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Award Presented to Former Loyalist College Learning Skills Advisor

June 25, 2008

Provincial College Committee on Disability Issues Presents Award to former Loyalist College Learning Skills Advisor

At the provincial meeting of the College Committee on Disability Issues (CCDI) and the Ontario College Counsellors (OCC) in May, Anthea Weese was presented a CCDI provincial award for her outstanding contributions to student services in the area of disabilities. Ms. Weese’s nomination was submitted by Loyalist College where she worked as a Learning Skills Advisor in the Disability Services Office and retired in 2007.

The mission of the CCDI is to promote and provide quality leadership in the development and delivery of support services to students with disabilities. The goal of the committee is to enhance educational opportunity and student success, foster the college communities’ awareness of, and support for persons with disabilities, while promoting partnership among students, program departments and support service departments.

“Throughout her association with Loyalist’s Student Office for Alternative Resources, which provides our students with disability services, Anthea exhibited great skill and determination in supporting at-risk students,” said Maureen Piercy, Loyalist College President. “Her valuable insights and support to students, faculty, staff and administrators have helped steer the direction of outreach to our learners.  Anthea also made a significant contribution to provincial services through her participation in the activities of the Learning Opportunities Task Force.”

“Many thanks to Loyalist for putting forward such a worthy recipient,” said Trina Washington, Chair of CCDI. “We are truly fortunate to have so many worthy and dedicated people working towards bettering the lives of individuals with disabilities.”

“It has been a tremendous privilege, and very fulfilling, to explore and develop enhanced supports for post-secondary students with learning disabilities,” said Anthea Weese. “This CCDI award really honours the disability services team at Loyalist. It has been a real pleasure to share this work with such a dedicated group. It has been especially moving to see what a difference the support has made to so many students. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much about the workings of the learning mind.”

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Media Contact:  Marilyn Warren, Communications, Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2332; e-mail: