History Month Committee (now known as Kingston Black History Month Committee). Since graduating in 2013, Yinka has continued these efforts. As co-founder and chair of the Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter, she facilitates connections between Black students and recent graduates and the Queen’s alumni community.