On April 16, the University of Toronto ushered 211 graduating students into a community of achievement and service at this year’s Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards presentation. Nearly 600 attendees gathered in Convocation Hall to recognize the students’ outstanding co-curricular contributions to U of T.
2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards, established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement in order to recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. In naming the awards after Gordon Cressy , former vice-president of development and university relations, the UTAA recognized his commitment to higher education and his leadership in fundraising and community service. The qualities of leadership and dedication demonstrated by Mr. Cressy during his six years with the university are also embodied in the efforts of students chosen to receive this award – students who are committed to “making a difference.”
The nominations period for the 2014 Cressy Awards is now closed. Thank you to all those who participated.