Palmerston North Polytech UCOL will give special awards to four high-achieving alumni at its graduation in March.
Businesswoman Linda Jenkinson, Babco owner Alice Hocquard and IT company Nodero managing director Mark Easton will receive alumni achievement awards. Personal trainer Arios Toa will receive the kaiarataki alumni leader award.
This is the second year UCOL will present the awards at its graduation. They recognise the achievements alumni have made to their field, community or country.
Jenkinson is one of New Zealand's most successful entrepreneurs and was the first New Zealand woman to list a company on the Nasdaq stock exchange in the United States.