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Mohawk College receives ArcelorMittal Dofasco Community Builder Award

The United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton recognized Mohawk College's long-standing commitment to promoting community spirit with the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Community Builder Award.

Representatives from Mohawk's United Way Campaign Team accepted the award on the College's behalf at last night's 2010 United Way Campaign Touchdown & Spirit of Community Awards held at Carmen's Banquet Centre. The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Community Builder Award recognizes organizations who demonstrate outstanding enthusiasm and support for the United Way and to making a significant difference in the community.

Mohawk is a strong supporter of the United Way. Over the years members of Mohawk's senior staff have held positions on the Campaign Cabinet and the United Way Board of Directors, and every year the College hosts the largest community garage sale in support of the United Way. The College also has a dedicated United Way campaign committee that is responsible for growing the College's campaign contributions year after year. Congratulations to the 2010 United Way team that includes Co-chairs Cindy McLeod and Linda Marshall, and team members Ali Shahidi, Amy Kristen Petsche, Danielle Alana Nason, Debra Pearson, Dusty-Jo Noble, Emily Ecker, Frederick Deys, Gordana Mihajiovic, Heide Bell, James Vanderveken, Jerry Mays, Joyce Filice, Judy-Anne Sleep, Karen Lavell, Katherine McCurdy, Linda Epplet, Lindsay Anne Dyment, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lorraine Vasiliauskas, Lynne Serviss, Maria Cristina Theodorakidis, Nazila Selk-Ghafari, Samara Christina Bartels, Sara Colautti, Shauna Kaminsky, Susan Peniuk.

The United Way's 2010 community campaign raised $6,950,237. It is the second largest total in the organizations 83 year history. The success is a result of the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors in hundreds of workplaces throughout the cities of Burlington and Hamilton.