Alumni honoured with Community Impact Awards

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Two exceptional alumni were honoured Thursday with McMaster’s Alumni Hamilton Community Impact Awards.


Two exceptional alumni were honoured Thursday with McMaster’s Alumni Hamilton Community Impact Awards.

Gary Beveridge and Jeanette Eby, both two-time graduates of the University, were celebrated at a special luncheon held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Beveridge earned his bachelor of commerce and his MBA at the DeGroote School of Business. He is currently partner at KPMG’s Hamilton office.

Beveridge’s list of volunteer commitments is extensive, and includes sitting on the boards of the Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford YMCA and the Good Shepherd.

He spends time mentoring current business students, and serves on McMaster’s Business Advisory Council. He also serves as a member of the resource team for the student-run Focus Consulting Group.

Beveridge previously served as chairman of the Mohawk College Foundation and as chair of the college’s Board of Governors.

Eby graduated from the Arts & Science Program in 2009 as valedictorian, and just completed her master’s degree in human geography.

She is currently co-president of the Beasley Neighbourhood Association and has worked tirelessly to help coordinate the effort to put together a community charter for the neighbourhood.

Eby was pivotal in designing and implementing the McMaster Discovery Program, a free, non-credit university course for adults in Hamilton who have experienced barriers to learning.

The McMaster Alumni Hamilton Community Impact Awards recognizes outstanding contributions by McMaster graduates to the Hamilton community within the past three years.