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College celebrates students and staff


The Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College celebrated both its students and staff during a recognition day last week (Wednesday, October 27, 2010). This year’s Student Recognition event was held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Centre and included a dinner followed by award presentations.

Every year, students are recognized for their academic excellence, community involvement, contributions to the quality of college life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. A total of 35 awards were presented to 50 students in recognition of their success. The bursaries donated by companies, organizations and individual donors help students who suffer from the high cost of education and provide an incentive to those who put in the extra effort to go beyond normal expectations.

An example of how community gifts just keep on giving is the Cornwall Levi Strauss Access Bursary which, after all these years, is providing ten first-year students with bursaries. "It is always rewarding to see how much the students appreciate both the bursaries and the recognition at these events," said Chris Whitaker, St. Lawrence College President and CEO. "It is truly one of the highlights of the year for the College."

Staff awards were also given out on the same day at the Cornwall campus. Ten Cornwall staff celebrated a total of 80 years of service. "Our staff makes a difference in many of our student’s lives", explained Whitaker. Their years of experience and their knowledge are crucial to the quality of our instruction and services. We are grateful for their devotion to the work they do for our students."

Similar recognition events will be taking place in Brockville and Kingston in the next two weeks.

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Reina Ruest, St. Lawrence College
Marketing and Residence Services
Tel: (613) 933-6080, ext. 2106, Cornwall Campus
Fax: (613) 937-1513