Six new members of the Loyalist College Board of Governors were welcomed to their first meeting on September 11 by Board Chair Margaret Werkhoven.
Drew Carlson joins the Board as the Student representative on the College Board of Governors. He is a second-year student in the Television and New Media Production Program and was a member of the Deans’ Committee representing first-year Television and New Media Production students in 2007. Drew coached youth basketball for four years while in high school, and in the summer of 2008 he volunteered at the local TV station in Grande Prairie, Alberta, as a Segment Producer and Cameraman for a music magazine show which aired weekly on a cable channel.
Pat Dockrill has been elected as the Faculty representative, and has 33 years of teaching experience at Loyalist. Currently, she teaches in the Centre for Justice Studies. Ms. Dockrill’s dedication to teaching was recognized in 2004 when she was presented with the Faculty Innovation and Excellence Award. She has current and previous board experience including Community Care for Seniors and FASTEC (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), and is on a committee of the Arthur Frederick Community Builders working to establish a burn clinic in Mexico. She graduated from Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston as a Registered Nurse, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.
Colin Hughes has 27 years of experience as a general machinist and tool room machinist with Invar Manufacturing and has extensive experience training apprentices. As a certified Health and Safety member, Mr. Hughes has co-chaired the Health and Safety Committee for 21 years, developing safety training programs, and teaching health and safety policies to employees. He was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Quinte West for 10 years where he used his experience and knowledge as a health and safety trainer when training new recruits.
Tony Orrick has been a member of the College’s IT support team for 24 years, most recently as the Senior Client Technology Analyst, and has been elected to represent the Support Staff. He has also taught Computing Programming, Hardware Repair, and IT Basics on a part-time basis. Recently, he taught IT fundamentals to first-year Practical Nursing students. Mr. Orrick is chief steward of Local OPSEU support and is a member of the College’s Business Plan Steering Committee. He is involved with several international social justice organizations which support outreach work in Mexico, and holds a private pilot’s licence.
Bruce Walker is Chair of the Community Futures Development Corporation and of Hospice North Hastings. He is Past President, Bancroft and North Hastings Rotary Club and is a past member of the Board of Directors, Bancroft District Chamber of Commerce. Formerly, he held the positions of Superintendent of Education for the Oshawa area, and Superintendent of Curriculum and Program with the Durham District Board of Education. He has also instructed classes at the Bancroft campus of Loyalist College. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Education in Administration, a Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
Stuart Wright has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications with Bell Canada, in sales and marketing, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Wright was assigned to Saudi Arabia where he interfaced with the military and security agencies regarding their voice and data communication needs. He spent two years in Malaysia where he established a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and BCI designed to sell, develop and support computer applications for the telecom industry. Mr. Wright is a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton and recently was presented with the Paul Harris Award for service. He has served as a Director on the board of the Air Force Museum of Canada and as a Trustee on its Foundation.
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