WINDSOR, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - A long-time community volunteer and a
renowned automotive analyst who also served as a UWindsor board member
are among four outstanding University and community supporters to be
honoured with the 2011 Clark Award during a dinner in their honour this
Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the CAW's Ambassador Auditorium.
Clark Awards have been presented annually since 1994 and are named in
honour of the late Charles J. Clark, O.C., Q.C., LL.D., former
Chancellor of the University of Windsor. The award recognizes
outstanding personal service of both alumni volunteers and friends of
the University who have made significant commitments in time, energy
and expertise by serving on University boards, committees or campaigns,
or have worked extensively to increase the profile and reputation of
The recipients for 2011 are:
Anna (Forsyth) Clark began her career at the Office of the Public Trustee in Toronto. Later,
in Windsor with husband Charles, she worked at the British Consulate in
Detroit during WWII, retiring at the end of the war to raise five
children. Clark was a member of the Gladys E. Campbell Chapter of the
Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire in Windsor, serving as
Regent in 1963. She is also a long-time volunteer with the Windsor
Symphony and a member of the Questers Historical Society of Windsor.
She is a strong supporter of the University of Windsor, Assumption
College and Canterbury College.
Dennis DesRosier (BA 1974) is one of North America's leading automotive industry analysts
and founded DesRosiers Automotive Consultants in 1985. He has served on
the University's Board of Governors, several committees and campaigns.
In 2009, he established the "Endowment for the Advancement of
Automotive Studies," funding it with more than $100,000 in proceeds
from one of his books. He is a longstanding and generous supporter of
the Alumni Association, providing time and sponsorships for many alumni
events, and is an active member of the Toronto chapter.
Norbert Becker (BASc 1967, PhD 1970, PEng, FEC) is the founder and president of the
Becker Engineering Group of companies, headquartered in Windsor. Dr.
Becker has worked on challenging engineering assignments across North
America, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, South America and
China. He has served the University as an adjunct professor and
researcher, and mentored and hired UWindsor students. Becker, his
family and the member companies of the Becker Engineering Group have
supported the University's Annual Giving Program since its inception in
Dave Wilson (BComm 1961, MBA, FCA) is a UWindsor Faculty of Business professor
emeritus, led the development of the Special BComm program and founded
the Honorary Accounting Society. He served almost 10 years on the
University's Senate and the Alumni Board of Directors and the Board of
Windsor Western Hospital, five as its chair. After three years on the
governing council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
he became its chief executive. Upon retiring as the institute's
president and CEO, Wilson moved to Dublin where he served as a public
representative on the Irish Ministry of Education and Science audit
committee. He is currently Chair of the Irish Canadian Society. He has
initiated three UWindsor endowments, two for nursing scholarships and
one for an award for alumni who excel in qualifying as CAs.
Please note: JPEG photos of recipients are available on request.
SOURCE University of Windsor
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