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Fanshawe College Student Receives ACCC Leadership Excellence Award

Halifax, May 29, 2012 – Vaughan Scriver, graduating this spring from Fanshawe College’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Accelerated) program college has been awarded the 2012 Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ Gold Student Leadership Excellence Award. At graduation, he will have successfully completed three programs, having finished the Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Accelerated) program in 2011.

When Mr. Scriver suffered a workplace injury, and then the closure of his employer’s business, he turned to Fanshawe College in London, Ontario to re-align his skills to current employment requirements and improve his future employability. Mr. Scriver added the following to his college accomplishments:

  • Dean’s Academic Award for the Faculty of Technology (2010)
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Student Award (2010)
  • Casey Romuald Schiegel Memorial Award (2011)
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology Student Leadership Award (2011)
  • Fanshawe College Complete Student Award (2011)
  • College Student Alliance Scholarship (2011)
  • Fanshawe Student Union Leadership Award

“Mr. Scriver’s experience at Fanshawe testifies to the life-long learning opportunities in Canada’s colleges,” said James Knight, President and CEO of ACCC. “As economic opportunities change, adults may return to college to acquire new skills. Mature students have specific financial and career needs, but they offer a wealth of skills and experience to enrich their school and community. We applaud Mr. Scriver’s accomplishments today and wish him the best.”

The Silver Award for Student Leadership Excellence was presented to Charmaine Waters, in her final year of the Bachelor of Science Nursing at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Bronze Award went to David Gren, who is in the secondyear of the Paramedic Program at Centennial College of Toronto, Ontario.

The Student Leadership Excellence Awards were presented at the biennial congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics, hosted by ACCC in Halifax, May 26 to 29, 2012.

ACCC’s Awards of Excellence recognize and promote excellence in Canadian colleges and institutes. The awards showcase extraordinary contributions of individuals and programs to their institutions and highlight the role colleges play in social, economic and cultural development.

ACCC is the national voice for 128 publicly-funded colleges and institutes with campuses in 1,000 communities across Canada.

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