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March 9, 2011 4:13 PM

Conestoga Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

Thirty-four outstanding Conestoga students received recognition for their achievements at a special reception held at the college’s Doon campus on Thursday, March 3.

Thanks to the generous support of individual, alumni and industry donors, more than $42,000 in entrance and achievement scholarships was presented to those Conestoga students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and commitment to their community.

Nigel Doran and Joe Kane of ComDev International with Conestoga President John Tibbits and award winner David Bell

The President’s Degree Entrance Scholarships are awarded to those students entering degree programs who achieved the highest average marks upon graduating from secondary school, and who have attained a GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the first semester. This year’s recipients are:

  • Liana Johnson of Kitchener and Brooke Brenneman of Stratford (Bachelor of Science - Nursing)
  • Jennifer Silva of Cambridge and Kevin Smith of Waterdown (Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology)
  • Jacquelyn Lowry of Kincardine and Jennifer Cadieux of Waterloo (Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management)
  • Kaitlyn Kindl of Kitchener and Carly Kratzer of Guelph (Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice)
  • Simon Lawton of Stratford and Bradley De Bekker of St. Thomas (Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences - Health Informatics Management)
  • Florin Dumitrache of Kitchener and John Bacon of London (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies)
  • Ian Stone of Rosseau and Jessica Weinheimer of Caledon (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Architecture: Project and Facility Management)
  • Gregory Burns of Chatham and Thomas Neudoerffer of Waterloo (Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering)

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (Ontario) Scholarship is awarded to the student in enrolled in second year of the Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture - Project and Facility Management) who has achieved the highest overall average. This year’s recipient is Erik Collings of Cambridge.

The Com Dev International Degree Entrance Scholarships are awarded to the students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering) and the Bachelor of Applied Technology (Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies) programs who achieved the highest marks upon graduating from secondary school, and who have attained a GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the first semester.. This year’s recipients are Christopher Murphy of Manotick (Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering) and David Bell of Oakville (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technologies).

Conestoga Alumni Association Degree Scholarships are presented to students who are entering a degree program after completing a diploma program at Conestoga, and who achieved the highest marks upon graduation. This year’s recipients are Rachel Phaneuf of Shelburne and Arlene Hughes of Guelph. Both students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program.

The Guelph Community Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a graduate of a Guelph area secondary school, is enrolled in second year of a degree program, and demonstrates academic excellence. This year’s recipient is Brandi Powell of Guelph (Bachelor of Science - Nursing).

The Melloul Blamey Construction Entrance Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student from the Region of Waterloo who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture: Project and Facility Management) program and who achieved the highest average marks upon graduating from secondary school. This year’s recipient is Bradley Ireland of Kitchener.

The MTE Consultants Inc. - Architecture Project Management (Co-op) Degree Program Award is presented to a student in the third of fourth year of the program who has proven to be an outstanding team player by assuming a leadership role amongst his or her peers and seeking innovative ideas and solutions to resolve problems in the school and work environment. This year’s recipient is Arslan Djumaev of Waterloo.

The Wescast Industries Inc. Academic Grant for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering) program is presented to a second-year student in the program who has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership. This year’s recipient is Robert Green of Oakville.

The International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) provides scholarships to students in the Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture - Project and Facility Management) program based on merit, academic achievement, and involvement in IFMA. As well as financial support, all scholarship recipients receive all-expenses-paid trips to the World Workplace Conference where they meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. Six Conestoga students were named as recipients of IFMA awards this year: Jessica Cushing of Kitchener, Flavia De Martino of Cambridge, Arslan Djumaev of Waterloo, Rick Krause of Kitchener, Laura Murray of Walkerton and Marissa Neves of Kitchener.

The Neil Aitchison Conestoga Students Inc. Scholarships are presented by the Board of Directors of Conestoga Students Incorporated to individuals who have been accepted into full-time, post-secondary programs at Conestoga, and who demonstrate exceptional merit in terms of leadership, commitment and support for their communities. This year’s recipients are Rebecca Walker of Waterloo, Sarah Herbert of Guelph, Samith Punchihewa of Sri Lanka and Asnake Dabala of Ethiopia. Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is one of Canada’s premier polytechnic institutes.

Recognized as leaders in applied education and research, we provide a comprehensive range of programs that prepare our graduates for success in business, industry and the community.

For media questions, contact Brenda Cassidy, Corporate Communications Manager, 519-748-5220 ext 3336 or bcassidy@conestogac.on.ca Photos available on request.

Conestoga Scholarship Reception
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