Cambrian College Alumni Among Nominees for 2018 Premier’s Awards

Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2018

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Shawn Poland, Associate Vice-President College Advancement, Cambrian College; Ron Sarazin, Chair, Board of Directors, Cambrian College; Alison De Luisa, Associate Vice-President, Student and Employee Development, Cambrian College; C.B. Forrest, Alumni, Cambrian College; Gianni Grossi, Alumni, Cambrian College; Julia Fedec, Alumni, Cambrian College; Colette Lepage, Alumni, Cambrian College; Cory Morel, Alumni, Cambrian College; Bill Best, President, Cambrian College.

One keeps space missions clean. One helps cleans up the mining industry. One provides comfort and care to the world’s underprivileged. One helps students in need. One helps change the way we think about communications.

Five Cambrian College alumni were among the nominees at the Premier’s Awards last night at the Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit in Toronto. The Premier’s Award recognize outstanding contributions to society from graduates of Ontario’s colleges.

Cambrian’s nominees this year included:

  • Julia Fedec (Nursing, 2011). Fedec has worked as a nurse around the world, in such places as India, Tanzania, Congo, and South Sudan, developing expertise in tropical disease. She is currently a nursing manager at Manitoulin Health Centre.
  • C.B. Forrest (Journalism, 1992). Forrest is the Global Director of Public Relations for AdFarm. His work with the concept of “social friction” is helping renewable energy companies rethink how they communicate.
  • Gianni Grossi (Mining Engineering Technology, 1999). Grossi is the President of Anmar, a fabrication company with worldwide operations that is helping the mining industry be more efficient and environmentally-conscious.
  • Colette Lepage (Chemical Engineering Technology, 1994). Lepage works for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She has managed the cleaning and decontamination process for numerous space missions.
  • Cory Morel (Business, 2004). Morel is a partner in the Morel Group of Companies, a leader in providing health plans and benefits to post-secondary students. Morel co-founded the Morel Family Foundation, to help children and youth facing hardship.

“I want to congratulate all of the Cambrian graduates who were nominated this year. They are making a difference in the world,” says Cambrian College President Bill Best. “Many of our graduates are leaders in their fields and in their communities, and it has been an honour to have been a part of their journeys to success.”

“I think the secret about Cambrian College is out,” adds Brandi Braithwaite, Director of Alumni and Development at Cambrian College. “We have amazing alumni who are making their mark on every corner of the planet, some even beyond that with organizations like NASA. There are no limits to anyone with a college education – we witnessed that in Toronto last night. I’m so proud of all our alumni who were nominated this year. “

The Premier’s Awards were introduced in 1992. Since that time, two Cambrian alumni have won the award.

1992 – Mary Jonik, Applied Arts Category
2002 – Martin Bayer, Business Category

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Cambrian College is northeastern Ontario’s largest college, with over 75 programs.

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