Belleville, Ontario, November 15, 2019 – Loyalist College presented 246 students with 286 awards with a total value of $152,950 during its Undergraduate Awards Ceremony Luncheons on November 12, 13 and 14.
Many of the awards were provided by donors through The Loyalist College Foundation, which was established in 1995 to provide leadership in meeting the goals for long-term development and fundraising to benefit Loyalist students and programs. Other funds were donated by individuals, businesses and community organizations.
Recipients were congratulated by Board of Governors Chair Bob Forder, Loyalist College President & CEO Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan and The Loyalist College Foundation Chair Susan Scarborough.
Additional awards will be presented to students and recent graduates at an awards ceremony in the spring and during Convocation in June.
“This recognition is shared by many in your lives – your families and friends – and we all join in congratulating you. It is wonderful to see the number of awards available to our students – thanks to the support of so many donors who believe in you.” – Chair Forder
“During the past three days we’ve had the privilege of introducing Loyalist donors to recipients so that they can hear firsthand how their awards are impacting student success. It’s our caring, community-centred culture that makes Loyalist a true destination, one that inspires students to pursue their own direction, and supports them along the way.” – President Vaughan
“We know that financial assistance makes a difference to many of you as you pursue your post-secondary education – and that’s why we’re involved.” – Foundation Chair Scarborough
The following awards were presented for the first time during the Undergraduate Awards Luncheons:
- Lauren Weaver Memorial Bursary
- The Move for Inclusion: Empower Your Potential Award
- Tony Goudeseune Photojournalism Scholarship
About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2017-18 Loyalist graduates, 88.5 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist 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 LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.
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