Announcing 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
It is our pleasure to announce that Ms. Pam Heard ’73 has been selected as the recipient of the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award – the highest honour the School bestows upon its alumni.
This award was established in 2003 to recognize eminent alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School. Each year it showcases an alumnus who has stimulated new ideas or developments at STS, shown exceptional dedication, creativity or leadership, and who has truly represented the spirit of STS – Nil Nisi Optimum.
Pam attended Tweedsmuir: An Academic School for Girls from 1967 – 1971, while living at Strathcona School for Boys, and graduated from STS in 1973, receiving the Governor General’s Award. Continuing the family tradition, her two daughters Pippa ’05 and Katie ’07 attended STS, the first of a handful of three generation families to attend the School.
Pam has demonstrated her commitment and contribution to her alma mater since graduation, serving as the Class of 1973 Representative to keep her peers engaged with each other and with the School. Her leadership increased over the last decade as Pam served on the STS Board of Governors from 2012 to 2014 coinciding with her term as the President of the Alumni Association. In addition, she served as the Alumni Annual Events Committee Chair from 2009 to 2012, and as a member of the Pre-Campaign Steering Committee from 2011 - 2014. In all of these capacities Pam has modeled the School’s motto “Nil Nisi Optimum,” and has contributed “nothing but her best” to the growth of STS through her leadership, generosity, time, and energy.
Professionally, Pam has established a solid reputation as a leader in Calgary’s corporate community and is currently the Executive Director of the Prostate Cancer Centre. She is a tireless volunteer in Calgary’s non-profit sector and continually demonstrates her dedication to the School and its community, as well as its successful future.
Pam has shown a level of dedication to the School that is hard to duplicate, and we are proud to have her as a member of our alumni family. We invite you to join us as we celebrate Pam Heard ’73 as our 2018 Distinguished Alumna at the 11th Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Gasoline Alley in Heritage Park.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.sts.ab.ca/AlumniDinner2018. Don’t miss out on this signature event and the opportunity to connect with your STS family. We look forward to seeing you there.