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Mohawk College shares stage with Hamilton Community Foundation to build pathways to post-secondary education

HAMILTON (May 4, 2015) –Dana Robbins, Vice President and Group Publisher with Metroland Media Group, will deliver the keynote address at Mohawk College’s inaugural Partnership Dinner with the Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF).

The Mohawk College Partnership Dinner will be held on Monday, May 25 at Liuna Station.

Robbins is the Grand Winner of the 2015 Cicero Speechwriting Awards, an international competition run by Vital Speeches of the Day. The dinner will also showcase how three organizations supported by HCF and Mohawk -Mission Services, Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club and Liberty for Youth - are serving children and youth in the community.

Mohawk’s Partnership Dinner replaces the college’s annual President’s Dinner. Each year, a different college partner will co-host the dinner with Mohawk.

“We’re sharing the stage with college partners who are committed to transforming lives and building community,” says President Ron McKerlie. “The Hamilton Community Foundation is a valued partner that plays a pivotal role in helping children and youth realize their potential and achieve their dreams.”

The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) is one of the founding partners of Mohawk’s Access Project. The project aims to help young people from priority neighbourhoods graduate from high school and go on to college, university or an apprenticeship.

“The Hamilton Community Foundation is proud to have been chosen as the inaugural partner for this dinner,” says President and CEO Terry Cooke. “It represents not just our shared focus on improving access to post-secondary education but the fact that big, complex change comes about when a community works together on a common goal.”

Proceeds from the Mohawk Partnership Dinner will fund access bursaries for Mohawk students from priority neighbourhoods and HCF outreach programs that remove barriers to education beyond high school.

The 2015 Mohawk Partnership Dinner is sponsored by McKeil Marine, Cogeco, Walters Group, L3 Wescam and The Hamilton Spectator.

For tickets, tables or sponsorships, contact Mohawk Special Events online or call 905.575.2013 .

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 22,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton. For the fifth consecutive year, Mohawk is ranked number one among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for overall student satisfaction.


For more information, contact Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893 or email to jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca