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May 28, 2014

Fanshawe wins four prestigious ACCC awards.

Fanshawe College is proud to announce that program coordinator Jeff Sadler, student Rumman Ullah Khan and hospitality technician Colin Hill have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The College's president emeritus, Howard Rundle, has also been recognized for his many years of dedicated work on behalf of Canadian students and colleges.

This is the first time Fanshawe College has received four ACCC honours in the same year. In 2013, Fanshawe staff and students won three ACCC awards.

"I want to congratulate Jeff, Rumman, Colin and Howard for their success at ACCC this year," said Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College. "We are always excited and proud when our students and employees are recognized for their excellence."

Jeff Sadler (at right) was recognized with a gold level designation inJeff Sadler the ACCC's Teaching Excellence Award, while Rumman earned silver for Student Leadership Excellence and Colin won bronze in the Staff Excellence category. President emeritus Howard Rundle received the Distinguished Service Award.

"Howard Rundle dedicated his life to improving post-secondary education at Fanshawe and across Canada and has had an impact on countless students," said ACCC President and CEO, Denise Amyot. "Howard remains an inspiration and Canadians can be grateful for his immense contributions to higher education."

"Howard's legacy is one of tremendous growth and impeccable leadership," Devlin noted. "We deeply appreciate his contributions and we are proud to congratulate him on receiving the honour of national recognition for his loyalty, enthusiasm and success."

The awards were presented at the Association's annual conference in Ottawa from May 25 to 27, 2014.

About ACCC

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), soon to be known as Colleges and Institutes Canada, is the national and international voice of 95 per cent of Canada's publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics. The ACCC Awards of Excellence recognize and promote excellence in Canadian colleges and institutes. The awards showcase extraordinary contributions of individuals and programs to their institutions and highlight the role colleges play in social, economic, and cultural development.

For more information about this year's award winners, please visit http://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/news-centre/news-releases.