2022 Celebration of Learning Hamilton Spectator Feature
Academic Excellence Award, Allied Health
Cuong (Franco) Han
Franco is an exceptional role model and inspiration to other students. He shows a love for learning and dedication to his studies, resulting in high academic achievement. Franco’s enthusiasm and open-minded thinking does not go unnoticed; it is evident in his classes, and infectious to others. It allows him to connect with others to lead them to success. Franco’s outstanding academic performance and impeccable attendance is noteworthy. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Allied Health!
Academic Excellence Award, Apprenticeship
Mason is a remarkable student who has attained excellent academic achievements through hard work and dedication. He goes above and beyond expectations within his classes to be the best version of himself. Mason is a leader amongst his peers, supporting others in their learning. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Apprenticeship!
Academic Excellence Award, Building & Construction Sciences
Mhd Muhanad Alkak
Muhanad is a hard worker who is committed to achieving excellence in his studies and his academic accomplishments are outstanding. Muhanad’s professionalism and passion for his field makes him a true asset to his future employers. Muhanad has also supported the Mohawk community through many volunteer contributions. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Building and Construction Sciences!
Academic Excellence Award – Building Systems & Sustainability
Michelle Megumi Satake
Michelle is an extraordinary student who exemplifies the highest qualities we strive to instill in our students and graduates. She is an inspiration to others with her strong work ethic, motivation and desire to learn. Michelle is an active volunteer and member of the Mohawk community. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Building Systems & Sustainability!
Academic Excellence Award, Business
Nicole is an exemplary student leader who excels in her own studies and inspires others to strive for success. Her strong work ethic and contributions within the class are commendable. In her role as a Peer Tutor and a P.A.S.S. Leader, Nicole creates inclusive and positive environments to help guide other students in their learning and to achieve their goals. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Business!
Academic Excellence Award - Chemical, Mechanical & Aviation
Dhruvi is an incredible student leader who is dedicated to learning and has achieved high academic excellence. Her charisma and kind heart draw others to her. Dhruvi has a strong commitment to supporting her Mohawk and surrounding community, as shown through her extensive volunteering experiences and connections she has built with community partners. Dhruvi takes care in making sure that her peers feel comfortable, included, and valuable. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Chemical, Mechanical, Aviation!
Academic Excellence Award – Community Studies
Kristina is an exceptional life-long learner. She is a role model to her peers, exemplifying that dedication and perseverance can result in academic success. Along with her academic achievements, Kristina’s active participation and contributions both in and outside of the classroom are impressive. Her passion for her field is evident in everything that she does. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Community Studies!
Academic Excellence Award, Continuing Education
Fatima is an outstanding student. She strives for high academic achievement, which is reflected by her impeccable GPA. Fatima displays a strong work ethic in her studies, all while being a full-time parent to her three children. She takes the time to help and motivate others with her dedication and effective study habits. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Continuing Education!
Academic Excellence Award, Creative Industries
Claire is an exceptional student leader who makes education her priority, which is reflected by her high academic performance. Her grit and determination has caught the attention of her faculty and they describe her as a stand-out student and a true joy to have in the classroom. Claire’s enthusiasm to learn and to help others around her is praiseworthy, as well as her continued involvement in extra-curricular activities, which only furthers her growth and leadership abilities. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Creative Industries!
Academic Excellence Award, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology
Marita is an incredible student leader and a great source of support to her peers. She goes above and beyond in her academics, and is a shining example of what students can achieve with dedication and passion. Marita is integral to the First Year Experience Program as the group facilitator, and to the Women in Technology and Trades group as their vice president. She constantly makes others feel welcome, accepted and celebrated. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology!
Academic Excellence Award, Electrical, Transportation & Innovation
Yash Rajeshbhai Pansuriya
Yash is an outstanding student who has achieved and maintained academic success. He has an exceptional work ethic and strong determination, which has contributed to his pursuit of academic excellence. Yash is committed to supporting his peers by fostering a positive learning environment. Yash supports others as a Peer Tutor and as a role model to his peers. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Electrical, Transportation & Innovation!
Academic Excellence Award, English for Academic Purposes
Jessica is an impressive student who maintains a high GPA with hard work, diligence, and an inquisitive mind. She is a dedicated student leader with a strong commitment to building community at Mohawk through her contributions as a Program Advisory Committee student representative. Jessica enthusiastically engages and collaborates with others. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for English for Academic Purposes!
Academic Excellence Award, Health Studies
Bahar is an exceptional student who has a true passion for learning and a strong commitment to achieving her academic goals. Her positive attitude towards learning and willingness to accept feedback is admirable. Bahar has an infectious enthusiasm towards her studies and her future career, which will no doubt lead her to wonderful opportunities. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Health Studies!
Academic Excellence Award, Liberal & Administrative Studies
Cristiano Da Silva
Cristiano is a brilliant life-long learner. He puts forth a positive attitude and determination in everything he commits to, from his active involvement in and outside of class at Mohawk, to volunteering his time within the surrounding community. Cristiano’s faculty commends him on his strong academic achievements, as well as his ability to lead, connect and collaborate with his peers to support their learning. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Liberal and Administrative Studies!
Academic Excellence Award, Nursing
Tutchonee is an inspirational life-long learner with a thirst for knowledge and commitment to achieving her dreams. She is a dedicated student who exhibits excellence in her studies and in clinical practice. A true role model for her peers in the program, Tutchonee continuously demonstrate leadership within the classroom. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Nursing! It is certainly well deserved.
Academic Excellence Award - Social Services and Justice Studies
Theresa has an admirable commitment to their education. They are a devoted student who embraces learning opportunities with an open mind and positivity. Theresa faces adversities with determination to achieve their goals, which is exemplified by their excellent GPA. Congratulations on receiving the Academic Excellence Award for Social Services and Justice Studies!
Accessibility Leadership Award
Emilee has made a tremendous impact within the Mohawk and surrounding community. Her initiative and contributions as a student leader across the college have helped to build a stronger community and have inspired others to turn learning into action. She breaks down barriers to support others in their own success, which is shown through her work as an MSA Director, a Student Wellness Representative, a Campus Ambassador, a mentor, a volunteer, and the founder of “Tru Faces”, a non-profit organization that builds community amongst people with disabilities. Emilee’s leadership style fully embraces and epitomizes Mohawk’s ideal for engaged learning and community impact. Congratulations on receiving the Accessibility Leadership Award!
Alumni Outstanding Student Leader Award
Kevin is an ambitious student leader who models advocacy and determination to make a positive impact for students. His dedication to student leadership is unparalleled. As a compassionate leader, Kevin has created safe, inclusive spaces for open and honest conversations to support students during their time at Mohawk and beyond. Congratulations on receiving the Alumni Outstanding Leader Award!
Applied Research Award of Excellence
Itzel is a brilliant student whose focus and hard work has lead to her outstanding achievements. With only a short time in her field she has excelled in projects by applying her skills, knowledge and experiences. Itzel creates an environment that helps foster team work and collaboration. Congratulations on receiving the Applied Research Award of Excellence!
Co-Curricular Volunteer Award
Marco exhibits true leadership qualities in all that he does at Mohawk and within the community. Marco’s peers speak highly of their dedication to supporting others. With kindness and compassion, Marco builds meaningful relationships with those around them, creating a sense of community to help improve the student experience. In the surrounding community, Marco engages in activities that provide them the opportunity to give back and further growth and learning. Congratulations on receiving the Co-Curricular Volunteer Award!
Commitment to Education Award
Ogen is an incredibly inspiring student. He demonstrates great commitment towards his education and learning. As a newcomer to Canada, Ogen embraces differences and challenges with a positive attitude and puts in hard work to achieve his goals. He is an example of what determination and resilience can accomplish. Congratulations on receiving the Commitment to Education Award!
Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Award
Reanne has made remarkable strides working with Paragon Security at Mohawk College during her co-op term. She demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities that promoted her to a Supervisor role which is rare in a co-op term placement. Working during a pandemic and an ever-changing environment, Reanne exceled in effective decision-making and communication, adhering to the values and objectives of the college. She was committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for your team and for others at Mohawk. Congratulations on receiving the Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Award!
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award
Tanya Tara Ann Noel
Tanya is an engaged student leader who brings people together. Having experienced adversity in their own life, Tanya actively searches for opportunities to help foster equal access to services and opportunities for others. Tanya does this compassionately, and is able to build strong relationships with people they meet because of it. Tanya encourages intercultural collaboration and communication with their peers, and demonstrate the appreciation and celebration of equity, diversity and inclusion within the college environment and the community at large. Congratulations on receiving the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award!
Indigenous Leadership Award
Melissa is an inspiring student leader within both her Indigenous community and the Mohawk College community. An outstanding life-long learner and advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ health, Melissa displays commitment and determination in achieving her goal of one day providing nursing care in remote Indigenous communities. Melissa engages others with open and respectful dialogue by sharing knowledge about her culture and leading by example, promoting physical, spiritual and emotional wellness. Congratulations on receiving the Indigenous Leadership Award!
International Student Leader Award
Mauricio Tascon Calderon
Mauricio is a kind, hardworking student who is always willing to go the extra mile to support his college community. Mauricio collaborates with numerous areas within the college and immerses himself in opportunities that allow him to support his fellow international students. He is a valuable member of the Mohawk community and a role model to his peers. Congratulations on receiving the International Student Leader Award!
Learning Support Center Leadership Award
Blaven is an impressive student leader who is committed to helping others in all that he does. In a year full of change, Blaven has been a reassuring and consistent support to his peers. Blaven instils confidence in those that he tutors and, with kindness and creativity, he guides them in their learning. He shows incredible initiative and exceeds expectations, learning ways to perfect his tutoring approach. Congratulations on receiving the Learning Support Centre Leadership Award!
Learning Support Centre Leadership Award
Olivia is a valued student leader with an incredible work ethic. She instinctively engages students with creative activities and inspires excitement around learning, while helping students reach their full academic potential. Olivia’s strong collaboration skills, along with her ability to take initiative, has made a significant impact within the Mohawk Community. Congratulations on receiving the Learning Support Centre Leadership Award!
Learning Support Center Leadership Award
Silvia Reyesvera Quijano
Silvia illustrates true dedication to helping students succeed academically. With initiative and creativity she produces engaging resources for students to improve their skills and excel in their academics. Silvia’s superb communication and collaboration skills have made her an asset to her team and to the Mohawk Community. Congratulations on receiving the Learning Support Centre Leadership Award!
MoSpirit Award | First Year Experience (FYE) Team
Julie Gem, Marita Linde, Juan Garcia-Mejia, Frances Braga, Nicole Mulure, Dhruvi Shah
As a team, the FYE Leaders have each demonstrated incredible passion for building a supportive and inclusive community at Mohawk College. Using initiative, collaboration, and virtual resources, they support new students in their transition to Mohawk. The effort and energy that each Leader brings to their team and programming, and the way they support each other, is truly remarkable. Their Mohawk spirit brings the FYE Program to life. They bring their whole selves to their work and are each, and as a team, exactly the kind of role models we hope for in our student leaders. Congratulations on receiving the MoSpirit Award!
Gord demonstrates an exceptional commitment to sustainability leadership at Mohawk and in the community. Through his incredible work with the Energy & Power Innovation Centre, he helps to advance sustainable projects in energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy. Gord displays a high level of technical competency and communication skills that are essential in bridging the gap between the technical requirements and the needs of industry partners, organizations, and communities that we work with. Congratulations on receiving the Sustainability Award!
Outstanding Varsity Athlete Award
Natalie is a tremendous student who leads with grace, kindness and passion for her sport and teammates. As an athlete ambassador and a mentor to young athletes, Natalie supports her peers and helps to create a welcoming environment. She selflessly contributes her skills and time to the Mohawk and surrounding community by sharing ideas to better serve others and taking initiative and action. Congratulations on receiving the Outstanding Varsity Athlete Award!