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Newest Alumni of Distinction Recipients

HAMILTON (Sept. 23, 2016) – Successful entrepreneurs, business and community leaders and a veteran broadcaster are among the eight Mohawk College graduates who will be receiving Alumni of Distinction Awards next month. The annual awards recognize the career achievements and community contributions of successful college alumni.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Bruce Pearson, retired President and co-founder of Pearson-Dunn Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (Business Administration, 1971). Click here for full bio.

Steve Lennon, Protection Specialist and Constable with the Dignitary Protection and Investigations Section of the Ontario Provincial Police (Law & Security – Private Security, 1995). Click here for full bio.

Annette Hamm, News Anchor at CHCH (Broadcast Journalism, 1986). Click here for full bio.

Rachel Devine, Owner, Aesthetics by Rachel and founder of R Devine Skin Care (General Arts & Science and Aesthetics/Nail Technician/Applied Cosmetics, 2002 and 2003). Click here for full bio.

Justin Fyfe, Software Architect at Mohawk College (Computer Science Technology – Software Engineer, 2007). Click here for full bio.

Sue Vattay, Professor, Faculty of Human Services at Mohawk College (Recreation Leadership, 1982) Click here for full bio.

Bill Chisholm, President and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co. Limited (Chemical Engineering Technology, 1980). Click here for full bio.

Gary Crowell, retired Chief of Police, Halton Regional Police Services (Community Planning and Development, 1970) Click here for full bio.

“We’re proud to recognize the achievements of these outstanding alumni,” says Mohawk President Ron McKerlie. “These graduates are leaders, community builders and role models to our students. They show what can be achieved with a Mohawk College education.”The eight recipients will be honoured with a dinner on October 27, at Liuna Station in Hamilton. Tickets are available online.

Wendy Makey
Director, Alumni Relations

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About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.