2005 Alumni of Distinction


Ken Babcock Sports Administration, 1985     Ken Babcock is the accomplished athletic director at Durham College and the Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech), where he oversees the marketing, promotion and operations of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre; varsity athletics programs for both schools; and summer camps for children. Babcock has given back to Durham Region by developing a program for elementary students, encouraging them to stay in school, avoid drugs and develop skills through athletics. In 2000, he was awarded the Durham Region Sportsman of the Year and three years later, voted the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Director of the Year.

Chris Bovie Journalism, 1988     Chris Bovie, is the managing editor of the Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington This Week Metroland community newspapers. An award-winning reporter when he joined Metroland in 1993, his newspapers have continuously been named among the best in Ontario and Canada during his time as managing editor. Bovie has mentored youth at the Durham Family Court Clinic in Oshawa; organized and led all aspects of the Durham Regional Spelling Bee; and co-ordinated a lecture series in conjunction with Ontario Tech to promote discussion around social issues facing Durham Region.