Congratulations to our newest Alumni of Distinction recipients. (Back row left to right): Derek Doyle, Vanh Kalong, Rocco Passero, Mayor Fred Eisenberger, the Hon. Ted McMeekin MPP, Megan MacLeod and Brian Jonker. (Front row): Daniel Popowich and Barbara Shea
Every year Mohawk recognizes outstanding graduates who’ve made their mark at work, made a difference in their communities and inspired our students to follow in their footsteps.
This year, we’re proud to honour nine remarkable graduates with Alumni of Distinction Awards. Please join me in congratulating:
Derek Doyle (Small business Entrepreneurship, 2007). Derek is the co-founder of Ambitious Realty Advisors and Mezcal Tacos and Tequila.
His Worship Fred Eisenberger (Community Planning and Development, 1983). Fred is serving his second term as Mayor of Hamilton.
Brian Jonker (Radio Broadcasting, 1993). Brian is the Parts and Facility Manager for Tigercat Industries and coach of our Mohawk Mountaineers men’s varsity basketball team.
Vanh Kalong (Information Systems Technician, 1991). Vanh is the owner of the My Thai chain of restaurants across Southern Ontario.
Megan MacLeod (Fundraising Development Associate Certificate, Leadership and Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector, Volunteer Management and Event Management, 2013-14). Megan is a Development intern with McMaster University and organizer of Warm Up For Winter, Feet First for Haiti and Glitz, Glamour and Graduation.
The Hon. Ted McMeekin (Social Studies 1970). Ted is Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MPP for the riding of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough- Westdale).
Rocco Passero (Engineering Technology, 1980). Rocco is Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Lead with Infrastructure Technology Services, Treasury Board Secretariat.
Daniel Popowich (General Arts and Science, 1992). Daniel is a professor at Mohawk and a recipient of a 2014 Mohawk College Award of Excellence.
Barbara Shea (Medical Laboratory Technology, 1980). Barbara is the Network Coordinator of Public Health Ontario’s Central East Infection Control Network.
A student bursary will be established in the name of each of our award recipients.
We’ll also be celebrating our nine newest distinguished alumni with family, friends and colleagues on Oct. 27 at Michelangelo Event and Conference Centre. Tickets are available online or by calling our Alumni Relations team at 905.575.2258.