14:40 PM

Indigenous Student Awards


Congratulations to this year's award-winning students

Aboriginal Education & Student Services celebrated our 8th Indigenous Student Awards & Recognition Dinner and 50th Anniversary of Colleges year on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Mohawk College staff, family, friends and community members were present to cheer on students who received an Indigenous Student Award. The evening opened with some words from our Elder Bertha Skye, an Honour Song and traditional dancing by the Spirit Vision Drummers & Dancers and words of welcome from our Interim Dean of Students Lynda Morgan Murdoch.

Before the main event, Alumnus and previous AESS team member Lacey Hill provided an inspirational and encouraging keynote to the students and shared music from her newly released CD, M (528 Volume II).

The following students were recognized as Indigenous Student Award recipients during our awards night:

School Spirit Award

Jerrilyn King

Keeper of the Fire Award

Behdahbuhn Logan

Keeper of the Fire Award

Ronnie Hill

Sara Smith Award

Shyann Jenkins

Community Involvement Award

Amy Thomson

Perseverance Award

Natasha Findlay-Clairmont

Academic Proficiency Award

Masyn Fox

Amber Skye Memorial Award

Linda Bird

Keepers of the Four Directions - East

Farzon Sahami

Keepers of the Four Directions - North

Stephen Cruickshank

Keepers of the Four Directions - West

Elizabeth Ford

Keepers of the Four Directions - South

Marlene Martin

Inspiring Youth Award

Crystal Meeches

“Vision Like a Hawk” Award

Riley Monture

We also recognized a number of hardworking PSET recipients and our Student Employees in AESS for their dedication to the centre and fellow students.

Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to all who support our students on their path!

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.