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Congratulations Emily Ecker


Mohawk employee receives 2017 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Award

Congratulations to Emily Ecker on receiving the 2017 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Award in the Education and Mentorship category.

Emily is Mohawk’s Manager of Community Access and Engagement at Mohawk College. Throughout her distinguished career, Emily has led innovative projects including the School College Work Initiative, the Community Integration through

Cooperative Education (CICE) program, and City School by Mohawk. Emily is a champion for making education accessible to all and her efforts within the college and out in the community have opened a world of opportunities for Hamiltonians.

“Emily’s recognition by the YWCA of Hamilton is well-deserved. We are proud of Emily’s outstanding work in strengthening the connections between our college and the communities we serve.”
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

Congratulations also to Mohawk part-time faculty member Dr. Maja Jovanovic and Gabriela Covaci with Mohawk Employment Services on their nominations.

There were a record 72 nominations for the 41st annual Women of Distinction Awards. YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community. The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women. YWCAs across Canada join in the celebration each year, honouring the remarkable achievements of women.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.