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June 1, 2016

Business school chair and co-op consultant honoured with prestigious awards.

Fanshawe is proud to announce that Mary Pierce, Chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, and Marg Medeiros, co-operative education consultant, have both been recognized with prestigious awards from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

"We are proud Mary and Marg have been honoured for their work," said Peter Devlin, President of Fanshawe College. "They have both been instrumental in continuing Fanshawe's long-standing reputation for offering a first-class learning and career preparation experience."

This is the third consecutive year in which Fanshawe has received multiple CICan honours.

"Colleges and institutes are among the most dynamic institutions in the country thanks to passionate staff, teachers, researchers and administrators who work tirelessly to provide Canadians with the skills and experience they need to succeed," said CICan President and CEO Denise Amyot. "Every year, the CICan Awards of Excellence recognize these dedicated people who go above and beyond to make Canada's post-secondary education the best in the world."

Marg Medeiros, a Co-operative Education Consultant with the Employment & Student Entrepreneurial Services department, was recognized with a gold-level designation in CICan's Staff Excellence Award. For almost thirty years, Marg has demonstrated excitement, energy and enthusiasm for her work and a passion for students. She has served the College with distinction and has advanced Co-operative Education at the regional, provincial and national levels. She currently supports between 100 and 150 students every term and helps them find work placements that match their interests.

Mary Pierce, Chair of Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, received a bronze award in the Leadership Excellence category. Mary is innovative and tireless in her efforts to build the vibrant business school, and has been instrumental in establishing new diploma, graduate and degree programs, as well as university transfer agreements. Mary has deep reserves of energy that people find compelling and engaging, resulting in amazing accomplishments for Fanshawe.

The awards were presented at CICan's annual conference in Québec City from May 29 to 31, 2016.

Mary Pierce receives a CICan award
Above left, Mary Pierce, Chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, receives a bronze CICan award in the Leadership Excellence category.

Marg Medeiros receives a CICan award
Above left, Marg Medeiros, co-operative education consultant, was recognized with a gold-level designation in CICan's Staff Excellence Award.

About Fanshawe College

Fanshawe is one of Ontario's largest colleges and, in a recent Key Performance Survey, was ranked #1 in its class. Its campuses, located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, serve close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. For nearly 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping people to unlock their potential and achieve success. The College attracts students from 50 countries every year and opens up a world of possibilities through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.

About CICan

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national and international voice of Canada's publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics. CICan works with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. The Association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world.

The CICan 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.