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- Leon Plett (BEng '05) travelled to Guatemala this winter with Engineering Ministries International Canada (eMi) to help design an orphanage for the community of Tactic. Leon provided structural analysis of pre-existing buildings as well as designs for the future orphanage. This was Leon's fourth trip with eMi.
- Glynn Sharpe (BEd '91) was awarded a 2015 Aboriginal Circle of Educators Researcher/Curriculum Development Award. Glynn is an associate professor at Nipissing University's Schulich School of Education where he studies bullying and the abuse of elementary-aged students. Glynn has a Master of Education from Nipissing University and a Doctor of Education from the University of Toronto. In 2007, he was shortlisted for TVO's Best Lecturer Award.
- Trevor Foshang (HBK '96) was appointed dean of the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. He began this new position in April 2015. Previously, Trevor was chair of the department of Clinical Sciences at Parker University in Dallas, where he was the director of radiology residency and the director of clinical radiology. Trevor has served as the president of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology and has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri.
- Dolores Wawia (MEd '83, BEd '85) became a member of the Order of Ontario in February 2015 for her pioneering work as an Aboriginal educator, storyteller, and role model for First Nations students. The Order of Ontario is the province's highest honour and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world.
- Jacqueline McMahon (HBFA '87) is an author whose first suspense novel, "When Love Won't Die," is available online at Amazon and has been released in paperback by Splice Publishing. Jacqueline is also the co-owner/director of the Slightly Off Broadway studio in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she teaches voice and musical theatre.
- Nancy Angus (BA '81) was honoured with a 2015 Influential Women of Northern Ontario Trailblazer Award. Nancy is the City of Thunder Bay's community program developer for older adults. She is dedicated to promoting health and well-being for seniors by organizing recreational activities and has been instrumental in raising awareness of the needs of older adults. Nancy explained that she follows the advice of her 97-year-old mother who told her, "You can either hang back and complain, or you can just get involved and celebrate your community."
- Lorraine Milton (BA '79) recently finished writing her second book, "Blessings in Disguise - The Spiritual Challenge of Living with Chronic Illness and Disabilities." Lorraine completed a Master of Arts in Theology (1995) at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and is a retired chaplain and spiritual director.
- Gregory Crook (BScF '73) passed away from cancer at the age of 65 on June 1, 2015, after a lifetime of chronic illnesses. Gregory had a varied career as a professional forester, working for the forest industry and the Canadian Forest Service. He was an editor and translator (French-English), a technical writer, and the author of forestry magazine articles. Gregory was also a lifelong practitioner of Kriya yoga. A memorial service and reception was held on June 28, 2015, in Havelock, Ontario. Donations in his memory to www.thebridgehospice.com would be appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at: www.brettfuneralchapels.com
- Joseph (Joe) Logozzo (BA '70)
Joseph (Joe) Logozzo (BA'70), one of Lakehead's greatest champions and a caring community and business leader, passed away on December 7, 2012. Joe believed in doing all he could to make Thunder Bay a better place to live and his influence has been felt by countless individuals and organizations. Until his retirement in 2001, Joe was the president of an iconic Northwestern Ontario institution – Iron Range Bus Lines – a family business started by his father Sam in 1940.
Joe was also a Lakehead economics grad and his affiliation with his alma mater turned into a lifelong one that has made the University stronger. His involvement as a donor and a volunteer ranged from serving on the Board of Governors and the Alumni Association Board of Directors to purchasing equipment for the School of Kinesiology and establishing many student scholarships. He was also a founding director of the Chair in Italian Studies initiative. Joe's achievements, inside and outside of Lakehead, were recognized in 1996 with an Alumni Honour Award.
He and his wife Candace were also supporters of the ATAC ~ Future of the North Capital Campaign and other building initiatives. In 2005, their role in the University's evolution was celebrated when they were selected as two of Lakehead's 40 Northern Lights. Joe Logozzo's kindness and commitment to both the Lakehead community and the broader community will be missed.