Forty fifth Annual Academic Awards
Monday, June 10, 2019
The Partnership in Education Award – In recognition of members of the community for outstanding contributions toward the applied education of students in the School of Health & Wellness.
Recipient: Vanessa Shier – Ontario Shores
Donor: Our thanks to the donor of this award who has chosen to remain anonymous
OPSEU Local 352 Faculty Union Award – Presented to a student or group who has demonstrated exemplary involvement in social justice, advocacy or diversity initiatives which reflect union values.
Recipient: Christina Greenough
Recipient: Christopher McShane
Donor: Our thanks to OPSEU Local 352 Academic Union
BIOTECHNOLOGY – ADVANCED PROGRAM
Biotechnology – Advanced Program Faculty Award – Presented to a graduate in recognition of their academic performance, placement performance and contribution to the program and/or college.
Recipient: Sarah Donald
Donor: Our thanks to the B.K. Mohindra Family Trust Fund
NCSL International Scholarship Award – Presented to the top students in the Biotechnology – Advanced program with the highest averages in their Forensics and Quality Assurance courses.
Recipient: Brenna Farren
Recipient: Chau Tran
Donor: Our thanks to NCSL International
Esthetician Outstanding Student Award – Presented to an outstanding graduate of the Esthetician program. It represents a student who has a strong academic standing, has demonstrated exemplary professional practice with a compassionate approach, and has displayed a high commitment to their colleagues and program.
Recipient: Morgain Miller
Esthetician Program Excellency Award – Presented to a graduate of the Esthetician program who balances school, work and home with determination. This student performs academic and practical skills to a high level of excellence.
Recipient: Jesse Griffin
Mature Student Award – Presented to a graduate of the Esthetician program returning to education who has balanced college, work and home in order to achieve exceptional academic achievement and outstanding practical skills, while demonstrating a solid commitment to the Esthetician program and profession.
Recipient: Tyla Johnston
Donor: Our thanks to L’Moor
Ste. Anne’s Spa Award – Presented to a graduate of the Esthetician program who has demonstrated a solid understanding of and passion for spa esthetics. This well-rounded student is caring and compassionate to fellow students and clients, and will be a success in the esthetics industry.
Recipient: Stephanie Hutchison
Donor: Our thanks to Ste. Anne’s Spa
The Eve Taylor Continuing Education Award – Presented to the student who believes that professional development is a lifelong commitment and has a passion for the holistic field of the esthetic industry.
Recipient: Charmaine Raymo
Donor: Our thanks to Balnea Institute
The Eve Taylor Entrepreneur Award – Presented to the student who displays a passion for the business side of the esthetic industry and has an entrepreneurial spirit with a goal of owning their own spa business.
Recipient: Cassandra Huffman
Donor: Our thanks to Balnea Institute
Urban Spa Award – Presented to a graduate of the Esthetician program who has demonstrated a high level of interest in the Practical Spa experience. This student’s skills and personality helped them make connections with clients which is the key to success in the spa industry.
Recipient: Morgann Kirk
Donor: Our thanks to Urban Spa
FITNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM
City of Kawartha Lakes Fitness & Health Promotion Award- Presented to the outstanding graduate in the Fitness & Health Promotion program.
Recipient: Jessica Sabourin
Donor: Our thanks to the City of Kawartha Lakes’ Community Services Department
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
3M Health Information Systems Award – Presented to a graduating student who ranks academically in the top 10% of their class and demonstrates a keen interest in health informatics, technology and innovation.
Recipient: Giridhar Juvva
Donor: Our thanks to 3M Health Information Systems
Graduating Student of the Year Award – Presented to a graduating student member who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and leadership at the time of being a student, and displays excellent work ethics that embody the Mission, Vision and Values of CHIMA.
Recipient: Sarah Mandarano
Jacques Bérubé Memorial Student Award – Presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated a keen professional passion working in an evolving Health Information Management environment. The recipient is an enthusiastic, actively engaged learner who has developed positive relationships with classmates and faculty.
Recipient: Dharav Pandya
Donor: Our thanks to MED2020 Health Care Software Inc.
MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM
Lackner McLennan Insurance Ltd. Student Award – Presented to a student of the Massage Therapy program who has demonstrated excellence in professional growth and development.
Recipient: Mary-Lyn Copeland
Donor: Our thanks to Lackner McLennan Insurance Ltd.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT AND PHYSIOTHERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM
Outstanding Student Award – Presented to a graduating student of the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant program for outstanding academic achievement.
Recipient: Shannon Kraszewski
First Responders Cup, CMHA HKPR Student Award of Excellence – Presented to a Mental Health Champion: a student who consistently demonstrates and encourages open dialogue about the importance of maintaining mental health wellness as a first responder.
Recipient: Julian Drago
Donor: Our thanks to Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Paramedic Program Academic Achievement Award – Presented to a graduating student of the Paramedic program for outstanding academic achievement.
Recipient: Joshua Hogan
Paramedic Program Practical Achievement Award – Presented to a graduating student of the Paramedic program for outstanding practical achievement in both the Paramedic lab and field setting.
Recipient: Christopher McShane
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER PROGRAM
Kawartha Participation Projects Award – Presented to the graduating student of the Personal Support Worker program who has displayed the most respect.
Recipient: Aleda Bailie
Donor: Our thanks to Kawartha Participation Projects
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Pharmacy Technician Program Outstanding Student Award – Presented to a Pharmacy Technician student who advocates for the pharmacy technician profession, who represents the program and college with integrity and honesty, and dedicates time to assist other students therefore positively impacting the learning environment.
Recipient: Madeleine Daley
Recipient: Meaghan Scattergood
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Award – Presented to an outstanding graduate of the Practical Nursing program.
Recipient: Maria Ryabensky
Donor: Our thanks to the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton
Carol Condon Memorial Award – Presented to a student who demonstrates compassion, client centred care, perseverance and commitment to their education.
Recipient: Athena Tefoglou
Donor: Our thanks to Ms. Gertrud Schwade-McMaster
Louise Ferren Memorial Award – Presented to a graduating Practical Nursing student who has demonstrated leadership, compassion and dedication during interactions with patients, staff and fellow students.
Recipient: Jodi Baxter
Donor Our thanks to Peterborough Regional Health Centre – CUPE Local 1943
Peterborough Regional Health Centre Professional Staff Award – Presented to an outstanding graduate of the Practical Nursing program.
Recipient: Rebecca Toms
Donor: Our thanks to the Professional Staff Association of PRHC
Practical Nursing Program Clinical Award – Presented to a graduating student of the Practical Nursing program for exceptional performance in a clinical placement.
Recipient: Samantha Jackson
RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES PROGRAM
City of Peterborough Recreation Award – Presented to the outstanding graduate of the Recreation and Leisure Services program.
Recipient: Riley Richmond
Donor: Our thanks to the City of Peterborough, Recreation Division
Keith Tufo Memorial Award – Presented to a first year student in the Recreation and Leisure Services program who has enhanced the quality of their program and has demonstrated the characteristics of compassion, reliability, and quiet leadership (as so often shown to us through Keith).
Recipient: Brittany Reed
Donor: Our thanks to Karen and their children Karley and Kyle Tufo-Coates
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAM
Kinark Outdoor Center Student Award for Family Therapeutic Recreation – Presented to a student in the Therapeutic Recreation program for their interest in learning about and supporting the value of recreation for families and their children with special needs; a family’s shared recreational experience supports their ability to repeatedly do the challenging tasks that their family is presented with.
Recipient: Hannah Pomeroy
Donor: Our thanks to Kinark Outdoor Center
School of Health & Wellness Outstanding Achievement Awards Presented to two graduates from the School of Health & Wellness for academic achievement and significant contribution to the College community.
Recipient: Alicia Alvarez (Practical Nursing)
Recipient: Dharav Pandya (Health Information Management)
The following is background information on the Memorial Awards.
Carol Condon Memorial Award
Carol was a graduate of the Practical Nursing program in 2004. Carol had dedicated her nursing career to those she had loved and lost. Within six months of graduating, she died suddenly as the result of a car accident. As a mature student, Carol possessed great determination to join the nursing profession and to ensure a secure future for her young family. She had a tremendous sense of humour that did not waiver regardless of the challenges she faced while pursuing her education. She had a generosity of spirit and was a friend to everyone she met. Her loss is felt deeply within the nursing community, by her classmates and friends, and by her family.
Keith Tufo Memorial Award
Keith Tufo was a graduate of the Recreation Leadership program. He was a gentle and compassionate man, well remembered for his steady and reliable leadership and unfailing support to others. While raising a young family, Keith pursued his educational goals and his commitment to learning and community service provides an inspiring legacy. Keith’s positive, caring influence touched students and faculty within the program, as well as a circle of family and friends that includes members of a basketball league who honour his memory.
Louise Ferren Memorial Bursary
Louise was a valued member of the RPN community at PRHC for over 35 years. Louise advocated for the profession and fought for the recognition of RPN skills within the workplace. She encouraged and promoted ongoing education and skill development and was a mentor to her peers. Louise was an executive member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1943 for over 25 years and worked tirelessly to promote the values of union participation and involvement. She demonstrated passion and commitment in her role as an RPN/Operating Room Technician and is greatly missed by her nursing peers and the members of CUPE.
Muriel Cooper Academic Award
Muriel Cooper (1925–1994) was a graphic designer who spent the bulk of her career working at MIT. In the mid-50s, she started as a designer in the Office of Publications. By the mid-60s she was the first Design Director at the MIT Press, where she rationalized their production system and designed classic books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972), along with about 500 others. In the mid-70s she founded the Visible Language Workshop in MIT’s Department of Architecture, where she taught experimental printing and hands-on production. And by the mid-80s, she was a founding member of the MIT Media Lab, designing early computer interfaces.