Golden Grad Celebration

Golden Grad Celebration Honouring the Class of 1973

Golden Grad Celebration

Honouring the Class of 1973

Mohawk College is proud to celebrate the Class of 1973 on the 50th anniversary of their graduation with a special event.

The Class of 1973, fellow Golden Grads from 1967-1972 and guests are invited to join us in recognizing this milestone at the Golden Grad Celebration.

Friday, May 5, 2023 | 10:30 am - 2 pm
The Arnie, Mohawk College Student Centre
135 Fennell Ave W
Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5


Walk Down Memory Lane
Greetings - Mohawk College President & CEO, Ron J. McKerlie
Class of 1973 Special Recognition
Lunch & Program Reunions 
Campus Tour

Kindly RSVP by April 28

Ron Cabak holding a certificate beside President Ron McKerlie

"I highly recommend that every graduate attend their reunion to renew old friendships, even if its just for an afternoon. During our reunion, everyone had their share of special memories from Mohawk and we couldn’t miss hearing the anecdotes about certain instructors. We had, of course, all aged but the energy of being back together quickly took us back to an younger time when our futures were mostly unknown, but exciting and hopeful." - Ron Cabak '72, Control Systems Technology

Celebration Guest List 

Updated: May 2, 2023
*Only attendees who have given expressed permission for their names to be public will appear below.

Class of 1973

Judy Krause
Marie Richardson (nee McDemott)

Architectural Technician
Richard Palmer
Don Price
Dennis Sheppard

Architectural Technology
James MacGowan
Scott Reid

Business Administration
Dan Dalimonte
Mike Donnelly
Connie Henderson
Garry Mills
Susan Penwell
Joe Mayer

Chemical Engineering Technology
Walter Zimmermann

Civil Engineering Technician
Jim Dempsey
Robert (Bob) Hampson
Ernie Hein
Steve Toth

Civil Engineering Technology
Maurice Pickard

Community Planning
Donna Madden (nee Chiasson)
Pat Parker
Jim Powell

Computer Systems Technology
Carla Badeau (nee Hepburn)
Ken Beauchamp
Ann Cochren (nee Warnock)
Daniel Malloy

Construction Engineering Technician
Thomas Dronick
Richard Klodnicki
Raymond Spoelstra

Control Systems Technology
Bill Klemp

Data Processing 
Debbie Klemp
Len Perdic

Electrical Systems Engineering Technician
Gino Tittarelli

Glenn Shaw
Shirley Smith

Industrial Engineering Technician
Brian Smith

Class of 1973 - Continued

Industrial Management Technology
Arno Ilic
Keith Rodel

Glenn Gibson

Instrumentation Technician
Herbert Mills

Robert Chwalyk
John Hogewoning
Joseph Lepore

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Peter Atkinson
Jeff Grant
Dave Locke
Henry Myderwyk
Walter Noj
Vic Paneghel

Medical Secretarial
Diana McDonald
Colleen Meyer (nee Todd)

Metallurgical Engineering Technology
Jim Hazell

Recreational Leadership
Barbara DeHarte
Mary-Jo Scott (nee Pacenza)

Class of 1972

Business Administration
Doug Dieroff
Bryan Lachance

Control Systems Technology
Ron Cabak
Barry Brusey

Electronics Engineering Technician
Andrew Klodnicki

Law and Security Administration
Shirley Strang

Darrell Reichheld

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Allan Mitchell

Medical Secretarial
Kathleen Johnson

Class of 1971

Business Secretarial
Nancy Beauchamp

Brian Knott

Medical Secretarial
Elizabeth Dieroff

Class of 1970

Civil Engineering Technology
Brian Ulrich

Control Systems Technology
John Bell

Electronics Engineering Technician
Ed Visser

Industrial Management Technology
Rick Fountain

Industrial Technician
Murray Uren

Textile Engineering Technology
Harold Krause

Class of 1969

Community Planning
Ron Friesen

Class of 1967

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Dent McIntyre


Niranjan (Niru) Desai - Former Faculty
Nancy Beauchamp
Melinda Scott
Amy Smith, Paralegal 2019
Shayla Vize, Journalism 2007

Visiting from out of town?

For your convenience, a set of rooms have been held on May 4 and May 5 at two hotels in short driving distance to Fennell Campus. Consider these local stays.

Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton 

1224 Upper James St, Hamilton 
*Book by April 5 to receive special group rate

How to make your reservation:

  • Reserve online
  • Call 905-383-7772 and reference 'Golden Grad-Mohawk College Alumni'

Staybridge Suites

20 Caroline St S, Hamilton 
*Book by April 1 to receive special group rate

How to make your reservation:
call 905-527-1001 


Go back in time and browse our collection of Mohawk College, Hamilton Institute of Technology, and the Provincial Institute of Textiles yearbooks below.

"1972 and 1973 Mohawk College yearbook cover"


yearbook 1971 cover


yearbook 1970 cover


yearbook 1969 cover


yearbook 1967-68 cover