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Media release: Patricia Amos, Rebecca Jamieson and Ron Foxcroft to be honoured during Mohawk College's Spring Convocation ceremonies

PATRICIA AMOS, REBECCA JAMIESON AND RON FOXCROFT TO BE HONOURED DURING MOHAWK COLLEGE’S SPRING CONVOCATION CEREMONIES

HAMILTON (June 8, 2015) - Mohawk College will recognize three outstanding community leaders during this week’s Convocation ceremonies in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at the Fennell Campus.

Patricia Amos, Director of Education for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board from 2009 to 2015, a founding member of Mohawk’s Access Cabinet, founding member of the Hamilton Best Start Network and a champion for improving access to education, will also be inducted as a Distinguished Fellow on Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m.

Mohawk will induct Six Nations Polytechnic President and CEO, Order of Ontario recipient for contributions to Aboriginal post-secondary education, first Executive Director of the College Standards and Accreditation Council and past Mohawk College Board of Governor Rebecca Jamieson as a Distinguished Fellow on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Mohawk will confer an Honorary Diploma in Business Administration on Chairman and CEO of Fluke Transport and Fox 40 International Inc., entrepreneur, inventor, referee, Hamilton Citizen of the Year and Hamilton Gallery of Distinction recipient Rox Foxcroft on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

“We are proud to recognize Rebecca Jamieson, Patricia Amos and Ron Foxcroft for their distinguished careers, outstanding leadership and significant contributions to our college and the community,” says President Ron McKerlie. “We hope Rebecca, Patricia and Ron inspire our graduating students to follow in their footsteps.”

Approximately 6,000 students will graduate from Mohawk during nine Spring Convocation ceremonies. More than 110,000 students have graduated from Mohawk since the college first opened its doors in 1967.

For the fifth consecutive year, Mohawk is the number one ranked college in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for overall student satisfaction. Mohawk also finished first among GTHA college for graduate satisfaction rate and graduate employment rate, with 85.7 per cent of students working within six months of graduating from Mohawk.