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Mohawk College to recognize 10 outstanding alumni with 2023 Alumni of Distinction Awards

Entrepreneurs, Community leaders, a news anchor, chef and professor being honoured

Ten outstanding Mohawk College graduates have been announced as the recipients of the 2023 Alumni of Distinction Awards. The recipients will be honoured at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Since 1996, the Alumni of Distinction Awards have proudly recognized outstanding Mohawk graduates for their career achievements and contributions to the community. All of the nominees are individuals who set the standard of excellence for which Mohawk College is recognized and they are a source of inspiration for future generations.

The 2023 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients include:

Brian Hogben ’01 – Owner and Principal Broker, Mission35 Mortgages

Scott Eccles ’06 - Owner, Eccles Auto Service

Melanie Wong ’12 - Founder, Olive + Splash Bamboo Apparel

Clare Freeman ’95 - Executive Director, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Reta Ismail ’06 - News Anchor, CTV News London

Tawnya Brant ’15 - Chef & Owner, Yawékon by Chef Tawnya Brant

Phyllis Fehr ’91 - Dementia Advocate and Speaker

Crystal Winchester ’05 - Professor, Mohawk College, Indigenous Liaison Officer, Correctional Service Canada

Janet Greener ’22 - Founder, CEO & Principal, Beechwood Brainery Inc.

Cheyanne Hammell ’07 - Manager, Special Projects, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Check the college’s website for more information about the Alumni of Distinction Awards, including past recipients and more information on this year’s Alumni of Distinction recipients: www.mohawkcollege.ca/aod