Mohawk Foundation Stories

Family Legacy

Reise Family Foundation makes inaugural donation to new Mohawk Mountaineer Scholarship Fund.

Read about the Reise Family Foundation donation



Paying it forward

Michael Desnoyers knows what it’s like to be a struggling student so he’s using his success to help today’s learners.

Read about Michael Desnoyers



Rallying Support

Donna Moreau wanted to take action on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and her colleagues in Student Life joined the cause.

Read about Donna Moreau



Life after a layoff

Dave Parkinson hopes his own journey – and a new scholarship in his name – inspires other mature students.

Read about Dave Parkinson



Dennis's story

Dennis Campbell was a kind, generous man who devoted his life to family and helping others.

Read about Dennis



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Heather's story

Dennis Campbell was a kind, generous man who devoted his life to family and helping others.

Read about Heather



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One day at a time

Winnie Capriotti's calling to serve others helped tens of thousands of families who were dealing with addiction and abuse issues. 

Read about Winnie




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A surprise financial gift

Generous, longstanding donors, Blair and Kathy McKeil, delivered an unexpected surprise to six students this summer. 

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A little bird told us

Grace Siu

Mohawk Graduate, Grace Siu, arrived in Hamilton from Hong Kong in 1994 expecting to go to school, graduate and return home. Feeling so welcomed...

Read about Grace


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Believing in Education

Linda Elliot

A single mother, Linda Elliot worked hard to help her daughter earn her diploma in Police Foundations at Mohawk College. Through a variety of business...

Read about Linda


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The school that comes to you

First donors: June & Doug Barber

Eliminating barriers to postsecondary education. With our experience as a major College in our region, we have learned there are many obstacles...

Read about City School


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Sustainability at Mohawk

The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation (JCPI) brought much needed, state-of-the-art lab, classroom, and office facilities to Mohawk College...

Read about the Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation



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Fun with Cybersecurity

Mohawk’s new Cybersecurity facility, found (if you have clearance : ) in the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, offers learning and research...

Read about Mohawk's Cybersecurity facility



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Seeing with sound

Hemophilia is a devastating bleeding disorder that affects its sufferers for life. After an episode, blood can collect in joints and tissues, creating pain...

Read about Karen Strike



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The Joyce Family Foundation

The Joyce Family Foundation is making history at Mohawk College with a $5-million investment in technology and infrastructure...

Read about the Joyce Family Foundation



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The story of two golden rules

Mischa Weisz’s golden rules make the world a better place.

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The Blair & Kathy McKeil Student Community Involvement Awards

The McKeil’s, longstanding supporters of Mohawk College, have made a generous gift to support six students. Candidates are eligible...

Read about the Blair & Kathy McKeil Awards



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Glen Steeves, Edwin Infante and Ash Vasdani

When Glen Steeves, Edwin Infante and Ash Vasdani stepped up with a combined gift of $30,000 to support the Accessible College Dream initiative...

Read about Steeves, Infante, and Vasdani



Steve and Rosemary Marsh

Steve and Rosemary Marsh

As graduates of Mohawk College, both Steve and Rosemary appreciate the importance of a post-secondary education...

Read about Steve and Rosemary Marsh



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Ann McLaughlin and Joe Aiello

Ann McLaughlin and Joe Aiello share a passion for City School by Mohawk, and with their support, the program will continue to offer specialized learning programs and workshops encouraging...

Read about Ann McLaughlin and Joe Aiello



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Mohawk Aviation programs get a lift from Ornge

Ontario's air ambulance service provider, Ornge donated this decommissioned Sikorsky S76-A helicopter to Mohawk College...

Read about Mohawk and Ornge →



Donations lead to new boardroom at Mohawk

The Hamilton Spectator has this story about the opening of the Bert Hares Boardroom at the McKeil School of Business. The boardroom will serve as a classroom for students from Mohawk's Insurance program...

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Kelly Waxman, From Scholarship Recipient to Donor

From the beginning of her time at Mohawk, Kelly has led by example...

Read about Kelly Waxman



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Nicole Burgoin Memorial Scholarship

Like many young students who enter the Office Administration Program at Mohawk College, Nicole had ambitions and dreams...

Read about Nicole Burgoin



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ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Long-time partners of Mohawk College, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, pledged $1 million to support The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation...

Read about ArcelorMittal Dofasco



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Basic Education and Abuse Recognition (BEAR) Endowed Bursary

Through his career as a general dentist in Hamilton, Dr. Frank Stechey has had a keen interest in forensic dentistry. He is known internationally...

Read about Dr. Frank Stechey



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GT French Supports the Music Program

Bill Nelson had a long and full career as a professional accountant and business owner in Hamilton. After retiring...

Read about Bill Nelson




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Helen Lamping

Helen Lamping’s estate gift is one that will continue the Lamping legacy of adult education at Mohawk College...

Read about Helen Lamping




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Heng Chan

As a professor who taught electrotechnology at Mohawk College for 29 years, Heng Chan made the decision to leave a gift in his Will to...

Read about Heng Chan



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Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Bursary

Ike Ahmed is a successful businessman and Chartered Financial Planner, as well as a volunteer, philanthropist, and a friend to Mohawk College...

Read about Ike and Shahnaz



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Neng Wang

As an international student, Neng Wang felt a strong sense of belonging at Mohawk College, a school which he says changed his life. Studying at Mohawk helped...

Read about Neng Wang



Nicholas Morelli

Nicholas Morelli Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas Lawrence John Morelli was born February 19, 1987 to Larry and Lois in Hamilton, Ontario at the Henderson Hospital...

Read about Nicholas Morelli



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Rami L. Patel Memorial Scholarship

At the age of eight living in India, Rami Patel was abruptly removed from school by her parents and forced to prepare...

Read about Rami L. Patel



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Robert P. Wherry Scholarship

Lillian Wherry, along with John Wherry and Polly Lau, her son and daughter-in-law, chose to establish an award in honour of her late husband and John’s father, Robert...

Read about Robert P. Wherry



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Ryder Canada supports Stoney Creek Campus

Ryder Canada generously donated to the Stoney Creek campus and the Connections campaign...

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Sid and Elaine Kadish

Sid and Elaine Kadish

There’s a story behind every bursary and the one behind the Marion & Frances Kadish Bursary is of love and devotion to family...

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Social Inc. and RBC partner in Support of Students

Mohawk College is proud to partner with RBC Royal Bank to support Social Inc., a positive space on Mohawk’s campus...

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The Masonic Foundation of Ontario

A lot can happen in twenty years, but some things never change, like the Masonic Foundation of Ontario’s continued support of Mohawk students...

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Peter Vicano

Vicano Construction Limited

Peter Vicano graduated from Mohawk College in 1972, and a year later he founded Vicano Construction Limited...

Read about Vicano Construction Limited