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Ontario Minister McMeekin and Hamilton Mountain MPP Aggelonitis receive new Friends of Mohawk Award

Friend of Mohawk Award

Celebrating Friends of Mohawk and Friends of Mohawk students (from left to right): Alan Griffiths, President of the Mohawk Students' Association, Karen Logan, President of the Board of Directors of the Mohawk College Association of Continuing Education Students, Hamilton Mountain MPP Sophia Aggelonitis, the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Consumer Services, and Rob MacIsaac, President of Mohawk College.

An Ontario Minister and a local Member of Provincial Parliament are the first recipients of the new Friend of Mohawk College Award.

The Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Consumer Services, and Hamilton Mountain Member of Provincial Parliament Sophia Aggelonitis were recognized for their continuing support of the students and staff at Mohawk College.   The award was announced before an audience of more than 650 student leaders, staff, retirees, alumni and college partners during the annual Mohawk President’s Breakfast.

“Whether at Queen’s Park or in our community, Minister McMeekin and Sophia are advocating on behalf of our students and championing Mohawk College,” says President Rob MacIsaac, who presented the award with Mohawk Students’ Association President Allan Griffiths and Karen Logan, President of the Mohawk College Association of Continuing Education Students. 

Earlier this year, Minister McMeekin and MPP Aggelonitis launched a Hamilton Postsecondary Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Mohawk Students’ Association, the McMaster Students Union and the Redeemer Student Centre and were tireless advocates of Mohawk’s $27 million transformation of the Mohawk STARRT Institute and the College’s $30 million Fennell Campus Renewal Project. 

“Because of Ted and Sophia’s leadership, more students will get an even higher quality education and an even greater college experience at Mohawk,” says MacIsaac.

The Friend of Mohawk Award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions of college partners.  Award recipients create new opportunities for students and further strengthen Mohawk’s role as an engine for job creation and a catalyst for invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mohawk College annually serves 10,500 full-time, 4,000 apprenticeship, and 324 international students as well as 42,000 continuing education registrants at the Fennell Campus, Mohawk Brantford, the Mohawk STARRT Institute and the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences.