Naval Reservist awarded Alumni Honour from Lakehead University

"Bravo Zulu" / October 16, 2015

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Bravo Zulu to Captain(Navy) Jill Marrack, who received the Alumni Honour Award from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario during the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations on October 3, 2015.

Capt(N) Marrack grew up in Thunder Bay and graduated from Lakehead in 1988 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. She says she’s ecstatic about being honoured by her alma mater: “This award means so much to me as it comes from the heart of the university community, the Alumni Association, and it is Lakehead University that prepared me to assume my professional responsibilities in an ethical and reasoned manner. Receiving this award is a career highlight for me and has been a very touching experience.”

Capt(N) Marrack joined the Naval Reserve in 1983 at HMCS Griffon in Thunder Bay. She is currently studying at Canadian Forces College in Toronto but from 2012 to 2015 served as Deputy Commander of the Naval Reserve, which is made up of 24 Naval Reserve Divisions across the country. In 2013 she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network for her leadership, vision and strategic guidance, and for the positive influence that she has on women who aspire to take on upper management roles within various organizations.