The Alumni of Distinction awards recognize graduates for their career achievements and community contributions that provide an exceptional source of inspiration for future generations. In honour of every recipient, the Alumni Association supports a bursary with a one-time donation of $500 to Mohawk College to support current students in achieving their goals.
2020 Alumni of Distinction Award Recipients
Chris Vanhouten – Civil Engineering Technology, 1995
Senior Project Specialist, Walters Group
Karen Breitner – Electrician: Construction & Maintenance (AP), 1988
Industrial Electrician – HITD (AP), 1992 Owner, Lumination FX
Lisa McDonald – Child and Youth Worker, 1994
Author and Radio Host, The Contact Talk Radio Network
Nancy Smith – Child Care Worker, 1981
Executive Director, Interval House Hamilton
Creative Arts & Design
Elizabeth Naumovski – Broadcasting – Television and Communications Media, 1984
Vice President Marketing, Caldwell Securities Ltd.
John McGrath – Broadcast Journalism, 1983
Principal, McGrath Communications
Dr. Laurie McLaughlin – Physiotherapy, 1982
Owner, M & D Pro Health
Mohawk College Employee
Brian Willrich – Broadcast Television, 1980
Faculty, Media & Communications
Curtis Onaczyszyn – Environmental Technology, 2019
Spray Technician, Bartram Woodlands Ltd.
Bella N. Dietrich – Architectural Technology & Civil Engineering Technology, 2009
Arup, Senior Consultant, Global Foresight, Research & Innovation
Annually Mohawk College puts forth 6 nominees to the Premier's Awards.