Graduation Awards

Each year at our June Graduation ceremonies we present a series of awards to deserving students. Each award has a different set of criteria however, awards are not based solely on academics. Applicants must also display community and/or college involvement, leadership or communication skills and volunteerism. Students in their graduating term are encouraged to apply for these awards to have an opportunity to be recognized by the college community in addition to winning a cash prize.

It's easy! Students can apply to the Graduation Awards listed below by clicking the "Search Scholarships and Apply Now!" link. Search by keyword for the award titles that are of interest to you. We wish all applicants good luck!

 

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2017 Graduation Award Winners

Dr. Howard Rundle Academic Leadership Award

The Dr. Howard Rundle Academic Leadership Award is presented annually to a student who has achieved a significant academic standing while demonstrating excellence in leadership through involvement in Fanshawe College campus life (minimum 4.0 GPA).

Photo of Brian HeffernanBrain Heffernan – Graduate of the Construction Engineering Management program

Brian Heffernan acted as a true leader in the Construction Engineering Management program, consistently demonstrating creativity and professionalism both inside and outside of the classroom. Brian led a team of Fanshawe students to national success during the Canadian Institute of Construction Simulated Bid Competition. Fanshawe was the only College represented in the competition, and placed first out of 50 teams from across the country. In addition to participating in this competition, Brian maintained a perfect 4.2 grade point average, served as class representative for his program, and shared his knowledge as peer tutor to his classmates.
Brian, you have represented Fanshawe with excellence and we are proud of your accomplishments.

Congratulations Brian!

 

Mary Ann Darling Memorial Alumni Award

The Mary Ann Darling Memorial Alumni Award is presented annually to a student with demonstrated community volunteer work, above and beyond program requirements and achieved academic success (minimum 3.0 GPA).

Patrice Mitchell – Graduate of the GIS and Urban Planning programPhoto of Patrice Mitchell

Patrice's passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to truly making a difference in the Fanshawe community makes her an excellent candidate for this award. Patrice founded and managed the Caribbean and African Students' Association where there are now almost 80 countries represented between Africa and the Caribbean; she was an active member of the Bollywood fitness program producing a series of Caribbean and African Dance Workshops, and a dedicated volunteer with the Fanshawe Online Ambassador program.

Patrice has proudly and passionately represented Fanshawe at local and provincial design competitions. Last March her team was awarded first place at the TD Renew the Environment Urban Design Competition, and this past February, first place in the Fanshawe College Urban Design Charrette.

Patrice is currently finishing her first semester at Ryerson University's Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program where she is the class representative of the Ryerson Association of Planning Students with intentions of becoming the president next year. Ultimately, Patrice would like to secure full-time employment with a firm who values transparency, creativity, growth and ambition.

Congratulations Patrice!

 

R.C. Hamilton Award

The R.C. Hamilton Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to student life and/or community through leadership activities achieving a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Photo of Tabatha RosboroughTabatha Rosborough – Graduate of the Office Administration - Medical program

Tabatha is an outgoing and compassionate woman who was actively involved in student life at Fanshawe since she began her studies in 2014. In her role as Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Fanshawe Student Union, Tabatha organized many events including club days, get active week, and mental health awareness events.  She served as a member of the Student Administrative Council, where she advocated for students and connected them with various resources and supports.

Tabatha is a volunteer for Rotaract, within the Rotary Club of London where she participates in “Days of Caring” to assist homeless and vulnerable populations in London.

Congratulations Tabatha!

 

Harry Rawson Award

The Harry Rawson Award is presented annually to a student with extraordinary communication skills who has achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Natalie DerooNatalie Deroo – Graduate of the Practical Nursing program

Natalie is now a two-time graduate of Fanshawe College, graduating from the Personal Support Worker Program and the Practical Nursing program.

Natalie has lived and promoted the importance of leadership and commitment to student life and the community. She has volunteered for multiple fundraisers including, Handbags for Hospice, The Priority Mechanical Car Show, (raising funds for Cancer research) and the Woodstock and District Developmental Services. Last April, she fulfilled her dream of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Natalie's excellent time management skills are clearly evident as she successfully managed a full course load and achieved above a 4.0 average while volunteering, working part-time at the Woodstock hospital, and running her own spa business from her home.

Natalie's strong commitment to connecting with others and passion for working in her community make her very deserving of this award.

Congratulations Natalie!

 

President's Prize

The President's Prize is presented annually to a student who has made a meaningful contribution to Fanshawe College campus life (paid or volunteer) and achieved significant academic standing (minimum 3.5 GPA).

Photo of Louise MarchandLouise Marchand – Graduate of the Fashion Design program

With her unique talent and ingenuity, Louise Marchand acted as a leader in both the Fashion Design program, and the Fanshawe College research community.  In a nationally funded research project, Louise skillfully blended fashion and technology to create a prototype for a “motion capture suit” and “tremor arm sleeve” used in the monitoring and treatment of people with Parkinson's disease. In addition to this remarkable accomplishment, Louise was also a key participant in Fanshawe's Unbound Fashion Show, Fashion Fits alteration service, Say Yes to the Dress and All Dressed Up - local programs that provide graduating grade 8 and 12 students with prom dresses free of charge.

Louise will attend the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland to continue Fashion Design studies, with future plans to work at a major European design house.

Congratulations Louise!

 

Distinguished Student Award

The Fanshawe College Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to college life and/or the community and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Elliott LawElliott Law– Graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Biotechnology program 

Elliott is regarded by his instructors and peers as a positive, hardworking student with a strong commitment to research in the field of Biotechnology. In Summer 2016, Elliott completed a co-op placement with BLES Biochemicals, a new industry partner for Fanshawe. As a Research and Development technician, Elliott worked with skill and professionalism to measure quality control in collaboration with Fanshawe's Canadian Centre for Product Validation.

In addition to his academics, Elliott is also a volunteer in the London community, sharing his time as a health advocate for the Canadian Cancer Society and The Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

Elliott looks forward to continuing to pursue his education this Fall when he attends the University of Toronto to begin a Master's degree in Biotechnology.   

Congratulations Elliott!

 

Distinguished Student Award

The Fanshawe College Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to college life and/or the community and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Suzanne CarrollSuzanne Carroll – Graduate of the Photography program

After completing her diploma in Hospitality Management at Fanshawe in 2009, Suzanne decided to leave her successful career in hotel and restaurant management to pursue her passion for photography.  In addition to producing exemplary work in the classroom, Suzanne has shared her talent behind the camera as a volunteer photographer for Fanshawe's Leap Junction Entrepreneurial Services and programs within the Faculty of Arts, Media, and Design including: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Fanshawe Radio. 
In the community, Suzanne has enjoyed photographing many happy faces at the London Boys and Girls Club and Santa's House at Victoria Park.

Congratulations Suzanne!

 

Distinguished Student Award

The Fanshawe College Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to college life and/or the community and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Bo ZhangBo Zhang – Graduate of the Business - Accounting program

As an International student from Bejing, China Bo became an excellent resource to her peers, using her experience in the Chinese financial industry to assist others in the Accounting program. She is a familiar face in the Fanshawe International Centre where she volunteers to welcome new students and help them adjust to life in London. Bo was active within the Fanshawe Student Union, volunteering with The Sharing Shop, a service to provide students in financial need with the necessities of life.
Bo is currently employed as a Tax Preparation Specialist with PwC Canada. She hopes to return to Fanshawe to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Congratulations Bo!

 

Distinguished Student Award

The Fanshawe College Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to college life and/or the community and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Jessica ProctorJessica Proctor – Graduate of the Advanced Police Studies program 

Jessica is compassionate, dedicated and a strong leader who always aims to excel, both academically and in her career as an Officer. Jessica has volunteered to participate in many college-wide events representing the School of Public Safety and served as peer liaison and co-chair of the Student Success Committee for Advanced Police Studies.  Between 2014-2017, Jessica was team trainer for the Fanshawe Falcons Women's Volleyball team and Women's Varsity Soccer Team.

Outside of Fanshawe, Jessica is a Civilian Volunteer for the 27 (City of London) Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. She is currently in training to become a Cadet Instructor with the Canadian Forces Reserve.

Congratulations Jessica!

 

Distinguished Student Award

The Fanshawe College Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to a student who has made a significant contribution to college life and/or the community and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Photo of Ryan LinthorneRyan Linthorne – Graduate of the Respiratory Therapy program 

Ryan began his studies at Fanshawe in 2014 and became a strong student leader and committed volunteer in the Respiratory care community. Ryan served as Director of Operations for the London Interprofessional Health Care Student's Association and Director of Public Affairs for the Respiratory Therapy Student Federation.  In May 2016, he represented Fanshawe at the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapy National Educational Conference in Ottawa, where he presented his research. Ryan volunteers with the Ontario Lung Association, assisting with special events and health promotion.
Ryan is currently employed by Grey Bruce Health Services Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre at University Hospital. He looks forward to continuing his studies in Respiratory Therapy, with the goal of achieving his Master's Degree.

Congratulations Ryan!