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Kate Beaton ('05)
Kate Beaton received the Contemporary Achievement Award, recognizing her outstanding achievements early in her career.

The Alumni Awards were announced during the 2015 Reunion Weekend celebrations.

In 2011, her graphic novel, Hark! A Vagrant was on the New York Times bestseller list for five months and was named one of the top 10 books of the year by Time Magazine. She has been published in The New Yorker, the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Macleans, the Guardian, and Google, among others.

Before pursuing her career as a cartoonist and illustrator, Kate received a degree in history at Mount Allison, without which, she maintains she would have gone on to pursue a different career path.

“As a scholar and entertainer, [Mount Allison is where] I figured out what my voice was,” she says.