Posted on Aug 24, 2019

Ron McCullough

On behalf of the University of Alberta Alumni Association, we wanted to pass along information about the Alumni Awards, September 19 at which  Ronald Grant McCullough will be recognized with an Alumni Service Award for extraordinary volunteer service to the University of Alberta.
University of Alberta honours Ronald Grant McCullough
Community invited to celebrate at 25th annual Alumni Awards ceremony
The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that Ronald Grant McCullough, ’54 BSc(Ag) will receive an Alumni Service Award for extraordinary volunteer service to the University of Alberta. UAlberta President David H. Turpin will present Ron and 31 other alumni with their awards on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton.
The Alumni Service Award recognizes extraordinary volunteer contributions to the University of Alberta.
Ronald Grant McCullough, ’54 BSc(Ag)
Ron McCullough’s love of agriculture is matched by his passion for his faculty. Since graduating 65 years ago, McCullough has helped the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences develop partnerships with industry and other post-secondary institutions. He suggested a “Centennial Club” to mark the faculty’s 100th anniversary, inspiring 100 donors to each give $100,000 to ALES. McCullough and his wife, Brenda, have sponsored the Lilian McCullough Chair in Breast Cancer Surgery. His career has bridged cattle ranching and public service, serving as Red Deer alderman, Alberta assistant commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission and director general of the federal Department of Regional Economic Expansion. McCullough still nurtures the bonds of his beloved Class of ’54, publishing his “Saggie Aggies” newsletter and being a homecoming class booster since 1990. 
All community members are invited to celebrate Ron McCullough’s contributions at the 25th annual Alumni Awards ceremony:
Date:               Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Location:        Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave), Edmonton, Alberta
Time:              7 p.m. ceremony with dessert reception to follow
Cost:               Free, register for tickets at
Dress:             Business attire
For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 780-492-3224, toll free 1-800-661-2593 or