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January 4, 2008 3:35 PM

Conestoga Awards Scholarships to Degree Program Students

Twenty-one students in degree programs at Conestoga College are the recipients of more than $25,000 in entrance and academic achievement scholarships provided by a number of College and community donors.

Conestoga’s degree programs are four years in length. They are built upon an academic base that combines specific technical studies in the degree field, plus appropriate business and business management skills, and liberal studies courses. They are also built on an experiential base that combines theoretical studies with extensive project-based work and periods of co-op education employment.

Conestoga’s degree programs are in the areas of architectural management, advanced manufacturing technologies, teletronics (advanced computer and telecommunication technologies), health informatics management and international business management. Conestoga is also a full partner in a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with McMaster University.

Most of these scholarships have gone to students who have completed the first semester of their first year at Conestoga, but several went to “bridging” students, who have already completed a college diploma or university degree and have gained entry into the first semester of the third year of these four-year baccalaureate programs.

The roster of entrance scholarship winners is as follows.

The COM DEV International Entrance Scholarships
Two students in their first year at Conestoga have earned scholarships: Timothy Brenner of Waterloo ($1,000 in the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program) and Marco Nogueira of Kitchener ($1,500 in Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies).

The Manulife Health Informatics Management Scholarship
The $1,500 award has gone to Kristen Taylor of Kitchener, who is a first-year Health Informatics Management student.

The Manulife Nursing Scholarship
Meghan Lanigan of Ayr, a first-year student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is the winner of this $1,500 award.

The Melloul Blamey Construction Scholarship
Sebastian Urban of Guelph is the winner of this $1,000 award, which goes to a bridging student who enters the third year of the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program with advanced standing. He is a 2006 graduate of Conestoga’s Construction Engineering Technology - Architecture diploma program.

The Guelph Community Foundation Scholarship
Matthew Grime of Guelph has won this $1,000 scholarship, which goes to a second-year student who is also a graduate of a Guelph secondary school (in this case, Our Lady of Lourdes). Grime is in the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program.

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (Ontario) Scholarship
Diane Ehgoetz of Sebringville is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program and has won this $500 award, which goes to a second-year degree program student.

The MTE Consultants Scholarship
Jon Douglas of St. Pauls Station is winner of this $500 award, which goes to a student in the third or fourth year of degree studies. Douglas is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

The President’s Degree Entrance Scholarships
Sponsored by Conestoga College, there are two of these scholarships for each degree program -- a $1,500 first-place scholarship and a $1,000 second-place scholarship.
In the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program, Anita Verberk of Forest received the $1,500 award and Dan Stiplosek of Kitchener the $1,000 award.
In the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program, Julie-Anne Lloyd of Cambridge received the $1,500 award and Hussein Ebrahim of North York the $1,000 award.
In the Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies program, Steven Alison of Cambridge received the $1,500 award and Rahim Keshwani of Kitchener the $1,000 award.
In the Health Informatics Management program, Julie Ann Remmert of Kitchener received the $1,500 award and Laura Harcourt of Brantford the $1,000 award.
In the International Business Management program, Benjamin Woll of Breslau received the $1,500 award and Samantha Gibeault of Kingston the $1,000 award.
In the Nursing program, Angela Penner of Waterloo received the $1,500 award and Jessica Nagy of Vanessa the $1,000 award.

The Conestoga College Alumni Association Scholarships
These scholarships are sponsored by the Alumni Association and go to outstanding alumni of the College who have chosen to go on to baccalaureate studies at Conestoga as bridging students who enter the third year of a degree program. Winners of these $1,000 awards are Jessica Bailey of Kitchener and Sebastian Urban of Guelph. Bailey graduated in 2007 from Conestoga’s \ program and then entered the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program. Urban, a 2006 graduate of Conestoga’s Construction Engineering Technology - Architecture program, is now in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

CONTACT: Jal Wadia, 519-748-5220, ext. 2240, jwadia@conestogac.on.ca

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