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Mohawk College to Recognize Nine Outstanding Alumni


Annual awards dinner to be held October 25, 2018

HAMILTON, ONT (Sept. 17, 2018) - An advocate for Indigenous peoples who helped research and write Amnesty International’s Stolen Sisters report and the founder of a digital forensic company used by law enforcement agencies around the world are among the nine Mohawk College graduates to receive Alumni of Distinction awards next month.

The awards recognize the career achievements and community contributions of outstanding Mohawk alumni. Awards have been presented to 130 alumni since 1996.

Joining Order of Canada recipient and University of Windsor Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Dr. Beverly Jacobs and Magnet Forensics Founder and Chief Technology Officer Jad Saliba are:

  • Maria de Castro Santos De Tina, Occupational and Physiotherapy Assistant at Brantford General Hospital
  • Gabriela Covaci, Employment Consultant with Employment Services at Mohawk College
  • Janice Dusek, Chief Executive Officer of JD & Associates
  • Maggie Fox, Chief Marketing Officer with Boston-based Globoforce
  • Paul Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer with Hamilton-based The PasWord Group
  • Valya Roberts, Executive Director with Brantford & District Supervised Access
  • Wendy Rolfe, Senior Manager of Student Services and Special Projects with the Mohawk Students’ Association
“Congratulations to our nine newest Alumni of Distinction recipients. Congratulations on your career success and thank you for your contributions to the community. You are an inspiration to our college and to our 30,000 students.”
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

This year’s recipients will be inducted into the Alumni of Distinction on Oct. 25 at Liuna Station in downtown Hamilton.

Profiles on the 2018 Alumni of Distinction recipients are available at www.mohawkcollege.ca/alumni/alumni-of-distinction/2018

Tickets to the Alumni of Distinction Dinner are available at https://events.eply.com/2018AOD

For more information on the Alumni of Distinction Awards, contact:

Meaghan DruryAlumni Communications Coordinator905.575.1212 ext. 3719meaghan.drury@mohawkcollege.ca

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.