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Media Release: Congratulations to Mohawk’s award-winning faculty and staff

HAMILTON (Sept. 2, 2015) Ten Mohawk College faculty, staff and teams were recognized today for putting students and learning at the heart of all they do.

The college's top awards were presented during Mohawk's Annual President's Breakfast. The recipients of the Mohawk Awards of Excellence and President's Award were nominated by the colleagues.

Eight individuals and two teams received Awards of Excellence this year. Three of those individuals and one team were also chosen to receive the President’s Award.

“Congratulations to all of the President’s Award and Mohawk Awards of Excellence recipients and to all of the nominees on their well-deserved recognition," said President Ron McKerlie. "Our award-winning faculty and staff lead by example and help make Mohawk a great place to learn and work.” .

2015 President’s Award Recipients:

2015_AwardofExcellence_KelvinLeeKelvin Lee is Mohawk’s lead Student Recruitment Officer for the Peel Region. Since taking over as lead recruiter for the Peel Region, the number of applications from this area has increased 30 percent. He is also a proud Mohawk alum, former varsity athlete and coach of the Women’s Volleyball team.
2015_AwardofExcellence_MarlaRobinsonMarla Robinson is an Industrial and Motive Power professor from Mohawk’s Stoney Creek Campus who over the last year worked closely with the Industry Education Council of Hamilton to develop and deliver an employment training program for at-risk youth. Marla also developed and delivered the second year of a contextual math dual credit course for disengaged secondary school students in Hamilton.

2015_AwardofExcellence_KarenMooreKaren Moore is Mohawk’s Chief Financial Officer. Departments look to Karen for guidance on complex financial issues. Karen and her team have met or exceeded all financial benchmarks provided by the ministry responsible for Colleges and Universities and they are often singled out for the quality of their work.

2015_AwardofExcellence_AccessTeamMohawk’s Access Team, which includes team members Rose Gilles, Samara Young, Terrilynn MacMillan, Tracey Prokipczuk and Emily Ecker, is smashing down barriers to postsecondary education in Hamilton and transforming hundreds of lives in our community. Because of these five people, Mohawk’s College-in-Motion initiative is now the leading bench-mark practice in animating and navigating postsecondary pathways for at risk youth. One that others are adopting, including the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

Mohawk Award of Excellence winners:

2015_AwardofExcellence_DebraPearsonDebra Pearson, Orientation and Special Events Coordinator, Student Engagement

2015_AwardofExcellence_ControlRoomTeamThe Control Room Team, Mechanical, Energy and Electrical Services. Team members include: Tony Scime, Rob Daniel, Steve Currie, Kevin Buttrum, Brad Jordan, Brian Fritz, Glen Wojnar, Nicola D’Aurizio, Alan McKee, Mike Flikkema and Chris Hutchinson.

2015_AwardofExcellence_KathyHicksKathy Hicks, Collaboratory Team Lead, Mohawk College Library

2015_AwardofExcellence_RobertGerritsenRobert Gerritsen, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology

2015_AwardofExcellence_MelanieGrahamMelanie Graham, Field Placement Support Officer, School of Human Services

2015_AwardofExcellence_HetalPetalHetal Patel, Student Success Information Management, Assessment for Success




For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca