Hall of Distinction

In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of John Abbott College in 2020, a Hall of Distinction was established. Since 2016, 39 alumni, former employees and friends of the College have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to life on campus or to the greater community in a significant way. Who will complete our list of 50 inductees for our 50th anniversary Hall of Distinction gala ?

Nominees should have sufficient stature and recognition to ensure that their induction into the Hall of Distinction recognizes their contribution and brings credit to John Abbott.

Who is eligible

Alumni must have:

  • attended John Abbott for a minimum of one academic year;
  • maintained good academic standing according to the College’s policy on academic standing;
  • been away from the College for at least five years;
  • excelled in a field in some unique or sustained manner, or contributed to John Abbott in a significant manner. 

Former employees must have:

  • been away from JAC for at least five years;
  • been employed at JAC for a minimum of ten years of service;
  • made a significant impact on JAC, JAC students and student success over an extended period of time.

Friends of John Abbott College (eg. volunteer, parent, donor) may have:

  • volunteered for the College;
  • held leadership roles for College projects;
  • provided significant support to the College, thereby having an impact on JAC students and student success.


One or more may apply.


  • must have made a significant and verifiable impact within the John Abbott community and/or society;
  • must be of good character and exemplify the citizenship expected of persons representing the interests of John Abbott College;
  • who have developed a highly regarded reputation, professional achievements, or who have significant or unique service and/or career contributions.

Former Employees:

  • who have exceeded normal job expectations;
  • who have forged links with communities/groups or responded to unique requests from those communities in a way that has led to sustained benefits (or positive changes) to those communities and JAC;
  • who have contributed to the culture of JAC and had a positive impact on the student experience;
  • who have maintained high standards of professionalism.

Friends of John Abbott College:

  • must have made a significant and verifiable impact on the campus community;
  • must be of good character and exemplify the citizenship expected of persons representing the interests of John Abbott College;
  • must have made a major contribution in direct support of the objectives of the College and its students.

Nomination Process

 Please complete the on-line form below or download, print and mail this Hall of Distinction nomination form to John Abbott College Foundation, Attn: Lison Desclos, 21 275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC  H9X 3L9

To ensure that your nomination form is complete, please provide as much detail about how the nominee has distinguished him/herself, including:

  • Volunteer activities while at JAC
  • Leadership activities at JAC
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership in the community
  • Success in their career
  • Awards and citations
  • Success in other areas of life
  • Anecdotes about the nominee

Remember – the candidate may not be known to the review committee therefore, please make sure that you give sufficient detailed information.

Note: It is recommended that you NOT ask the nominee for this information, as that may create an expectation that may not be fulfilled in the immediate year.

If you have any questions please contact the Foundation Office jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca or (514) 457-6610 ext.:5284).







From left to right: Michael Soles, Patricia MacGeachy (Kirk MacGeachy), Joel Austen, Stacey Neale (Anita Neale), Bob De Jean, Doug Anakin, Wanda Bedard, Vivianne Silver and Shirley Cuillierrier.

Inductees 2019

Inductees 2018 

Inductees 2017 

Inductees 2016


2017 JAC Foundation Hall of Distinction inductee Dr Alexander Weil performs a life changing operation on a 2-year-old girl at CHU Ste-Justine.

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