Northern College Seeks Community Involvement for 2012 Premier’s Awards

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TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is seeking community involvement in preparing nominations for the 2012 Premier’s Awards for Outstanding College Graduates. The Premier’s Awards are an annual provincial awards program created by the government to acknowledge the success of Ontario’s college graduates.

“Northern College encourages the community to become a part of the process of recognizing remarkable Northern College Alumni who have made substantial advancement in their profession and philanthropic involvement,” says Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “These prestigious awards truly celebrate the accomplishments of Ontario’s college graduates and signify the social and economic contributions our graduates make to our community, the province, and globally.”

Nominations are submitted from each of Ontario’s 24 colleges in six categories: Business, Creative Arts and Design, Community Services, Health Sciences, Technology and Recent Graduate.

If you know of an extraordinary Northern College alumni who has demonstrated noteworthy career success related to their experience at Northern College and/or has made a significant contribution to their community, please share their story with us by contacting Crystal Bresson, Manager of Marketing and Communications at or 705.235.3211.ext.2253 by Monday, May 7th, 2012.

Premier’s Awards winners will be announced at a gala awards evening on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in Toronto. Each award winner is presented with a bronze medal, a framed certificate signed by the Premier of Ontario, and a $5,000 bursary directed to their alma mater.
Administered by Colleges Ontario, the Premier’s Awards for Outstanding College Graduates were launched in 1992 to mark the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s colleges.

Past Northern College recipients include Donald C. MacKinnon and Donald Jan Dekker, who both received the Premier’s Award for Technology. Previous Northern College nominees include Nancy Allick, Robert Stanley Lipic, Carol Halt, and Jacques Roy.

Media Contact:

Crystal Bresson
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Northern College