Each year, Fanshawe College presents a series of awards to deserving graduates. Many of these awards are presented in recognition of academic achievement, leadership and volunteerism.  Below is a list of this year’s recipients with a description of each award. Fanshawe congratulates these students for their extraordinary achievements.

 

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2021 Graduation Award Winners

Dean’s Academic Awards

Mitchell Dooreleyers

Computer Programmer Analyst Photo of Mitchell Dooreleyers

Mitchell’s favourite aspects of his Computer Programmer Analyst studies revolved around working with the C++ programming language, program design and faculty who taught software development and related topics in engaging ways, providing students opportunities to creatively apply their knowledge.

A peer-tutor during his studies, Mitchell lists both the Dean’s Academic Award and the Governor General’s Academic Medal as his proudest accomplishments.

He completed a co-op placement at Digital Boundary Group, a London-based IT security assurance services firm, where he worked on developing cyber security applications.

Mitchell currently works as a software developer at Varicent, a GTA-based software developer, where he applies his knowledge to machine learning applications.

 

 

 

Jaime Mellor

Recreation and Leisure Services Photo of Jaime Mellor

Jaime’s most memorable experiences from her program centre around discovering the various career pathways in recreation and leisure and opportunities to network with professionals in the field.

Jaime enjoyed connecting with others at Fanshawe, including at Oasis and The Out Back Shack. She took full advantage of the stress-busting pet therapy days during exams and the opportunity to study in all the great open spaces Fanshawe has to offer.

Beyond academics, Jaime is very involved with the children’s ministry of her church, works closely with two local homeless shelters to provide care packages to adults and youth in need and even finds time to pitch in during community cleanup events.

During her program, Jaime completed a co-op placement at Parkwood Hospital where she shadowed the recreation staff on the complex care unit as a recreation therapist assistant. She says having the hands-on opportunity to assess patients, create intervention plans and facilitate recreation programming gave her an appreciation for the importance of recreation therapy in a patient’s care. That experience has led Jaime to pursue graduate studies in Recreation Therapy with the goal of working with acquired brain injury or stroke patients in a rehabilitation setting.

 

 

Marlon Gaviria

Aircraft Structural Repair Technician

Marlon enjoyed being able to work and study at Fanshawe’s hangar at the London International Airport and learn from a group of experienced professors with extensive experience and knowledge working on a wide range of aircraft.

His favourite courses during his Aircraft Structural Repair Technician program involved hands-on work in the shop, particularly with sheet metal and composite techniques.

Marlon is currently working in the aviation industry.

 

 

Ricel Guinto

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management Photo of Ricel Guinto

The most memorable part of Ricel’s program was the Accommodation Management course taught by professor Kathy Butler who led the class through an in-depth look at hotel operations, including a series of enjoyable activities. Ricel also enjoyed her on-the-job training at The Chef’s Table, studying at the amphitheatre and spending her downtime in the student lounges and walking around Fanshawe’s gardens.

She lists her proudest accomplishments as graduating with a 4.2 GPA, making the President’s Honour Roll and remaining motivated to perform at the peak of her abilities despite being thousands of miles away from her family.

Ricel completed a co-op placement at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre working as an outlet server with duties to deliver excellent service to guests, keep the area organized and clean and balance cash at the end of her shift.

Ricel currently works as a customer service representative at the Bank of Montreal and hopes to pursue a career in the hospitality sector when the pandemic subsides.

 

 

Youssef Elkadri

Police Foundations (Accelerated) Photo of Youssef Elkadri

Youssef enjoyed progressing through the Police Foundations program with a group of like-minded and determined individuals who worked well together by encouraging, challenging and motivating each other during online lectures, training for fitness testing and participating as a group in the polar bear plunge.

In addition to representing his program on student council, Youssef says his proudest accomplishments are maintaining a place on the Dean’s Honour Roll throughout his studies and receiving the Dean’s Academic Award despite the challenge of studying online in an accelerated format.

He cares deeply about the well-being of his community. He currently works with GoodLife Fitness and Under Armour and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. In the future, he hopes to serve the community as a constable with the London Police Service.

 

 

Governor General’s Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Academic Medal recognizes a graduating full-time Fanshawe student who has achieved the highest academic standing (cumulative grade point average) from a diploma program.

Mitchell Dooreleyers

Computer Programmer Analyst Photo of Mitchell Dooreleyers

Mitchell’s favourite aspects of his Computer Programmer Analyst studies revolved around working with the C++ programming language, program design and faculty who taught software development and related topics in engaging ways, providing students opportunities to creatively apply their knowledge.

A peer-tutor during his studies, Mitchell lists both the Dean’s Academic Award and the Governor General’s Academic Medal as his proudest accomplishments.

He completed a co-op placement at Digital Boundary Group, a London-based IT security assurance services firm, where he worked on developing cyber security applications.

Mitchell currently works as a software developer at Varicent, a GTA-based software developer, where he applies his knowledge to machine learning applications.