Mohawk College alumni of distinction

Community Aug 16, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

An award-winning human rights activist, an industry trailblazer for women, and a distinguished Indigenous university professor are among 10 people being honoured as Mohawk College announced its 2019 Alumni of Distinction.

The 10 honourees are:

• Nora Melara-Lopez, a human rights advocate, social worker and assistant clinical professor at McMaster University.

• Kathy Lerette, a senior vice-president of business transformations at Alectra Utilities who has continually broken gender barriers in the industry.

• Dr. Bonnie Freeman, a member of the Algonquin/Mohawk, Bear Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and assistant professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.

• Ted Rakoczy, president and chief operating officer at The Hive Strategic Marketing.

• Gary Nelson, branch manager and mutual fund representative at Scotiabank.

• Steven Connor, vice-president of human resources at Xerox.

• Martha Rorabeck-Bradford, music director at Egbe Music Academy.

• Joal Roshko, CEO of Heartwood Renovations

• Kathryn Crooks, professor of mathematics and associate business analyst at Mohawk College.

• Luke David Johns, client services and building co-ordinator at Ontario Aboriginal Housing.

This year’s recipients will be inducted into the Alumni of Distinction at a dinner on Oct. 10 at LIUNA Station.

Mohawk College announces 2019 Alumni of Distinction honourees

2019 group features 10 people honoured for contributions to business and community

Community Aug 16, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

An award-winning human rights activist, an industry trailblazer for women, and a distinguished Indigenous university professor are among 10 people being honoured as Mohawk College announced its 2019 Alumni of Distinction.

The 10 honourees are:

• Nora Melara-Lopez, a human rights advocate, social worker and assistant clinical professor at McMaster University.

• Kathy Lerette, a senior vice-president of business transformations at Alectra Utilities who has continually broken gender barriers in the industry.

• Dr. Bonnie Freeman, a member of the Algonquin/Mohawk, Bear Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and assistant professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.

• Ted Rakoczy, president and chief operating officer at The Hive Strategic Marketing.

• Gary Nelson, branch manager and mutual fund representative at Scotiabank.

• Steven Connor, vice-president of human resources at Xerox.

• Martha Rorabeck-Bradford, music director at Egbe Music Academy.

• Joal Roshko, CEO of Heartwood Renovations

• Kathryn Crooks, professor of mathematics and associate business analyst at Mohawk College.

• Luke David Johns, client services and building co-ordinator at Ontario Aboriginal Housing.

This year’s recipients will be inducted into the Alumni of Distinction at a dinner on Oct. 10 at LIUNA Station.

Mohawk College announces 2019 Alumni of Distinction honourees

2019 group features 10 people honoured for contributions to business and community

Community Aug 16, 2019 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

An award-winning human rights activist, an industry trailblazer for women, and a distinguished Indigenous university professor are among 10 people being honoured as Mohawk College announced its 2019 Alumni of Distinction.

The 10 honourees are:

• Nora Melara-Lopez, a human rights advocate, social worker and assistant clinical professor at McMaster University.

• Kathy Lerette, a senior vice-president of business transformations at Alectra Utilities who has continually broken gender barriers in the industry.

• Dr. Bonnie Freeman, a member of the Algonquin/Mohawk, Bear Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and assistant professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.

• Ted Rakoczy, president and chief operating officer at The Hive Strategic Marketing.

• Gary Nelson, branch manager and mutual fund representative at Scotiabank.

• Steven Connor, vice-president of human resources at Xerox.

• Martha Rorabeck-Bradford, music director at Egbe Music Academy.

• Joal Roshko, CEO of Heartwood Renovations

• Kathryn Crooks, professor of mathematics and associate business analyst at Mohawk College.

• Luke David Johns, client services and building co-ordinator at Ontario Aboriginal Housing.

This year’s recipients will be inducted into the Alumni of Distinction at a dinner on Oct. 10 at LIUNA Station.