Photo: Kristine Morrissey, Cambrian College Vice-President of Finance, presents a cheque to Animation program student Véronique Chouinard for her winning essay in the Ontario Colleges Application Service Changing Tomorrow contest. Véronique described her dreams of being a professional animation for Disney.
SUDBURY – Véronique Chouinard of Sudbury has no problems describing her life goals at Mickey Mouse!
Véronique is a student in the Animation program at Cambrian College. She is among this year’s winners of a Changing Tomorrow award from the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS). She had to write an essay about her future dreams and how a college education will turn them into reality.
Véronique described her future life as a full-time animator with Disney.
I walk into the Roy E. Disney animation building where the blue Mickey Mouse Fantasia welcomes me. I walk through my building and enter my designated animation studio. I sit down in front of my lab, happy and ready to start another long yet pleasant day of creating. As I wait for my computer to open and my applications to turn on, I can’t help but think about where my journey started. My mind drifts to my first day in college, I worked a part-time job and saved to immerse myself in animation and design and dreamed of this day for years.
As a Changing Tomorrow winner, Veronique receives $1500 from OCAS toward the cost of her education.
“This money allows me to come to school and learn a bunch of fun stuff. It helps me pay my way, and eases the pressure on my mom to pay for my schooling.”
Véronique received her prize from Kristine Morrissey, Cambrian’s Vice President of Research, Finance, and International, and a member of the OCAS Audit Committee.
Cambrian College is northeastern Ontario’s largest college, with over 80 programs.
Cambrian’s main campus is in Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambrianinternational.ca
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