St. Lawrence College Announces Nominees for Premier’s Awards for 2022

A collage of SLC nominees for the 2022 Premier's Awards from Colleges Ontario

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 28, 2022.

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.

“It’s not an easy task to choose just seven of our alumni to nominate for these awards,” said Elizabeth Gorman, SLC’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “Every year, it’s amazing to see the unique paths our alumni take after graduating from SLC. We are so proud of this year’s nominees and their diverse achievements.”

“We know so many of our graduates go on to make a difference in the world, and the Premier’s Awards are a chance to showcase their contributions in their fields,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “It's never been a better time to be a college student, and and the strength of our programs is evident when looking at this incredible group of nominees.”

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

  • Justin Tse – Chef and Owner at Justin Tse Private Dining and Events, Cook Advanced- Apprenticeship, 2010, Culinary Management, 2010
  • Luc Chénier – Chief Executive Officer, Kyiv Post Media; Founder and CEO, Plan C, Graphic Design, 1994
  • Randy Thompson – Vice President, Business Development, LivingWorks, Behavioural Science Technician, 1987
  • Greg Carruthers – Artistic Producer/Founder, EveryBODY on Stage; Choreographer, The Grand Theatre, London Ontario, Music Theatre Performance, 2011
  • Ginette Ferguson – Vice President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive, Hawkesbury & District General Hospital, Nursing, 1990
  • Brian Shelley – Operations Manager, Co-Owner, The Lure Lab Co-Owner, General Brock’s, Commissary/K-Town Cups, Mechanical Technician, 2021
  • Rosanna Baggs – Senior Project Manager, Morrison Hershfield; President, The Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Civil Engineering Technology, 2011, Business Administration – Human Resources, 2006

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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