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Perseverance pays off
Mike Kelly: "The grass is greener
when you love your career."

Making time for fitness when there isn't
time to breathe

Q&A with Ruth Vesterback,Georgian's Fitness Co-ordinator The Power of Alumni
Your Association donates $500,000 ALUMNIVIEW I summer 2009
to the Power of Education Campaign

Mike Kelly
Dr. Ted Vandevis
Mike Woods
Andy and Kim Moffett
Grad turns passion into Lifelong learning a Alumnus helps to steer Dynamic duo criss-crosses powerful tool for career family car business and United States to chase the future of CAI Director of
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FROM THE PRESIDENT Message fromBrian TamblynPresident and CEOGeorgian College Good news inbad times While headlines are fraught with distressing news, I am of its kind in Canada and one of very few in North pleased to be able to tel you there is a lot of good news America. Current enrolment in UPC stands at over happening here at Georgian. 2,000 ful - and part-time students in degree programs, up from 53 Laurentian University students in 2001.
Did you know Georgian's business is skyrocketing with diploma, degree and apprenticeship enrolment But with growth comes growing pains. Georgian has growing faster than any other Col ege in the province? reached a critical juncture. At the current rate of growth, we wil be out of space by September 2011. Combine Our enrolment intake in January increased a stagger- this space shortage with the critical need for more ing 53 per cent over January 2008. Our applications skil ed workers in Ontario, and we are looking at an for this fal are wel on track to establishing new al - institutional "perfect storm." time records.
But we are responding like never before. In the near Georgian is one of the local region's largest economic future, we are hopeful that Georgian wil be invest- drivers – with over $300 million in economic impact ing over $80 million into expansion projects. The largest per year being generated by our organization in the project is the Georgian Centre for Health and Wel - province – and over $150 million annually in Barrie ness at the Barrie Campus, a 165,000-square-foot and area alone.
expansion that will increase enrolment in Health Sciences to 3,000 students per year. This facility wil Over the past four decades, Georgian has evolved from also be home to leading-edge laboratories, technolo- a storefront operation at the Wel ington Plaza with gy-enhanced classrooms, and community-accessible 101 students to some 10,000 ful -time and 27,000 health care teaching clinics. At the time of writing, part-time students today - spread over seven campuses we have just received news that the federal and pro- across southern Georgian Bay, as wel as operations in vincial governments have agreed to contribute $40 India and China. million towards the $65.5-million project. A ground At a time when cities and towns struggle to bring breaking ceremony wil take place as early as this summer.
wel -paying jobs to this area, Georgian employs over As our plans for expansion and development in strategic 2,000 ful - and part-time staff. We are also providing areas become reality, we can ensure that Georgian more local talent with higher education and they are continues to be a key driver for growth in the regional using their acquired knowledge and skil s to begin and provincial economies. We're also working very successful ventures here, rather than in other medium diligently to ensure we offer every individual in our and large urban centres. community an opportunity for the best education Our most significant recent achievement has been and training possible.
the launch and unparallelled growth of Georgian's University Partnership Centre (UPC) – the only one
Message fromStephen McIntoshChairAlumni Association The importance of giving back Your Alumni Association has an impressive history ofgiving back to the College. Over the years, it has donated over a million dollars. That total includes contributions of $45,000 to the Barrie athletic centre Stephen McIntosh (centre), Chair of the Alumni Association, and $300,000 to build the Alumni Courtyard. In presents a cheque to Tom Ambeau, Chair of the POE Campaign and Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College.
2002, it donated $600,000 to key projects such the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Alumni Hall, and the Orillia athletic centre.
Giving back in these difficult economic times is even more vital to the success of our alma mater. With the Power of Education campaign, the Col ege is raising much needed funds for growth and pro-gram development to ensure Georgian continues to meet the needs of students, employers and the communities in which it operates. These dollars will help build a Georgian Centre for Health and Wellness, a Centre for Sustainable Technologies, a revitalized hospitality and tourism program, and fund critical advancements at the Owen Sound, Midland and Muskoka campuses. The campaign wil also help grow the Georgian awards and schol-arships program.
I'm thrilled to tell you that $17 million of the cam-paign's $25 million goal has been met, and your Alumni Association has played a key role in this with the recent announcement of a $500,000 gift to the Power of Education campaign. This gift wil help the future success of Georgian and its students.
With this contribution, donations by the Alumni As-sociation have reached over $1.5 million. We areimmensely proud of our philanthropic mandate, and our continued support of Georgian Col ege.
Mike Kelly
Turning a passion into
a profession

With a zeal that rivals that of a "Actual y, I had a winter job selling television evangelist, Mr. Knickers, this quirky curling and mini-putt "This just doesn't
sporting bright green knickers and device to schools and a teacher a matching bow tie, exhorts a said to me that it's too bad golf feel like working.
gymnasium ful of energetic kids isn't taught in schools." to give golf a try. Students, freed It's really a
from a rigid regimen of books and For Kel y, the seed was sown. He blackboards, faithfully respond, developed Mr. Knickers and his eager for a chance to swing an unique ‘Golf4Kidz' program, oversized plastic club and to cata- which aimed to introduce all pult tennis balls at Sticky Dave, elementary school children to the Mr. Knickers' loyal sidekick.
game of golf. The program led Kelly across Ontario and to his Mr. Knickers and Sticky Dave are two-time nomination for the characters created by Georgian Premier's Award of Excel ence by Col ege alumnus Mike Kel y, who Georgian Col ege.
developed a ground-breaking golfprogram for kids in 2003 that Kel y worked for ClubLink, one of married golf with education, the country's best-known golf club creating a match made in heaven.
owner/operators, while running the Golf4Kidz program. In 2006 he "I guess you could say this is not joined the Golf Association of a typical golf program," said Kel y Ontario (GAO) to lead a new incar- of his concept that has helped to nation of his unique program, the shatter the staid stereotype that Cal away Golf in Schools program, many people conjure when they and to facilitate the GAO's player think of golf. "But the idea, and development initiatives. one of the reasons I dress up as Mr. Knickers, is to make it fun for Under Kelly's direction, Callaway the kids. We want to ensure that Golf in Schools has reached more the kids remember this presentation than 25,000 students since its and, more importantly, we want inception in June of 2007, and them to get excited about golf. has led to the development of a It's a great game and we want national Golf in Schools program. everyone to be exposed to it." The program sees golf incorporatedinto the school curriculum with a That's why Kelly created the multi-step approach to promoting program and, when it began, physical activity while ensuring travelled to various elementary students have a positive experi- schools to present it – for free. ence with golf at a young age.
"I'm really happy to bring
some exposure to the game
Mike Kelly, a.k.a. Mr. Knickers, teaches kids the fun of golf.
and Georgian College."
His passion and tireless dedication program, his enthusiasm for the just doesn't feel like working. It's to introduce the game to a new golf industry never ceased to amaze really a dream job." generation of golfers helped Kel y me and his instructors," said Doey. win the Canadian PGA's Jack "His contribution to the growing While the awards and honours are McLaughlin Junior Leader of game of golf in Canada is outstand- gratifying, he said it's time with kids the Year Award in 2008. That ing. Mike is one of Georgian's ‘al that really makes the hard work followed on the heels of the stars' and is living/working proof worthwhile. "When I'm in the gym Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year of the variety of great opportuni- with the kids, it's just the best," for Juniors Award he won earlier ties that exist for our golf manage- says Kel y with a smile. "Especial y in the year.
when we're introducing the game to kids who have never played it." "To win a national award and But it took Kel y a while to discover to be chosen from a field that what he really wanted to do. After He encourages current students includes more than 3,500 people serving as captain of the golf to work hard and persevere – and is really unbelievable," said Kelly, team for four of his five years at not to be afraid to take a chance.
"I'm certainly proud of that and high school, he won a scholarship "When I first started the Golf4Kidz I'm really happy to bring some to a Division II school in Kentucky. program it was a real uphil battle, exposure to the game and Geor- And while the experience was but I didn't give up. I am really grate- gian Col ege. It's fantastic." mostly positive, he soon discov- ful to Brad Doey and Georgian ered that competitive golf was not College. That experience has opened Brad Doey, co-ordinator of golf- his passion.
all these doors. And it can do the related programs at Georgian, couldn't agree more.
"To me, it really comes down tofinding out what your passion is," "During Mike's time with us in the said Kel y. "At Georgian, I was able Professional Golf Management to discover that passion and this ALUMNIVIEW · 5
Lifelong learning a powerful
tool for career success

Dr. Ted Vandevis has always been a lover of the great outdoors. Years agowhen he sat down with a guidance counsellor in his final year at Banting "I was well
Memorial High School in Alliston, Ont., Vandevis said he dreamed of a job where he could work outside.
prepared because
His guidance counsellor laid out some options – one of which was a new of the program I
program being offered at Georgian Col ege. "So, I applied to Georgian for this new Water Resources Technology program, paid my $195 (tuition) and took at Georgian."
a few weeks later, I started." It was a decision he has never regretted. And it's a background that he stilfal s back on – even though he graduated in 1977. Vandevis said the Georgian program, headed up by Bob Marshal , was "a fabulous continuation of high school math and science and provided a solid foundation for the future." Once he graduated from Georgian, Vandevis thought he would fol ow the path of many grads who were being hired by Bell Canada. He applied but was unsuccessful.
He then learned that Barrie's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was looking for some new blood. And he was soon hired by the municipal utility, where he spent 11 years and rose in the ranks to become the foreman of water operations.
"That job taught me so much about hands-on working with a water utility," said Vandevis, now 53. "And, without a doubt, I was wel prepared because of the program I took at Georgian. To me, that program should be a mandatory prerequisite for anyone who wants to work in the water business." Vandevis recal s with a smile "Georgian was a marvellous experience. My time there also fuelled in me a desire to learn more – even though when I first graduated I was under the mistaken understanding that my education was over. Nothing could have been further from the truth." In fact, it was only the beginning. His job at the Barrie PUC constituted a practical learning lab. After more than a decade there, he left to becomea health and safety consultant for the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association(EUSA). In that job, he was on the road for about 150 nights a year. He became a crusader for safety. He was later promoted to field co-ordinator and was flying home from Sault Ste. Marie when he read a magazine on 6 · ALUMNIVIEW
the airplane that would alter his path dramatically. "It talked about how you could earn a master's degree without an undergraduate degree," re-cal ed Vandevis. "At the time, my boss was nearing retirement and I asked if they would support me in pursuing a master's degree so that I might be considered for his job some day." So Vandevis went back to school. He studied part-time while continuing to work ful -time. In 1996 he graduated from the Ivey School of Business with an MBA. Two years later, he was named president of EUSA. At that time, there were 23,000 employees under the EUSA umbrella and about 850 lost-time injuries a year. That number fluctuated but Vandevis knew one thing: it was too high.
"One of the guiding
philosophies of my life is to
pursue lifelong learning."
"In 1999, our board decided to set a vision to have zero lost-time injuries," recal ed Vandevis. "That took courage and guts. many of my peers scoffed at the idea and wondered why I would jeopardize my reputation by doing this. My answer? How could we not try?" Setting the goal for 2011, Vandevis went about making it a reality. At times, he wondered if it was possible. Then, last year, he went to Japan where he visited Hitachi. Thatmassive Japanese corporation, with 384,000 employees, had just one lost-time injury in six months. "That really solidified to me that we could do this," said Vandevis. As of 2008, while the EUSA membership had grown to 50,000, the injuries dropped to just 390, the best injury experience of any sector in Ontario. Dr. Ted Vandevis, Georgian alumnus ‘77.
But Vandevis also knew that he needed help. He de-cided to pursue a PhD in organizational management – an "Georgian gave me a beautiful foundation and a desire online program from Capella University, Minnesota. He to learn more. I'm a firm believer that an organization is graduated last year – 31 years after earning his first post- only as strong as the capacity of its people and you have secondary degree. "One of the guiding philosophies of to set an example. It's not enough to believe it; you have my life is to pursue lifelong learning," said Dr. Vandevis. ALUMNIVIEW · 7
Alumnus helps to steer
family car business and
the future of CAI

Mike Woods grew up around cars Financial, at Nissan Canada and at "It's my turn to give
amid a family immersed in the auto a Chrysler dealership in Toronto. industry. So when he discovered "I got three different angles on back to Georgian,
that Georgian Col ege had opened the business and that was really its ground-breaking Canadian Auto- which really gave me
motive Institute in 1985, he couldn't wait to head to Barrie.
When he graduated, he had no plans to return home to the family- He started when the program was run Wellington Motors Chrysler in its infancy, graduating in 1989 dealership in Guelph, where he with a 92 per cent average. Along had worked, on and off, part- the way, he won two scholarships.
time, since he was 10. Woods had And 20 years later, he maintains signed a contract to work with that Georgian put him in the fast Ford in the U.S., but, in the end, lane to success. While the program blood proved thicker than water, was "fantastic," he said the in- and he returned home.
novative speaker series stands out in his mind to this day. But what "My father and I learned that we also made a critical and lasting complemented each other quite impact were the program's Auto well," said Woods. Show and its co-op program.
Even though he was set to work at "My first year was just the second the family-run business started by year of the program so back then, his grandfather in 1940, that didn't the Auto Show was not what it is mean he walked into a cushy job.
today," said Woods of what has evolved into North America's largest "I started in sales and although outdoor, student-run show. "But it's not my forte, I loved it," said it was an excellent experience, Woods, who was named sales- where I had a chance to work with person of the month 13 times in a manufacturer and I got a real-life two years and was ranked 26th look at the industry." in all of Canada. "Then, I became service manager and did that for The three different co-ops he com- five years," said Woods. "I truly pleted during his time at Georgian loved that job; it taught me so also provided invaluable experi- much about a customer's expe- ence. "I went into my co-op experience rience, about patience, about with a plan," said Woods. "I want- people. it was very good for ed to work for a manufacturer, me." It was also good for the a dealership and in the finance dealership and its customers.
end of things." And he did just that, working a stint at Chrysler Woods won Chrysler's Service & 8 · ALUMNIVIEW
"I went into my co-op
experience with a plan."
Mike Woods, Georgian alumnus, is driven to succeed.
Parts Excel ence Award all five years He said it's a battle to fight the As a former student, Woods brings and won performance award trips perception of gloom. "We know a unique perspective. "The Board as one of the top service managers that if our employees don't have talks about budgets, enrolment and confidence, how can our clients? the curriculum. Recently there was But we're keeping pace with last talk about the validity of the Following that, he became co- year. so far, it's not as bad as co-op program and I was able dealer principal with his father, many are saying." to give them my views on how Ted. They're co-owners, with important it is." Mike running the dealership's And that's an important message day-to-day operations; a challenge for the next generation of students For this father of two young chil- in these tough economic times.
to hear, said Woods. "It takes hard dren who still plays hockey and work and perseverance to be suc- works out regularly, it's important "You have to go back to 1979 cessful at the best of times," said to give back. "It's my turn to give to find a time like this. But we've Woods. "That's why I agreed to back to Georgian, which really adopted a strategy that starts with come back and sit on the Board gave me my foundation and it's keeping our employees happy. of Directors for the Canadian something I want to do." said Many dealerships have laid off Automotive Institute. I want to Woods. "Sitting on the Board is a people; we chose not to, and, we pass on some of that experience." even gave them a raise." ALUMNIVIEW · 9
Helen and Arch Brown Our first-ever Honorary
Alumni Award winners
By Tina HurstAlumni Development Officer, Georgian College As part of a celebration held on January 20, 2009, Stephen McIntosh, Chair of the Alumni Association, presented the inaugural Honorary Alumni Award to Helen and Arch Brown. Helen and Arch have been involved with the College since it s beginning over 40 years ago. They have given their time and money over and over again, and have always been great advocates of students, both current and past. You can see their name on the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Visual Arts; Arch was instrumental in the establishment of CAI; and, he sits on various boards within the Col ege. Arch has also received both the Fellow- ship of Georgian Col ege and an honorary degree. The designation of honorary alumni Helen Brown receives the first-ever Honorary Alumni Award is something that the Alumni As- from Alumni Association Chair Stephen McIntosh.
sociation has put a lot of thought into, and recently added to its The Browns are very deserving Helen and Arch Brown Honorary constitution. It will be bestowed of the first-ever Honorary Alumni Alumni Award.
upon individuals who have made Award, and in recognition of this, a significant contribution to the the award has been renamed the advancement of Georgian Col ege through financial, academic or advocacy merits and have dem- onstrated their understanding of the importance of alumni to the sustainability of Georgian College. It will not necessarily be handed out every year, only when the Alumni Association Board of Directors finds an individual who it feels is worthy of the honor. Indi- viduals awarded honorary alumni status will enjoy all of the same rights and privileges bestowed upon a graduate alumni.
The Power of Education Campaign A publication keeping Georgian supporters connected
$40 million in infrastructure funding breathes
life into Georgian health sciences expansion
Georgian's plan to build a new Centre for Health
and Wellness on its Barrie Campus got a huge
shot in the arm on May 29 when the provincial
and federal governments announced they would
be designating a total of $40 million to the project.
With $10 million already raised from generous
Georgian supporters through the Power of Educa-
tion Campaign, it was deemed enough funding
to begin breaking ground on the expansion
as early as this summer.
"We know the funds from donors were instrumen-tal in helping Georgian to secure the government funding. Those dollars prove that the Georgian community is rallying behind this project," saidTom Ambeau Sr., Chair, Power of Education Cam-paign. "Thank you to all donors who made thisimportant project a reality." A million dollar moment! (l-r) Arch Brown, Chris Treschak
(representing Georgian students), Brian Tamblyn and
The 165,000-square-foot building will be the Helen Brown display the Brown's $1 million donation largest expansion in Georgian's history. It will: to the Georgian Centre for Health and Wellness. Given at the beginning of the year, it is the largest (non-Gov- increase the number of health care profes- ernment) campaign donation for the project to date.
sionals in the community as Georgian will be able to double the number of health sciences program enrolment spaces to 3,000, helping year, they gave a $1 million donation in trust to to off set a skills shortage.
help build the Centre.
improve access to health care services, as thenew facility will have public-accessible teach- "By contributing such a large sum, Helen and ing health clinics where students will gain I hope our generosity will spur others in the valuable practical skills. community to join us in supporting students – the future providers of health services make university studies more accessible local- in the region," said Arch.
ly because Georgian will have the required laboratories and space to expand the numberof degree and advanced degree programs Other key donations have been made by many in available on local campuses.
the Georgian community including the Students' Administrative Council; the Alumni Association; Arch and Helen Brown, long-time supporters of Georgian staff ; the Board of Governors and from Georgian, said they strongly believe a donation generous leaders in the community such as BMO to the proposed new facility for the Barrie Cam- Bank of Montreal; Corporation of the County of pus is a contribution to the heart of local health Simcoe; RBC Foundation; Lions Club of Barrie; City care, and a "key solution" to future health care of Barrie and TD Bank.
challenges. It's why, at the beginning of the A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 Students and alumni serve up major gifts at donor
celebration dinner; staff and board also contribute
It was a special dinner that had all the right ingredients - culinary delights, exciting announcements and students showcasing their expertise for 90 of Georgian's Gov-ernors' Circle donors.
The theme of this year's Governors' Circle recognitiondinner was "Georgian Abroad" celebrating the fact that the hospitality students will, for the fi rst time, have the opportunity to learn in Europe. Attendees enjoyed dishes from France, Italy, Germany, England, Switzer-land and Canada. Donors were joined by Stephen McIntosh, chair of the Alumni Association, and the members of the Students' Administrative Council (SAC). The Alumni Association announced a $500,000 contribution to Georgian's Power of Education Campaign for growth, and SAC told the crowd its council will be making a $100,000 gift to the Centre for Health and Wellness, and a $50,000 gift toward the Centre for Sustainable Technologies - two of Georgian's largest expansion priorities. It was also announced by Brian Tamblyn, Georgian's President and CEO, that Georgian staff members havebeen stepping up to support the plans for growth through Georgian students prepare and serve dishes that represent an internal fundraising initiative. In three months, cuisine from an array of European countries. $203,000 was donated by generous employees. And, 100 per cent of those on the Georgian Board of Gover-nors have donated to the campaign.
Tamblyn pointed out that Governors' Circle members have set an example of generosity that has spurred on support from many new sources.
"Governors' Circle members were among the
fi rst to recognize the value of Georgian . ."
"Governors' Circle members were among the first to recognize the value of Georgian to our community and region. Your willingness to donate so generously eachyear inspired us to take on the Power of Education Cam-paign knowing how much you believe in what we aredoing at Georgian," said Tamblyn. "On behalf of our staff and students, thank you for your continual support and encouragement." A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 Lions Club of Barrie backs Georgian's vision for
Opticianry health care clinic with a $250,000 donation
When members of the Lions Club of Barrie look to countless numbers of local students and residents in the future, they are excited to see greater access to need of vision health care," said Carol Ellis, Lions Club vision care health services for local residents. That's of Barrie president. "It will also give students a lead- because the generous group made a $250,000 do- ing-edge environment to learn in, with the benefit nation to Georgian to help build a new Opticianry of working on real patients. It's a win-win for every- health care clinic in the future Georgian Centre for Health and Wellness.
The clinic, which will also be a practical learning area "The Lions have an international mandate to stand for students, will off er the services of an on-site optom- behind initiatives that work to end preventable etrist and optician, and be a storefront for eye wear. blindness, and we believe this donation will help This opticianary clinic willbe one of a number ofteaching health clinics tobe made available in the Centre for Health and Wellness. Photo: Carol Ellis, president of the Lions Club of Barrie, has her glasses examined by Geor-gian's on-site optician, Mark Wilcox. Lion Bryon McLellan, Fred Brox and Joanne Craig observe.
Power of Education Campaign generously supported
Campaign goal and progress
Thanks to so many Georgian supporters, $17 million has been raised towards the $25 million Power of Education Campaign goal. The campaign is the largest in Georgian's history, and will help build key projects that will have a positive impact on local health care services, regional employment and the economy.
Find out more about how dollars raised will benefit the entire region at A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 Thank you for your generous donations!
Georgian College gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, corporations and organizations for their support in 2008. *Names marked with an "(A)" are Georgian alumni Joanne Duggan (A) Gregg Levis & Lorraine Levis Christine Redfern Jane Rees & David Rees Barbara Weider & George Weider Connie Adams (A)(A)) Steve & Cyndi Lewis Steve Lichty & Cindy Lichty Marnie Rice & Greg Rice Donald Lighthall (A) Pamela Whittle-Cutler Gay M. Ainsworth (A) Jacqueline Limoges Christine Robertson (A) John Lister & Donna Lister Thomas Ambeau Sr. & Rhodell Ambeau F. Joseph Anderson Debra Witmer Allen Linda Love & Dr. Michael Collins Ron E. Lynch & Joanne Lynch Jennifer Rousseau Catherine Zaritsky Terry MacFarlane (A) Marco Ruscitti (A) Susan Barker & Dan Barker Lisa Eveleigh & David Eveleigh William MacKenzie Stephen Flowers (A) & Susan Flowers William Fountain (A) Lesley M. MacMaster P. Robert MacMillan 1711131 Ontario Inc.
Joseph Francoz & Diane Francoz Colin MacNeil (A) Kimberly Sanders (A) A. & G. Hodgkinson Sales Ltd.
John Battaglia (A) Karen L. MacPhatter A.J. Lanzarotta Wholesale Fruit & Vegetables Ltd.
Janice Schmidt & Tim Schmidt ACL Student Benefi ts Sharon Beaulac (A) Frederick C. Fullerton Acuity Digital lmaging Frank Gallant & Elizabeth Gallant Adanac Realty Limited Tamara Benoit (A) ADESA Automotive Services LP Chris R. B. Gariepy & Debra Gariepy ADP Dealer Services Ltd.
Advertising Program Donald Garrie (A) Carrie Shaw & David Shaw Donna Billes (A) & David Billes Michael Sheasgreen Air Force Association of Canada Barbara J. Marshall Air Georgian Ltd.
Nancy A. Blain (A) Alcon Canada Inc.
Alex Milne Associates Ltd.
Marie-Noelle Bonicalzi Scott E. Gillanders (A) George Mashinter & Carrie Mashinter Jennifer Sheremeto (A) Algoma Central Corporation Geoff rey J. Booth Jamie Massie & Wendy Massie Algonquin Automotive Anne Matheson Colquhoun Association of Registered Interior Designers Brian Tamblyn & Lisa McCarthy-Tamblyn (A) Association of Universities and Colleges James Graham & Sheila Graham Ralph Braden & Rosalla Braden Cheryl M. Simpson John A. McCullough & Phyl McCullough Autism Society Ontario Automobile Dealers' Association of Roy Bridge & Vicki Bridge Katherine McDonald Tim Bridge & Ann Bridge Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association Howard Gwin & Patti Gwin Aviation Advisory Board Eric Broger & Kay-Anne Broger Peter Stellatos (A) Aviva Canada Inc.
Beverley Hamilton Sharon McDonald (A) Robert Stephens (A) Balfour Capital Inc.
Arch J. Brown & Helen Brown Robert Hamilton & Donna Hamilton Paul Hammond & Shirley Hammond Tracey McGruthers-Dusome Bank of Montreal - Harris Private Banking Stephen McIntosh (A) Michael R. Stephenson Barrie Civitan Club Howard Brox (A) & Tara Brox Ronald G. Stevens & Jean Stevens Barrie Construction Association Barrie Equipment Sales Inc.
Shelley McMurray (A) Barrie Gem & Mineral Club Tyler Hastings (A) John McNabb & Jackie McNabb Bernie Still & Heather Still Barrie Glass & Mirror Ltd.
Dr. Steven Hatfi eld Arlene Stone & Don Stone Barrie Huronia Sweet Adelines Deborah Bumstead (A) Barrie Press (1994) Inc.
Gabriele Heinrich Barrie Professional Firefi ghters Association Linda Frank & Kenneth Burgess James Henderson (A) Barrie Welding & Machine (1974) Ltd.
Robert Burk & Sheila Burk (A) Bassmania Tournaments Inc.
April Herbert-Cross (A) Richard Swinton (A) Bayfi eld Mall Merchant Association Christie Cadotte & Michael Cadotte Bayshore Home Health Lorraine C. Callaghan Cindy-Lou Switzer (A) Beaver Valley Ski Club Cherylyn Cameron & John Cameron Benjamin Moore & Co. Limited Ronald Taylor & Janet Taylor Bennett Dunlop Ford Hank Thibideau & Claire Thibideau Bernafon Canada Ltd.
Derrick Carmichael (A) Ross Mitchell & Davis Mitchell Block Parent Program of Canada Inc.
Barbara Carriere (A) Doug Moon & Fran Moon Blue Mountain Resorts Limited Tom Chapman & Nancy Chapman Barbara Moore (A) Bob Kozminski's Keystone Ford Jean-Luc Charbonneau (A) Tina Hurst (A) & Ian Hurst Cassandra Thompson & Michael Boston Pizza Foundation Christina Chathline Brewery Bay Food Company Bruce Peninsula - Sportsmens Association Laurene Christmann Richard Morano (A) David Tisch & Karen Tisch Gregory Mullen (A) Catherine Torella Marie Constantino Andrea Murray (A) Buckeye Tourist and Sporting Enterprises Elizabeth Jarnicki Rebbeca Truax (A) & David McNamara C.C. Marine Distributors Inc.
C.E. Elliott and Sons Ltd.
Lori A. Johnson (A) Daniel M. Crowe (A) Caledon Ski Club Limited John D. Cunningham (A) William R. Newman Cambria Design Build Cameco Corporation Victoria Northcott Sylvia Van Der Wag Can Save Supply & Distribution George Dangerfi eld Bob Kennedy & Debbie Kennedy Linda & Murray Van Rassel Canada Cutlery Inc.
Seok Cheng Ong (A) Canada Student Residence Corporation Alan Dawson & Marjorie Dawson Canadian Advertising Research Cheryl & Arthur VanLaarhoven Canadian Auto Show Managers Association Michele DeHetre-Williams Canadian Aviation Historical Society Pamela Kinzie & George Kinzie Barry Peacock & Liz Anderson-Peacock (Toronto Chapter) Kathryn Peet & Lennard Peet Canadian Aviation Students Organization Nina Koniuch & Bill Koniuch Melissa Pepper (A) Canadian Crane & Hoist Manufacturing Ltd.
Paul Voorheis & Jane Voorheis Canadian Federation of University Women Bonnie DeWitt (A) & Jack Lynch Gabrielle Koopmans (A) Jackson S. Playne Nancy Wagner Wisotzki Andrew Kornacki (A) Canadian Hospitality Foundation Charlotte Wallis & Paul Wallis Canadian International Auto Show Ltd.
Heather Dix & Martin Dix Canadian Jewellery Group Canadian Maritime Union - Local 4401 Salim Dolmaya (A) Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Gerald La Chapelle CANPLAS Industries Ltd.
Donald Lander & Dorothy Lander Don Pratt & Christine V. Pratt Catherine Wareham CARQUEST CANADA LTD.
Alexandra Drohan & Pat Drohan Kathryn Weatherall (A) A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 CDN Land Surveyors Inc.
International Association of Administrative Toronto Convention & Visitors Association Dan Gallant Memorial Education Fund Centennial Optical Limited Toronto Golf Club Dell Canada Scholarship Central Ontario GM Dealers Association International Ship Masters Association OTA Education Foundation Inc.
Totten Sims Hubicki Associates Dick Conlin Scholarship Ottawa New Car Dealers Association Dominon Automotive Industries IPSOS-Reid Corporation Otto's Service Centre Ltd.
Town of Bracebridge Donald R. McKillican Scholarship IRVINE Carpet Warehouse & Decorating Owen Sound & District Chamber of Dr. Bette Stevenson Award of Excellence CGA - Certifi ed General Accountants Toyota Canada Foundation Dr. Noel G. Stephenson Memorial Award J J L Events Inc.
Owen Sound Attack Hockey Club Trader Corporation E. Hergert Nursing Bursary Chin & Orr Professional Corporation J.A.L. Enterprises Ltd.
Owen Sound Council Transcontinental Printing Inc.
Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation J.H. Varty Machinery Ltd.
Owen Sound Transportation Company Transportation Lease Systems Inc.
Eleanor Bauckham Presley Memorial Cisco Systems Canada Co.
Treefrog Interactive Inc.
CIT Financial Ltd.
Jarlette Health Services Paris Marine Ltd.
Tricor Automotive Group Erin McBride Memorial Scholarship Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc.
Parkbridge Marina's Tridan Developmts Limited Estate of Harris Steele John O. Butler Company Payne Marine Ltd.
United Parcel Service F.W. Ardern Memorial Award Clare Moore Refrigeration Johnson Inc.
Peacock Group Inc.
Upper Lakes Shipping Inc.
Fine Arts Scholarships JohnsonDiversey Canada, Inc.
Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc.
Frances Elizabeth Caster Award K & H Engines Ltd.
Performance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Gail LaChapelle Nursing Award Co-Auto Co-operative Inc.
Peter McPhie Professional Corporation Gordon Rumbel Endowment Coca-Cola Bottling Company Kelleher Ford Sales Pickering Harbour Company Limited Volkswagen Canada Inc.
Graham Dyer Mature Student Entrance Coleman Care Centre Kemble and District Lions Club Plaza Chevrolet Hummer Cadillac Inc.
Volvo Penta Canada Inc.
Collins Bay Marina Kempenfelt Graphics Group Inc.
Point Pleasant Marina Ltd.
W.M. Ward Publishing Ltd.
Harry J. Addison Scholarship Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Kempenfelt Masonic Lodge Port Colborne Warehousing Ltd. (Tul Wallwin Electric Services Ltd.
Honda Canada Manufacturing Endowed Region, Inc.
Keswick Marine (1977) Limited Safety Equipment) Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Community Foundation of Oakville Port Elgin Super 8 Motel Way Da Grow Forestry Inc.
Howard Carter Memorial Award Community Foundation of Orillia & Area Kiwanis Club of Barrie Positive E Solutions Inc.
Wells Fargo Auto Finance Hydro One Inc. Scholarship Company of Master Mariners of Canada Kiwanis Club of Kempenfelt Bay Wiarton Marina Ltd.
Ian Cowles Memorial Award Compass Goup Canada KM Property Services Powerstream North Williamson - Uxbridge GM IT Endowment Fund CooperVision Canada Corp.
Premiere Van Lines Wolf Steel Ltd.
James C. Massie Automotive Award Corporation of the City of Owen Sound Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre Prodomax Automation Inc.
Womens Automotive Assoc. Int'l Jan Livingston Memorial Award Corporation of the County of Simcoe L.F. Burgess & Assoc. Ltd.
Provmar Fuels Inc.
Jean Stevenson Award Corporation of the Municipality of La Cie McCormick Canada Co.
Pryde Schropp McComb, Inc.
Women's Owners Network Joe Leech Memorial Award for Excellence La Fleche Roofi ng (1992) Limited Purvis Marine Ltd.
John Hart Memorial Scholarship Corporation of the Town of Bracebridge Lafarge Canada Inc.
Queensway Volkswagon Inc.
Woodard and Company Limited Jonathan Poechman Memorial Award Correctional Service Canada Laurentian University Quota Club of Barrie Woods Park Care Centre Inc.
K. Kaplinski Memorial Scholarship Lefroy Harbour Resorts Inc.
Quota Club of Orillia Inc.
World Floor Covering Association Kenneth W. Harrigan Scholarships County of Simcoe Law Association Leggat Pontiac Buick Cadillac Limited R.J.H. Hotels Inc.
Worth Manufacturing Kim Miller Memorial Award CR Acquisitions, Inc.
Les Marmitons Barrie Chapter R.T. Doty Ltd.
Wright's Marina Limited Kimberley Ellen Beasleigh Memorial Craigleith Ski Club Liberty Design Group Rama Moccasin and Smoke Xerox Canada Ltd.
Libman and Company Ltd.
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Krista Sepp Memorial Scholarship DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.
Life 100.3 - A Division of Trust Communi- L.M. Arnott Memorial Award cations Ministries Lesley Dicks Memorial Award Dell Financial Services Canada Lions Club of Barrie Reynolds & Reynolds (Canada) Ltd.
Lion's Club of Barrie OSOTF Desmasdon Boat Works Little Gull Marina Lloyd Thomson Bursary Devil's Glen Country Club Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.
Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance Manitoba Motor Dealers Association Donnelly Automotive Group Doral Marine Resort Maitland Valley Marina Limited Rob's Marine Service Inc.
Marine Industry - Peers Award Duurstede Grooming Products Major's Pharmacy Inc.
ROI Management Ltd.
Marine Industry Award - Graduate E.L. Fordham Motors Limited Marketing Research and Intelligence Ross Mitchell Family Foundation Mark Sellick Memorial Award Ed Huck Marine Ltd.
Rotary Club of Barrie - Huronia Metro Toronto Ford Dealers' Award ELCAN Optical Technologies McAsphalt Marine Transportation Limited Rotary Club of Barrie - Kempenfelt Michael Ebanks Award Elco Fine Foods Inc.
McCray Optical Supply Inc.
Rotary Club of Orillia Mimi Khonsari Travel and Study Award Enterprise Rent A Car McCullough Sales Agency Rowntree Enterprises Inc.
Monica Drake Scholarship Environics Research Group Limited McGregor On-The-Water Royal Bank of Canada Ontario Snow Resorts Association Awards Eric C. Taves Barrister & Solicitor McKeil Marine Ltd.
Royal Chev-Olds-Cadillac Inc.
Amora Portrait Studio Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Estate of Harris Steele McKnight Charron Laurin Inc. Architects Royal Doulton Canada Ltd.
Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) Expertech Network Installation Inc.
Royal Pontiac Buick G.M.C. Inc.
Orillia Dragon Boat Scholarship Fairmont Hotels Inc.
MDA Education Foundation Royal Victoria Hospital Orillia Police Association Award Featherson Charitable Foundation Mercer Tool Corp.
Royal Victoria Hospital Auxiliary Beauty Supply Outfi t OSOTF - Lillian Marshall Ferguson Barristers Mercury Marine Ltd.
Royal Victoria Hospital Medical Staff Candura Instruments OSOTF - Tourism Commission First Impression Denture Clinic Michael Boyer Pontiac Buick GMC Russell Security Services Inc.
Canon Canada Inc.
OSTOF - Chawkers Foundation Saint Elizabeth Health Care OSTOF - Marie King Memorial DVA Flatfee Realty Inc., Brokerage Sanyo Canada Inc.
Compudata Systems OSTOF - Metis Training Initiatives Flex-n-Gate Seeburn Sarah Beveridge Contemporary Art Corporation of the City of Owen Sound OSTOF - Simcoe College Foundation Ford Motor Company Mitchell's Bay Marine Park Limited Saskatoon Jubilee Ford Duckworth's Fish & Chips Peter John Donald Memorial Award Mitchinson Planning & Development East Side Mario's President's Endowment Consultants Inc.
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Rameses Shrine Yacht Club Award Fundraising & Resource Development Reisenecker Entrance Award Molson Ontario Breweries Seaway Marine Transport Robert Caster Award Gagnon's Your Independent Grocer Monague Native Crafts Ltd.
Sexton's Mechanical Limited Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club Robert P. Crawford Memorial Award Gambhir's Import International Ltd.
Moore Packaging Corporation Shadows Hair Design Ron Hartman Award Garland Commercial Ranges Limited Morton Youth Services Simcoe Community Services Foundation Ross A. Morrison Award Murray Demolition Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association Rotary Club of Barrie - Kempenfelt Award General Motors Corporation Muskoka & District Chefs Association Simcoe County Dental Hygienists Society Japan Camera Centre Georgian Advertising Association Muskoka Lumber & Building Supplies Simcoe County Law Association Kelsey's Restaurant Scholarship Endowment Fund Georgian Bay Arts and Crafts Association Simcoe County Policing Authorities Key and Gift Shop Simcoe County Heavy Construction Asso- Georgian College Alumni Association Myerson's Ltd.
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School ciation Sewer & Water Main Scholarship Georgian Copy & Printers Nadro Marine Services Limited Medical Pharmacies Group Inc.
Smart Serve Ontario Scholarship Georgian International Group of National Marine Manufacturers As- Sirius Tabletop Corporation Montana's Restaurant Stan Hodge Memorial Scholarship Skelton Brumwell & Associates Inc.
Stephen Flowers - UPS Award Georgian Mall - Cadillac Fairview Ski Resort Operations Program RONA Cashway - London Georgian Pontiac Buick GMC Inc.
New Brunswick Automobile Dealers Skyline Marina Ltd.
SFA Sanifl o Inc.
Susan and George McCague Award Gibson & Adams LLP Smiths Aerospace Components - Orillia Sluyter Company Ltd.
Glass Tech Glass & Trim New Car Dealers Foundation of BC Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.
Technology Faculty Award Global Upholstery Co. Inc.
Nikon Optical Canada Inc.
Vanguard Piping Systems (Canada) Inc.
Ted Fullerton Scholarship Golf Association of Ontario Nissan Canada Inc.
Staples Business Depot Tedlo Endowment Fund ti Art Inc.
Nokia Products Ltd.
Stewart Foodservice Inc.
West Guilford Store Thomas P. Owens Memorial Award Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce Northern GM Dealers Association Western Mechanical Electrical Millwright Tom Hipwell Memorial Award Greater Barrie Home Builders Association Nottawasaga Chiropractic & Wellness Stringer, Brisbin, Humphrey Barristers Services Ltd.
Tom Osborne Memorial Award Greater Toronto Airports Authority Wolverine Tube (Canada) Inc.
Tourism Barrie Scholarship Grey Bruce Health Services OACETT Georgian Bay Chapter Students Administrative Council Toyota Foundation Scholarships Gym-Con Ltd.
Oakgrange Investments Ltd.
Summer Suites & Conference Services UPS Foundation Scholarship H. & W. Perrin Company Limited ce of the President Summit Ford Sales (1982) Ltd.
W J Robertson Burasry H.J. Pfaff Motors OFFICE SOURCE inc.
Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Water Resources Award Hales Family & Friends Ontario Accommodation Association Taboo Resort-Golf-Spa Alan Kuzmich Memorial Scholarship Wayne FJ Busch Endowment Ontario Association of Social Workers, Taylor Ford Sales Ltd.
Alumni Association Endowment Bursary William K. Caldwell Scholarship Handy & Harman of Canada Limited Huronia Highlands Auto Show Auction Women Owners Network Award Harbor Vue Marina Limited Ontario Automobile Dealers Association Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Award of Excellence for Women in Wysoglad Opportunities Award Harmonize for Speech Fund Ontario Block Parent Program Inc.
TELUS Communications Co.
Ontario Educational Credit Union Tenneco Automotive BCG Business Capital Group Award Hedbern Development Corp.
Ontario Hostelry Institute The Ashley Mann Memorial Foundation Board of Govenor's Medal Award Ontario Marine Operators Association The Burton Charitable Foundation Bruce & Sandra Grimmer Memorial Highbury Ford Sales Limited Ontario Opticians Association The Business and Professional Women's Arch & Helen Brown Hobart Food Equipment Group Canada Ontario Power Generation Bruce Peninsula Art Show Award F. Joseph Anderson Honda Canada Inc.
Ontario Provincial Police Association Bruno Rubess Awards for Commitment Honda of Canada Manufacturing Ontario Provincial Police Commissioned The CSL Group Inc. - Groupe CSL Inc.
Yolanda Gallo (A) Hotel of Georgian Bay Ltd.
cers Association The Dream Never Dies Foundation Bursztyn Family Award Sandra & Bruce Grimmer Howitsir Marketing & Communicia- Ontario Public Service Employees Union The Estate of Shelagh Elaine Gill Byron and Tessie Greig Memorial Award The Georgian Peaks Club Byron Greig Memorial Huron Shores Marine Ltd.
Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Canadian Association of Japanese Auto- mobile Dealers Scholarship Hydro One Networks Inc.
Ontario Snow Resorts Association Canadian Auto Show Managers Associa- ICI Paints/Color Your World Ontario Textbook Recycling The Osler Bluff Ski Club Ltd.
Imagineers Creative Sign Solutions The Sarjeant Company Ltd.
Christopher McLean Memorial Award Independent Electric Supply Inc.
Opus Automation Inc.
The Sixty Three Foundation Chrysler Dealer Council Endowment Innovative Automation Inc.
Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Constance Kilgour Endowment - Nursing Orillia Power Corporation Thorncrest Sherway Inc.
Integrated Automotive Group Inc.
Orillia Staff and Faculty Association TK Canada Limited Dan Donnelly Memorial Award Interface Flooring Systems (Canada) Inc.
Orthotics Specialities Topnotch Building Maintenance Ltd.
A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 Johnson Inc. standing behind
TD Bank: "Georgian is a
Georgian's growth plans
Johnson Insurance Inc., a Geor- TD Bank Financial Group has invested in the future gian College affi of local health care with a $100,000 donation to help made a $75,000 donation to build the Georgian Centre for Health and Wellness. benefi t the new Centre for Sus-tainable Technologies addition, Representatives from the bank made the announce- set to open in September 2009.
ment at an Economic Forum in Barrie, as they said they believed a good health care system and solid "Being a partner with Georgian post-secondary institution are vital parts of a healthy means supporting its growth, and economically-stable community.
and that is why it made sense for us to donate to the Power of "TD Bank Financial Group is committed to making a posi- Doug Munn, Johnson Inc. Education Campaign, and this tive impact in the communities it serves. This donation is Regional Vice President.
new expansion," said Doug to be directed to help build the community-accessible Munn, RVP from Johnson Inc. teaching health clinics in this new facility, resulting in increased access to health care for local residents, and Over the last few years, Johnson Insurance Inc. has do- students," said Paul Douglas, Executive Vice President, nated approximately $280,000 to Georgian through its TD Canada Trust Business Banking. "It's a good invest- nity partnership, special event sponsorship and capital ment, and one we're proud to make because it will campaign donations.
benefi t so many people." Construction industry building support for new programs
According to the Canadian Construction Association,the construction sector in Canada will need to recruit more than 250,000 new people to the industry over thenext seven years, an increase of nearly 22 per cent over the current workforce, just to keep pace with retirement rates and rising demand.
With a skills shortage predicted, particularly in areas expected to grow dramatically such as the SimcoeCounty area, Georgian College is responding to theproblem by providing a solution – the Centre for Bob Emptage, Dean of Technology, Environment and Appren- Sustainable Technologies. ticeship (centre), shows Tom O'Callaghan (left) and Doug Leslie (right) from the Ontario Road Builders Association the progress on the Centre for Sustainable Technologies. The building will be "An investment into the Centre for Sustainable
ready for students to use in September 2009.
Technologies is a wise business decision . . "
Georgian make this facility the best it can be for stu-dents. The Ontario Road Builders Association has This 18,000-square-foot addition on the Barrie campus contributed $125,000 to the Centre.
will house new programs such as the Civil EngineeringTechnology program, and the Civil Engineering Techni- "An investment into the Centre for Sustainable Tech- cian–Construction program. Graduates from these nologies is a wise business decision for our association programs will fl ow into the workforce, helping to off set and its members," says Executive Director Rob Bradford.
the human resource shortage in related industries. Key "For our companies to thrive, we need the right people players in the industry are stepping forward to help with the right skills. We believe many of our future A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 $100,000 worth of equipment donated to benefi t
next generation of utilities workers
Georgian's electrical engineering technology students on power lines or in factory equipment such as trans- will learn on some of the most modern equipment avail- formers and motors, and is considered one of the best, able thanks to a gift-in-kind donation worth $100,000. most reliable brands on the market. Students will use the systems in classroom and laboratory learning, giving Warren Tracz, a Georgian faculty member, facilitated them an opportunity to work on technology that they the donation of new equipment from Schweitzer En- will likely fi nd in their future places of employment.
gineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) based in Pullman, Washington. The equipment will be valuable to students Brian McDermott, a director at SEL, said his organi- in a new utilities-focused engineering technology pro- zation has a solid history of donations to a variety of gram to launch this fall in Georgian's newest addition schools across North America. The philosophy of sup- - the Centre for Sustainable Technologies.
porting education is a part of the fabric at SEL, as itsCEO is a former engineering university professor who The equipment is used to detect abnormal conditions knows fi rst-hand the benefi t of an educated workforce. Electrical professor Warren Tracz (centre) explains the benefi ts of the new equipment to engineering technology students, Myles Southorn (left) and Adam Dixon (right).
(continue d from previous page) workers and leaders will begin their careers at Georgian." Georgian demonstrates our commitment to a long-term education strategy." As well, the Ontario Sewer and Water Association (OSWA) Interested in finding out how this building will help has generously donated $125,000 to the building. Graeme with job creation in Simcoe County? Or, want to know Clark, OSWA Board Director, says "we understand that how you or your company can have naming rights to our Association needs to be part of the solution to ensure one of the new classrooms or laboratories? Contact our members have qualified people. Our support of Rebbeca Truax at [email protected].
A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 John Molson Courtyard Open
There's a new venue in town for upscale outdoor dining and
it's on the Barrie Campus of Georgian College.
The recently built John Molson Courtyard, named after thekey donor, is located outside the Georgian Dining Room. It will have two main purposes - to be a practical teaching class-room where students will learn outdoor special events • rector, Casino Rama execution, and it will be a place for the community to enjoy Corporate Aff airs open air dining and entertainment in a garden patio setting. • oard Member, Georgian Board of Governors The project was made possible through the generosity of • onor, Georgian Legacy Program donors. Molson gave $30,000 through its Molson Commu-nity Fund and $50,000 from Molson Canada. Atlas Block As Director of Corporate Aff airs at Casino donated the interlocking brick for the project. And, Sam Rama, Sherry Lawson is responsible for Dolmaya, a Georgian alumnus, and owner of Alfanoos helping to direct the Casino's charitable Mediterranean Restaurant, donated $10,000 to the Power of funding to hundreds of worthy individu- Education fundraising campaign, which was then designated als and organizations each year. When it comes to her own to the project. The courtyard was designed and constructed personal philanthropic giving, she has made Georgian Col- by Jeff Lee of Lee's Landscaping.
lege a charity of choice. To book your next special event in the John Molson Court- Lawson has a long history with the College. She worked at yard, call (705)-728-1968, ext. 1413, or e-mail Georgian as a library technician, curriculum developer and trainer for almost 10 years. She currently serves on the Geor-gian College Board of Governors. ce of Development & Alumni
She gives her volunteer time to Georgian because she believes "with education, you can see the ripple eff ect." Relations team at your service!
Most recently Lawson made the decision to make a legacy gift to Georgian with a life insurance policy. She said the insur-ance policy, for her, was the right way to give because it is easy to set up and her family does not have to be leftwith instructions. Her affi nity for Georgian is simple - she believes Georgian does good work by training and educat-ing people and those people go out and give back to their communities. "With education, you can see the ripple eff ect."
She speaks at conferences across Canada, sharing her life stories and knowledge. Her philosophy is, "We are always both a student and a teacher at the same time." Georgian is fortunate to have over 800 donors who donate Her path has brought her to the place where she was meant gifts for the benefi t of students and their academic dreams. to be. Her role at Casino Rama has enabled her to have huge community impact and she has taken it to the next level. She If you're interested in making a new donation to Georgian, is out in the community, giving of herself and backing up her our team is here to help you decide which method best suits words with action. your objectives, and to work with you to direct your gift to the area you would like to support. "I want people to think about what they will be remembered for. My Granny reminded me many times that at the end of Find out how each staff member can help you with your it all, you will not be remembered for what you had, but for donation to Georgian at Or, what you gave," she said.
contact us at (705) 728-1968, ext. 1210. A project of Georgian College's Offi ce of Development & Alumni Relations -- Summer 2009 Where, oh where have our graduates gone?
It was 1996. Oasis was drinking Champagne Supernova while sitting on a Wonderwall and Hotel and Resort Admin Practical Nursing Jennifer Beilhartz Deep Blue Something was Helen Leger Lachance Katharine Clement eating Breakfast at Tiffany's. Jacqueline Costie Will Smith was saving us from aliens in Independence Day Heather Lynn McLeod and Tom Cruise had us at hello (while showing us the Christine Lepoidevin money) in Jerry Maguire, while ER, Seinfeld and Friends Anna Marie Hampton-Alcock dominated our TV screens. And Georgian was educating stu- dents! Since then, some of our graduates have gone missing.
Christine Vanderheyden If you know the whereabouts of any of the people below, please ask them to e-mail our Alumni office at: [email protected], or fill out the grad profile
Charlene Lameront update form at We want all
Early Childhood Education Jennifer Matchett alumni to have access to news, reunions and exciting alumni benefits. Jennifer Parkinson Staci Lin Edmondson Kari-Lynn Hamilton Charlene Aitchison Elizabeth Sheffer Michael Kasperski Lorri-Ann Chappel Carol Lynn Despins Roseann Wiszniowski Creative Arts 3 Year Katherine Wheelan Tanya Laframboise Monique Le Mesurier Sherry-Lynn Bigras Terri-Lynn Verrette Terry-Lynn McWhirter Lonna Fitzsimmons Culinary Management Kimberly Nightingale Business - Marketing Christopher Livingston Audrey Jeanette Schmidt Catherine McArthur Ruth Anne Pratt-Chacon Survey Technician Dariusz Wroblewski Michael Sheardown Graphic Design 3 Year Margaret Sutherland Therapeutic Recreation Jodi Libralesso-Rumble Patricia Mathewson Disorders Assist.
Graphic Design 2 Year Darlene McGuinness Michelle Boccongelle Emmeline McLennon Michelle Mylemans Angela Graham-Watson Christine Norris Brown Tourism Management Business - Accounting Developmental Services Christopher Donaldson Kristine Eldridge Jennifer Pickering Kathryn Vankerrebroeck Christine Wrightson Creative Arts 2 Year Christopher Sangster Anthony Priestman Eva-Marie Dearham Loula Kroustallis ALUMNIVIEW · 19
Andy and Kim Moffett
Dynamic duo criss-crosses
United States to chase
career success

Food changed the course of AndrewMoffett's life. An average studentin high school, he applied to three universities despite not having anyclear direction professionally. Buthis uncle, Tom Gibson, who wasDean of Tourism programs at Georgian College at the time, changed this when he suggested Andrew give the Culinary Man-agement program at the Col ege a try.
"I didn't have any cooking experience at al ," he recal s, "but when I gotinto it, I became a different person. Suddenly, I was on the Dean's List. I fel in love with food. For me, it was the right thing at the right time." Instructor Rose Lamb quickly became his mentor. He worked alongside Lamb in the Georgian Dining Room, learning all facets of the business. After graduating,and a summer working at a resort in Haliburton, he returned to Georgian in September of 1991 to work ful -time in thedining room. "I helped run the day-to-day operations, learning a great dealunder Rose's leader-ship. It was a great experience," he says.
In June of 1992 he took a fantastic op- 20 · ALUMNIVIEW
portunity to work at a busy resort in Bermuda as a chef de partie, training under another tal- "I think what people need to
ented Georgian College culinary grad, Don Potter, before decid- remember is that it's okay to
ing to return home a year later.
Rose Lamb and her business part-ner, Terry McNaughton, hired Andrew to work as sous chef at the Ossawippi Express in Orillia. After obtaining his chef papers, Andrew became executive chef at "I took that position because it Orleans, that all changed. After Jonathan's Restaurant, a 120- was a supervisory role; most students they met in the shadow of the seat bistro style restaurant in interned as servers or bartenders French Quarter, they began dat- Barrie. When Jonathan's closed, but I desired more experience as a ing and later married. The two Andrew decided to enrol in a four- leader," said Andrew.
have worked together all over year hotel and food program at North America since. Guelph University before transfer- Another Georgian alumna, Kim ring to New Hampshire Col ege, McGregor, was working at that Kim followed a similar path to where he completed his Bachelor same New Orleans hotel.
that of her future husband. After in Hospitality Management in graduating from Georgian in 1992, 1996. As part of that program, "Kim was in the Hotel & Resort she enrolled at New Hampshire Andrew had to complete a nine program at Georgian and I had a Col ege in the hospitality program, month internship and obtained crush on her, but back then the then began her career as a restau- a position at the 1,100 room New culinary students didn't really inter- rant manager in New Orleans. Orleans Marriott hotel as a catering act with the hospitality students, service supervisor.
and I was too shy to approach her," Both Georgian grads were loving quipped Andrew. But in New continued next page ALUMNIVIEW · 21
their career paths. Andrew found restaurants at the same location.
its global operations .
the supervisory role in New Orleans Both helped turn around operations a great fit. Although the job wasn't that were struggling financially.
As for Kim, she is now director of about food, he found a passion human resource operations for a working in the events arena. "My "My department was generating 1,300-room Marriott in D.C. Both internship was a real eye-opener $15 million a year and I was lead- Moffetts have reinvented themselves because I really had no idea about ing a team of over 100 people numerous times and are not in roles this part of the industry." with 13 managers reporting to they envisioned for themselves.
me. It was truly amazing!" said He was hired ful -time in New Orleans, Andrew. Both Andrew and Kim "I think what people need to and after a couple of promotions, won many awards for their work remember is that it's okay to rein- transferred to Marriott's Griffin Gate and Kim was featured in local vent yourself. We should never be Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, final y magazines for her achievements.
afraid to get out of our comfort becoming banquet maitre d' head- zone and learn something new," ing up the departments of event In 2004 Andrew was promoted to said Andrew. "Now we both have services, banquets and event tech- director of event management, fantastic careers working for a nology for the 400-room hotel.
then, in October of 2005, the global leader in hospitality." Kim was promoted to director of Moffetts moved to Washington. restaurants at Griffin Gate where Andrew became senior manager For this duo, it's been a satisfying she oversaw all of the restaurant of event operations as part of journey. "I am elated with the path Marriott International's global my career has taken but I wil never team. "This is a $2-billion a year forget where I came from," said Less than three years later, the revenue generator for Marriott," Andrew, 39. "And who knows, dynamic duo was promoted again said Andrew. Last year he was maybe someday we'l come back – Andrew to director of event promoted to director of event to Canada. I've always thought it operations at the Chicago Mariott management with a greater focus would be great to teach at Geor- Downtown, Kim to director of on Marriott meeting strategies for 22 · ALUMNIVIEW
What's new with you? We'd love to hear from you about
marriages, moves, career changes, children, travel or
anything you'd like to share with your former classmates.

General Arts and Science Native Education and
and Environmental

Sonia Miller (Edsall)
Teresa Gray (Wilson)

Angela Dunnett (Robertson)
Barrie Campus, 1998
Orillia Campus, 1987
Barrie Campus, 2005
Hello NCSD class of 1998! To Sonia, Teresa and Angie have kept begin with, I've returned to my in touch all these years! All three Mathew is a two-time Georgian birth name, Shelley Essuance, and work together in Huntsville, On- grad, and he has just completed yes, Yvon and I are still happily tario. They would like to hear his B.Sc. in Environmental Science at married. Our boys are now 21 from other classmates.
Royal Roads University in British and 19! I've been working with Contact Angie at: Columbia through the Georgian Parks Canada since 1999 and articulation agreement. Now, with I absolutely love my job as an two diplomas and a degree, he is beginning his career search. He sometimes have a park display would love to network and catch table at local Pow Wows. My Marine Engineering
up with former classmates.
current interests are running and Please contact Mathew at: I have plans to hike the Chilkoot Trail. What have you been up to? Please drop me a line at:shel [email protected].
Owen Sound Campus, 1986
After graduation, Pierre worked in machine tooling for nine months, Hospitality and Tourism
then another grad, Jorg Albrecht (1985) introduced Pierre to his current employer, Spirax Sarco.
Barrie Campus, 2006
In his 22 years at Spirax, he hasworked in Toronto, Montreal and After graduation, Luiz worked at now Chicago where, along his wife, the Nottawasaga Inn for a year, Colette, and their three teenage and then in July 2007 he moved children, he has lived for 11 years. back to Brazil to open his own He recently completed a B.Sc. in business. He owns a small hotel Technical Management. He is in cal ed Pousada Portal da Tabatinga, regular contact with Ray Hempell which is located 250 metres from (who lives in Jakarta with his fam- the beach. Check out his hotel
Send your news to us!
ily) and Peter Teminski. He would Luiz would love to hear from any like to hear from any classmates former classmates and can be to catch up and recall the good or update your alumni profile at
times! Pierre can be contacted at: ALUMNIVIEW · 23
Q&A with Ruth Vesterback Making time for fitness when
there isn't time to breathe

By Tina HurstAlumni Development Officer, Georgian College Ruth Vesterback is the fitness co-ordinator at Georgian College's Barrie Campus Athletic Centre. She holds
a degree in kinesiology and a Master of Education. Ruth has been teaching fitness since she was 18 and has
been certified as a personal trainer and group fitness leader trainer. She has also been a Reebok master trainer
since 1995, which means she travels around Canada and the United States training instructors on new methods
of fitness training. Ruth has two children, a son 19, and a daughter 16, who are both very passionate about
sports such as skiing, snowboarding and soccer. They enjoy many sports together as a family, including
white-water rafting and running marathons.

What do you tell your clients who say they have
How can I work exercise into my day without actu-
no time to exercise?
ally working out?
Every little bit counts. It doesn't have to be an hour or a Walk to work, park at the back of the lot, ride a bike to full workout – 20 minutes is good too. Stop watching work, take the stairs, deliver something in person instead television during a commercial and do some lunges, run of e-mailing, take time to stretch during the day. If you up and down the stairs – it's all exercise. Anything that gets are standing at the photocopier, do calf raises – if you your heart rate up works – and the benefits are cumulative.
look funny, who cares? Life's too short to worry about things like that! Can exercise really help me lose weight?
How can exercise make me better at my job?
Yes. First, it gets your heart rate up so you are burning more calories. Second, it increases your metabolism for When you feel good mentally, physically, emotionally and up to eight hours afterwards. And if you increase your spiritually, you can handle stress better, and your abilities muscle mass your metabolism is increased too, which means improve. If you can take your stress out through exercise, you will burn more calories every day.
it will stop you from taking it out on your family, in your job or on yourself (headaches, etc.). If you feel better, you Can exercise affect my mental well-being?
can do a better job.
Exercise can create a natural high because it releases How much of an impact does nutrition make over-
endorphins in the brain – known as runner's high. This can happen with spin classes and other forms of exercise as well. It also makes you feel better about yourself, more Think of your body as a car – if you put good fuel in it, it in control, which is mentally a good place to be. will work better. When you eat well, your body performs better. You need to concentrate on drinking enough water I can only fit exercise in at lunch (and my boss
and eating more fruits and vegetables. The biggest issue doesn't like long lunches!). Can 20 minutes really
today is portion size – if you look at dinner plates, they make a difference?
are three times the size they used to be. You need to balance things out and fill your plate with good nutrients, not as Yes, definitely. People think they just don't have enough much bread and fat. Eat smaller and more often.
time but if you can go out for even a 20-minute walk and enjoy the environment and get your heart rate up, you How can a personal trainer make a difference?
will come back feeling and working better. Exercise does become an addiction, which is good because you want The issue for most people is a lack of motivation and it to become a habit, like brushing your teeth, something knowledge of how the body works and moves. A personal that you just can't get through the day without doing. But trainer is your motivation and your knowledge. When you it needs consistency.
work with a personal trainer, you are accountable to them and being accountable is a call to action. Personal train-ers really have your best interests at heart. 24 · ALUMNIVIEW
Can you suggest some healthy choices for snacks at
How do I stay motivated?
As mentioned earlier, a personal trainer is great for keeping Fruits and veggies for sure. Bananas are one of the most your motivation up. Or encourage a friend to join you, then amazing fruits for overall health. If you want protein, try a you can spur each other on. Signing up for a class is also a small handful of almonds, and have a look at Canada's Food good way because then you have committed to a certain Guide to see what constitutes a serving. Proteins take longer amount of time/days. Or sign up with a family member. to digest and will keep you feeling satisfied longer. Another When it comes to results, they can really motivate you but thing to think about is if you are munching, are you doing you need to set clear goals and a timeline. It's hard to go it because you are hungry, or because you are bored, somewhere if you have no map! Tell everyone what you're stressed, or some other reason? trying to achieve, make it public, and then you have a sense of obligation.
I can't make it to the gym. Any tips for working out at

Am I too old to exercise?
Good news - every time you clean the house, you're You are NEVER too old. That would be like saying I am too working out. Put some music on, go from floor to floor old to try a new food or visit a new country. Life is about – really move through the house. Stretch in the morn- adventures, and you don't want to look back and say "I ing, do some abdominal work. Use the couch or end of a wish . .". You may have to start out a bit slower, but it's table to do tricep dips. Use tins of food to do curls. Yard certainly no reason not to start at all. Exercise has an work is a great cardiovascular workout and is good for impact on lifespan – so get out there and live longer! upper body strength. Walk to the mailbox, walk to do er-rands. We are too quick to take the car everywhere.
I know cardio is important, but I hate running. What
other fun cardio activities could I do?

Do you have a question for Ruth? Send it to Walking. Everyone can walk – get some good shoes, good subject line "Ask Ruth"
company and you're good to go. You actually use more and she will answer it in the next issue of the magazine.
muscles than you do when running because there is no airborne state, and no rest period. If you walk for an hour Remember: as an alumnus, you are entitled to the alumni it's about the same as someone running for half an hour. membership discount at the Georgian College Athletic Also good are the elliptical trainers, stair climbers and bikes Centres. Contact the Barrie Athletic Centre today for more – you burn more calories than with running, and there is less details at 722-5181 or [email protected].
impact stress on the body.
Ruth Vesterback,fitness co-ordinator at Georgian College's Barrie Campus Athletic Centre.
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Reunion News
Ophthalmic Dispensing Class of 1986
On Saturday, Sept 20, 2008, Yvan Bertrand and his Room and The Last Class, Barrie Campus, and over wife held a rib-o-rama and reunion for the above class 70 people attended. It gave alumni a chance to catch at their home in Cambridge. The festivities started at up with classmates and faculty and make some new 2:30 p.m. and did not end until 12 hours later! The connections with this year's HRM class.
guests enjoyed good food, good company and a fewfast-paced ‘win at all cost' rounds of Name that Tune Sarah Bertucci (Class of 2008) felt that the HRM alumni featuring music of the 80s. From Def Leppard to event was a great way to meet people and make con- Madonna to Patty Smyth, no tune remained unnamed! tacts. "It is a great way to find out what is going on in the HR field." Classmates and spouses reminisced about their greattimes at Georgian, the fun, the parties, the teachers, Thu Trinh observed "This event was an excel ent way who married who and so much more. Classmates for current students like myself to learn more about drove from as far as Ottawa, and one even joined the program and what it has to offer." the party by telephone.
Many of the alumni who attended the event indi-cated an interest in making the social gathering an Inaugural Human Resource
annual happening. Plans are underway for the 2009 Management (HRM) Reunion Fall 2008
HRM Networking event.
According to Jake Vel a (Class of 2005), vice president, Continental Cosmetics Ltd., Concord, "The inaugu- ral HRM Reunion represented the start of a growing network of people who wil come together to form the backbone of the human resources profession. Giving people the opportunity to see old friends and Diploma Nursing Class of 1978
make new col eagues is the key to making the event a success for many years to come!" A reunion wil be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Georgian Col ege in Barrie, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Vel a was one of three Human Resource Management graduate certificate program alumni who took a lead Please phone/e-mail Anna Mol er if you are able to in organizing the first ever alumni event since the attend or for more information - 705.549.1507 or program's inception in 2001.
Event organizer Danielle Marshall (Class of 2003), corporate functions advisor for Vale Inc., Toronto, states, "The 2008 HRM alumni event was the begin-ning of a strong network of HR grads, grads who are looking to continue to connect with other HR profes-sionals like themselves." Another enthusiastic organizer for the event was alumnus Craig Barker (Class of 2003). Craig said "This year's event was only just the beginning. I see each year getting bigger and better. What a wonder-ful way to connect with old friends, meet new ones and continue to build the network." The event was supported by the Georgian College Alumni Office. It was held in the President's Board ALUMNIVIEW · 27
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