For going above and beyond in transforming students into job-ready graduates, Lisa Pegg is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. In her 14 years at Mohawk, Lisa has served as a Learning Strategist / Adaptive Technologist with Accessible Learning Services, Curriculum Design Specialist with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and a Professor and Program Coordinator with the McKeil School of Business. Lisa is currently the Coordinator for Mohawk’s Business Analysis Post-Graduate Certificate Program and teaches in five programs. Lisa was nominated by a recent graduate who wrote “as a past student in the Business Analysis program, my peers and I can't praise Lisa enough for her efforts. She pours her heart and soul into the success of the program and gets to know her students on a personal level. My experience in the program was wonderful. Lisa empowered and accompanied us in finding internships that would launch us in our careers as business analysts.” Lisa is also Past-Chair of the provincial Curriculum Developers Affinity Group and is coordinating the group’s 2018 annual conference. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.
For welcoming international students and making them feel at home at Mohawk College, recruiter Leo Barsony is an Everyday Hero. Leo retired at the end of March after 36 years of distinguished service to Mohawk. Leo was a tireless advocate and champion for international students. With common sense, humility and humour, Leo had an uncanny ability to resolve issues in ways that always put the students’ best interests at heart. Leo would have international students join his family for holiday meals and, in turn, visit with students’ families while overseas on recruitment trips. Leo demonstrated the same commitment and loyalty to his colleagues by always making time to mentor, listen and share his wealth of experience. Know someone like Leo who works at Mohawk and makes a difference for students, faculty, staff and college partners? Nominate them today for an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.