On March 23, the Conestoga community recognized college employees who retired in 2019 and 2020 at a virtual celebration. Together, the 96 honourees contributed more than 600 years of service to the college.
"Thank you for your commitment to students," said Conestoga President John Tibbits during the event. "Your contributions have helped make a difference in the community."
Among the honourees were employees that spent entire careers at Conestoga with over 30 years of service, including Sharon Clarke, who retired in 2019 after 42 years at the college. Others joined the community after completing successful careers elsewhere. Together, their contributions have helped shape Conestoga into one of Canada's leading institutes for polytechnic education.
"Today, we celebrate everything you have brought to the college to help us meet our goals and provide exceptional student experience," said Barbara Kelly, vice-president, Academic, Student Affairs, Human Resources and Research. "We would not be the exceptional college that we are without your commitment. Thank you for being a part of our Conestoga community."
The dedication and commitment of Conestoga employees make a tremendous difference in students' lives and futures and contribute directly to the well-being and prosperity of the communities the college serves. More than 150,000 Conestoga graduates work in virtually every sector, making communities better places to live and work, and the college plays a key role in economic development and prosperity by helping businesses grow and remain competitive through applied research, workforce training and development.