Belleville, Ontario, December 17, 2020 – Loyalist College congratulated 275 students who received 320 awards worth a total value of $167,900 during its Virtual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony on December 17.
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 Pam Jolliffe, Loyalist College President and CEO Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan and The Loyalist College Foundation Chair Susan Scarborough. During the ceremony, this special appreciation video, featuring personal messages of thanks from donor recipients, was played for guests.
Additional awards will be presented to students and recent graduates in Winter 2021.
“As key members of Loyalist’s caring, close-knit family, you are embraced by a community of supporters, including members of The Loyalist College Foundation and the College’s Board of Governors. We know that Loyalist students are the future of our region, province and country, and we are so proud to be your champions and your advocates as you pursue your postsecondary education and reach your goals. Congratulations on all you have accomplished today, and throughout your program so far.” – Chair Jolliffe
“Students, I know that you have faced challenges due to the ongoing pandemic, but your work ethic and perseverance have shone through. You have adapted to this new world of remote learning to build on your strengths and gain new credentials and skills. As you continue to advance, I look forward to seeing what comes next for each and every one of you. I also want to thank our donors for their generosity, and the Directors of The Loyalist College Foundation for their commitment to the College and our students. Together, we are moving toward a brighter future.” – President Vaughan
“Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses and community organizations, many of these awards are provided through the College Foundation endowment – an investment which provides important support for Loyalist students today, and throughout the future.” – Foundation Chair Scarborough
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 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.
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