Forty outstanding Conestoga students received recognition for their achievements at a special reception held at Conestoga’s Doon campus on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Thanks to the generous support of individual, alumni and industry donors, more than $64,500 in entrance and achievement scholarships was presented to those Conestoga students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and commitment to their community. A new addition to the 2012 reception was the presentation of two Co-op Student of the Year awards.
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:
- Matthieu Payette of Kitchener and Audrey Zekveld of Chesley (Bachelor of Science - Nursing)
- Trevor Costa of Fergus and Tafadzwa Takaendesa of Waterloo (Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology)
- Denise Brown of St Clements and Alexandria Evans of Guelph (Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management)
- Chandal Cunningham of Goderich and Kelsey Young of Kincardine (Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice)
- Erika Smith of Cambridge and Tanja Stojanovic of Kitchener (Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences - Health Informatics Management)
- Alan Cranbury of Guelph and Nicholas Oudyk of Waterloo (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies)
- Alysha Sachs of Dobbinton and Patrick Van Boxmeer of Ilderton (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Architecture: Project and Facility Management)
- Kyle Figueiredo of Cambridge and Jake Nantais of Waterloo (Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering)
- Ashley Barker of Mar and Ashley Heath of Peterborough (Bachelor of Interior Design)
- Holly Featherstone of Kitchener and Karlee Slattery of Tillsonburg (Bachelor of Public Relations)
The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (Ontario) Scholarship is awarded to the student 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 Jessica Weinheimer of Caledon.
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 Chelsea Alvarez of Waterloo (Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering) and Mark Mahony of Kitchener (Bachelor of Applied Technology - Integrated Telecommunication and Computer Technologies).
The Guelph Community Foundation Degree 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 Darren Rennie of Harriston (Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology).
The Irwin Industrial Mechanical Systems Engineering Award recognizes a student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Systems Engineering) program who demonstrates dedication to their studies and teamwork, leadership, and invaluable technical contribution in the execution of the MSE Year 3 Project. This year’s recipient is Jonathan Molyneaux of Guelph.
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 Kristofer Konig of Elmira.
The MTE Consultants Inc. - Architecture Project Management (Co-op) Degree Program Award is presented to a student in the third or 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 Meagan Morrissey 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 Gregory Burns of Chatham.
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. This year, seven Conestoga students were named as recipients of IFMA awards: Flavia De Martino of Cambridge, Jillian Harvey of Beachville, Alita Jones of Flamborough, Sean McBride of Newmarket, Meagan Morrissey of Waterloo, Yumna Nasir of Waterloo, and Ryan Van Kooten of Ingersoll.
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 Selena Gaus of Kitchener, Hailey Hartwick of Elmira, Valerie Jansen of Cambridge and Ben Pavey of Cambridge.
The Conestoga Co-op Student of the Year Awards recognize excellence in job and academic performance, as well as contributions to co-operative education and the broader community. Students are nominated by their employer and are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of representatives from employers, Conestoga, and the previous year’s award recipients. This year’s Conestoga Co-op Students of the Year are Matthew Chominiec of Cambridge and Breanna Finnamore of Barrie.
Conestoga provides a comprehensive range of programs that prepare our graduates for success in business, industry and the community including more than 120 full-time diploma programs, 26 apprenticeship programs, 9 four-year bachelor degree programs as well as 2 collaborative degrees, 23 graduate certificate programs and more than 130 part-time programs.
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