March 30, 2022

Belleville, Ontario, March 30, 2022 – Last week, Loyalist College was proud to recognize 222 students during its virtual Spring Awards Ceremony. Made possible through the support of 37 donors, including 56 endowed funds, a total of $206,475 was awarded. This brings the total value of awards presented by the Awards Office during this academic year to more than $409,755. 

“Congratulations to our award recipients on your achievements,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan. “Despite the ongoing challenges you have experienced in the face of a global pandemic, you have shown remarkable commitment and resilience. I also want to thank our generous donors and the Directors of The Loyalist College Foundation for your support, which allows our students to flourish, to think big, and to graduate as the leaders and innovators our workforce needs.”

During the ceremony, a special appreciation video featuring personal messages of thanks from award recipients, was played for guests.

“On behalf of the Loyalist College Board of Governors, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to the community of supporters, including faculty, staff, donors and The Foundation Board members, who make this event possible,” said Pam Jolliffe, Chair of the Loyalist College Board of Governors. “To the award recipients—congratulations. We can’t wait to see what your future holds.”

Many of the awards were provided by donors through The Loyalist College Foundation, which was established in 1995 to provide leadership in meeting the College’s goals for long-term development and fundraising. Other funds were donated by individuals, businesses and community organizations.

“The Loyalist College Foundation is proud to champion Loyalist College students as they pursue their education and achieve their goals,” said Brian Smith, Chair of The Loyalist College Foundation. “On behalf of The Loyalist College Foundation, our heartfelt congratulations to all award recipients.”

About Loyalist College

Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $396.3 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2021 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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