St. Lawrence College Announces 2023 Premier’s Awards Nominees

premier's award nominees

St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to introduce this year’s nominees for Colleges Ontario’s annual Premier’s Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to society from graduates of Ontario colleges. Winners will be announced, and awards will be presented at a gala held in Toronto on November 27, 2023.  

The Premier's Awards, hosted by Colleges Ontario, celebrate the achievements of Ontario college graduates in the province and throughout the world and recognize graduates in the following seven categories: Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, Technology. 

“Every year we’re tasked with choosing just seven incredible alumni to put forward for these awards – and it’s certainly not easy!” said Elizabeth Gorman, SLC’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “With the talent of our alumni and the breadth of their achievements, it’s an honour to be part of this recognition of the impact of Ontario college grads.” 

“Our graduates are simply amazing, and we know they go on to make a difference in the world,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “The strength of our programs is evident when looking at this incredible group of nominees and the Premier’s Awards are a chance to showcase their contributions in their fields.” 

The nominees from SLC, pictured above left to right, are:  

Natalia Hanson, Veterinary Assistant, 2010, Technology: Community Services     
Grant Courville, Microcomputer Engineering Technology, 1986: Technology 
Ucheoma Udoha, Health Care Administration, 2022: Recent Graduate  
Brenda Andress, Municipal Administration, 1991: Business 
Saifullah Sanaye, Automotive Service Technician Level I, 2, 3 (2007, 2008, 2009): Apprenticeship 
Amber Hultink, Paramedic, 2008: Health Sciences 
Tim Warnock, Graphic Design Production, 1994: Creative Arts and Design  

Read more about SLC’s nominees. 



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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