AU loses one of its long-time community leaders: The Hon. Frank Appleby

The Hon. Frank Appleby and wife Dorothy Appleby on a visit to the constituency office of The Honourable Jeff Johnson, MLA for Athabasca-Redwater. Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

It is with great sadness we note the passing of the Hon. Frank Appleby, a dear friend and colleague of Athabasca University and a community leader. Born on Dec. 23, 1913, in small-town Alberta, Frank Pierpoint Appleby lived a long and esteemed life until his passing Monday at the age of 101. Mr. Appleby was widely revered for his devotion to community service—most especially … [Read more...]

University announces 2010 honorary degree recipients

Bill St Arnaud photo

The Honorary Awards Committee of Athabasca University Governing Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the Honorary Degrees to be presented at Convocation on June 10, 11 and 12, 2010. Honorary Doctor of Laws: Hon. Raymond Charles Lee On Thursday, June 10, 2010 an Honorary Doctor of Laws will be conferred on Hon. Raymond Charles Lee in recognition of his dedication to … [Read more...]