Neil Holmes

Neil and Beverly Holmes

Dr. Neil D. Holmes was the first chairman of the board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge. When he passed away in 1989, his wife Mrs. Bev Holmes, wished to establish this award in his honour.

Photo was taken in 1977 when the University held a Homecoming celebration in honour of its 10th Anniversary. President Sam Smith, flanked by ‘bodyguards’ Owen Holmes and Neil Holmes re-enacted a 1968 City Hall scene when Smith, Holmes and Russ Leskiw stormed a city council meeting to present their arguments regarding the U of L’s site selection.