2011 Alumni Volunteer of the Year
The tenacity that made Kevin McKerrow an effective offensive guard for the Ravens football team from 1983-1986 makes him a strong alumni ambassador and champion for the Ravens football team’s revival.
The last Carleton football game was played in 1998. Kevin, president of the Old Crow Society football alumni chapter, has dedicated hundreds of hours as chair of the steering committee working on the details of football’s return in 2013, including operations, facilities and fundraising. His on-the-ground efforts have been instrumental. “I have great memories of my four years playing Carleton football, and I realize my days with the Ravens influenced my life tremendously. Today, 25 years later, my former teammates and coaches are among my closest friends. I want to provide future student-athletes the same opportunities I had going through the Carleton football program—so they too can have that enriched academic experience through varsity sports,” he says. Kevin was also an assistant coach of the team from 1989 to 1991.
Kevin, a longtime alumni volunteer was recognized as the 2011 Alumni Volunteer of the Year. He started the Old Crow Golf Tournament in 1993; joined the Old Crows as a committee member in 1994, and became chapter president in 1998. Kevin is a perennial member of the selection committee for the Frank Tindall Trophy, created by the Old Crows in 1969 for the CIS football coach of the year, and was instrumental in establishing the Joseph MacDonald scholarship awards in honour of a former Raven teammate. In 2010, he helped bring the 1985 Ravens football league championship team together for its 25th reunion, and organized an Old Crows meeting of former players to share updates on the return of football to Carleton’s campus.