Cambrian College Celebrates International Students and Alumni

Posted on Friday February 21, 2020

SUDBURY –  It was an evening of international fun, flavour and celebration last night at Cambrian College.

The college hosted its second annual Celebrating Success event, to honour the accomplishments and contributions of Cambrian’s international students and alumni to the community.

“We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our growing and diverse international student community by acknowledging Cambrian international students that have won 150 Excellence and Community scholarships worth $75,000 as well as hearing from successful Cambrian alumni now working and living in Sudbury,” says Kristine Morrissey, Cambrian’s Vice President International, Finance, and Administration.

Attending last night’s ceremony was Greater Sudbury Deputy Mayor Al Sizer, with the keynote speech delivered by Enrique Paraco, the City of Greater Sudbury’s Immigration Development Officer as well as key community members.

Cambrian’s Celebrating Success Event also included a panel discussion featuring  former students, Ryan Lougheed, General Manager at Walden Equipment and Enrique Paraco who shared perspectives about the international experience. They also highlighted how the college, community and City of Greater Sudbury are working together to continuously improve the Cambrian experience for all who choose Sudbury for their post-secondary education.

“International students attending Cambrian College contribute in so many ways to the vibrancy of the campus and enrich the learning experience for all by providing an invaluable international perspective,” says Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “At the same time, international students help to further build and strengthen the relationships that Greater Sudbury has globally and it's important that we celebrate this ongoing success story.

Several international students and alumni were honoured over the course of the evening.  They include:

  • Winners of the Excellence and Community Scholarships
  • Ramone Davis – Millwright apprentice, Walden Equipment
  • Yahel Rodriguez Manssur – Power BI consultant, Vale
  • Kiran Krishnan – Digital Media & Communications Coordinator, SAMSSA
  • Cristina Cromeyer – Graphic Designer, Northern Policy Institute

“Our campus community has always been like a family,” adds Morrissey.  “As I look around our campus, I see a truly global, modern family, diverse in our backgrounds but sharing one common goal to learn and seek a higher education and a prosperous life.”

To learn more about Cambrian’s International Programming – simply visit:

Photo: Cambrian College celebrated the accomplishments of its international students and alumni at its Celebrating Success event on campus.

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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit

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