Northern College Seeks Community Involvement for 2014 Premier’s Awards

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TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is looking for exceptional alumni to nominate for the 2014 Premier’s Awards for Outstanding College Graduates, and is reaching out to its campus communities for input. Each year, the awards acknowledge the social and economic contributions that college graduates make to the province and throughout the world.

The college is striving to nominate an alumnus or alumna in each of the following categories: Business, Creative Arts and Design, Community Services, Health Sciences, Technology and Recent Graduate.

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. The awards recognize college graduates who have achieved noteworthy professional success and have made a significant positive impact on their community through their work.

“Successful alumni are a reflection of a successful college,” said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “We are very proud of our graduates and recognize that they are an essential component of our thriving communities. The Premier’s Awards are an opportunity for us to recognize some of our best and brightest, and celebrate their contributions to society.”

If you are looking to share the story of a Northern College alumni who has made a difference in their industry, achieved exceptional professional success and has made their community a better place to live, please contact Crystal Bresson, Manager of Marketing, Communications and Alumni at Northern College by email at or by telephone at 705.235.3211ext.2253 by Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Premier’s Awards winners will be announced at a gala awards evening on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Each award winner will be presented with a bronze medal, a framed certificate signed by the Premier of Ontario, and a $5,000 bursary directed to their alma mater.

Past Northern College Premier’s Awards recipients include Donald C. MacKinnon and Donald Jan Dekker, who both received the Premier’s Award for Technology. Last year’s Northern College nominees included Shawn Joseph Batise, Executive Director of Wabun Tribal Council, Jennifer Breton, Executive Director of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba, and Paul Andre Huet, President, CEO and Director of Klondex Mines.


Media Contact:

Crystal Bresson
Manager, Marketing, Communications and Alumni
Northern College
705.235.3211 ext.2253