Special guests at Conestoga’s Spring 2015 Convocation ceremonies next week will include two community and business leaders who will be presented with honorary degrees in recognition of their contributions to the college, community, and society at large.
Réal "Ray" Tanguay, who served as chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) until his retirement this past spring, will be presented with an honorary Conestoga degree during the morning ceremony on Wednesday, June 10. Under Tanguay’s stewardship, TMMC was recognized with 12 J.D. Power and Associates plant quality awards over 20 years, and became the first Toyota manufacturing plant outside of Japan to produce Lexus vehicles.
Ronald P. Schlegel, founder and primary funder of the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, will be presented with an honorary Conestoga degree during the morning ceremony on Thursday, June 11. As a philanthropist, innovator, community builder and advocate for healthy living, Schlegel has helped create a new vision for the future of seniors care here in Canada and around the world.
More than 4,200 new Conestoga graduates will be recognized over the seven ceremonies to be held at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener from June 8 through June 11. All ceremonies will be live-streamed and available through the Conestoga website at www.conestogac.on.ca
For more information and a full schedule of ceremonies, visit the Convocation website