Local Farmer and Business Owner Awarded Honorary Diploma in Cornwall

M. Eleanor McGrath sits outside of her farmhouse
M. Eleanor McGrath at Springfield Farm Organics

St. Lawrence College is pleased to announce it will award M. Eleanor McGrath, Farmer, and owner of Springfield Farm Organics in Apple Hill, with an Honorary Diploma. Eleanor will address St. Lawrence College’s graduating students at the 4:30pm Convocation ceremony at Aultsville Theatre on Friday, June 3.

Named South Glengarry’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2018, Eleanor is a proud member of the local farming community, and a strong proponent of agritourism and environmental responsibility. She has strong ties with St. Lawrence College and continues to involve SLC students in several projects on her farm to help them gain valuable work experience while practicing what they have learned in the classroom and making connections within the community. Eleanor is very collaborative and often invites SLC students to be part of the team to create new projects on her farm.

"To receive this Honorary Diploma from St. Lawrence College is a true gift in acknowledging my passion for this community, farming, and the incredible opportunity that Agritourism has for many farmers to diversify and share their knowledge with growing numbers of tourists that shows off the many facets of our beautiful region from Akwesasne, Cornwall, and throughout the United Counties of SDG," Eleanor said.

"It’s a great honour to recognize Eleanor and her positive impact in our community at our Convocation ceremony,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. "With her insightful stories to share, I know she’ll be an inspiration to our new graduates."

You can read more about M. Eleanor McGrath at

Three Convocation ceremonies will be held at in Aultsville Theatre on St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus on Friday, June 3 at 10:00am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Visit SLC’s website for a complete graduating class schedule.

Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Masks are optional.



St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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