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St. Lawrence College recognizes Sandy Singers with Honorary Diploma

2014-06-09

Media Release
For Immediate Release

June 9, 2014

St. Lawrence College recognizes Sandy Singers with Honorary Diploma

Kingston, ON-Each year, St. Lawrence College recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals or organizations whose accomplishments are of such excellence, inspiration and leadership that they serve as an example for the students and graduates of the College with Honorary Diplomas. This year’s recipient is Sandy Singers, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Sandy will address the graduating class at the evening convocation ceremony on Thursday, June 12 at 6:00pm at Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Sandy Singers has created a legacy of giving and caring. He began his journey twenty years ago in the nonprofit sector as a Warehouse Manager at the food bank, a position he held for eight years before becoming the Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food Bank. In addition to his position as Executive Director, Sandy volunteered with the Kingston Social Planning Committee, co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty Reduction, was a member of the Meal Providers Networking Group, a board member of the Food Sharing Project and involved in many additional projects.

Sandy exemplifies and instills the pay it forward principle and works closely with St. Lawrence College’s Enactus SLC team members and Business, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, and Community Integration through Co-operative Education students. Sandy nurtures the experiences of these students by providing them with engagement opportunities. An accomplished musician, he has maintained a music career that ran parallel with his commitment to the community and people in need. His desire for a day job, in order to spend more time with his wife and two daughters, turned into a passion for working in the nonprofit sector. His passion to help people’s lives continues to impact the Kingston community.

“Sandy has provided our students with real world opportunities that enhance their student experience and allow them to build relationships in the community. His patience, kindness and innovation left a lasting impression on students, faculty and the community,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College.

Kingston convocation ceremonies take place at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Thursday, June 12 at 6:00pm and Friday, June 13 at 10:00am and 3:00pm. A live stream for each ceremony is available at www.stlawrencecollege.ca.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Kris Ward
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
kward@sl.on.ca
www.stlawrencecollege.ca
Brockville: 613-345-0660 ext. 2183
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Kingston 613-544-5400 ext. 2183
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