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January 26, 2009 4:10 PM

Conestoga Awards Scholarships to Degree Program Students

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Nineteen students in degree programs at Conestoga College are the recipients of more than $21,000 in entrance and academic achievement scholarships provided by a number of College and community donors. Presentation of all these honours took place on January 22.

Conestoga's four-year degree programs 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 schools indicated in parentheses are the secondary schools of graduation.

The COM DEV International Entrance Scholarships

Two students in their first year at Conestoga have earned scholarships: Ian Hillier (Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener) received $1,000 in the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program and Robyn Lobb (St. Michael Catholic Secondary School, Stratford) won $1,000 in Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies.

The Manulife Health Informatics Management Scholarship

The $1,000 award has gone to Huyen Van Nguyen (Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Kitchener), who is a first-year Health Informatics Management student.

The Manulife Nursing Scholarship

Ainsley Weishar (F.E. Madill Secondary School, Wingham), a first-year student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is the winner of this $1,000 award.

The Melloul Blamey Construction Scholarship

Konrad Piotrowski (St. Marys High School, Kitchener) 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.

The Guelph Community Foundation Scholarship

Alonso Pena (Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School, Guelph) has won this $1,000 scholarship, which goes to a second-year student who is also a graduate of a Guelph secondary school. Pena is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (Ontario) Scholarship

Daniel Stiplosek (St. Marys High School, Kitchener) 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

Ryan Meier (St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo) is winner of this $500 award, which goes to a student in the third or fourth year of degree studies. Meier is in the Architecture - Project and Facility Management program.

The Presidents 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, Jessica Steckly (St. Marys High School, Kitchener) received the $1,500 award and Daniel Piotrowski (Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge) the $1,000 award.

In the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program, Ian Hillier (Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener) received the $1,500 award and Isaac Peel (F.E. Madill Secondary School, Wingham) the $1,000 award.

In the Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies program, Christian Mitchell (Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, Cambridge) received the $1,500 award and Graeme Harvey (Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener) the $1,000 award.

In the International Business Management program, Philip Drews (Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School, Baden) received the $1,500 award and Jeremy Legg (East Elgin Secondary School, Aylmer) the $1,000 award.

In the Nursing program, Kristen Orr (St. Louis Adult Learning Centre, Kitchener) received the $1,500 award and Nobesuthu Ndlovu (St. Louis Adult Learning Centre, Kitchener) 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 Alexandra Monid (Glenview Park Secondary School, Cambridge) and Sean Phillips (Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Kitchener). Monid graduated in 2008 from Conestoga's General Business program and then entered the International Business Management program. Phillips, a 2004 graduate of Conestoga's Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis program, is now in the Integrated Advanced Manufacturing Technologies program.

Contact: Bob Carley, 519-748-5220, ext. 2217, bcarley@conestogac.on.ca

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