Fleming College Convocation

Peterborough ON – May 31, 2010 – Fleming College will host its 43rd Convocation ceremonies at the Frost and Sutherland campuses June 4-10.Hundreds of students will graduate in seven convocation ceremonies.The schedule is:Frost CampusFriday, June 4, 2010 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex2 p.m. – School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Social Service Worker; Personal Support Worker and Early Childhood Education Sutherland Campus (all ceremonies to take place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre)Tuesday, June 8• 10 a.m. – School of Law, Justice and Community Services• 2 p.m. – School of Law, Justice and Community ServicesWednesday, June 9• 10 a.m. – School of Continuing Education and Skilled Trades; and the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality• 2 p.m. – School of Business, Computing and HospitalityThursday, June 10• 10 a.m. – School of Education, Health and Wellness; and School of General Arts and Sciences• 2 p.m. – School of Education, Health and WellnessLocated in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.                         & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming College Board of Governors Approves Balanced Budget for 2010-2011

Peterborough ON – May 27, 2010 – Fleming College is projecting a balanced budget for the 2010 – 2011 fiscal year as a result of increased enrolment and prudent management of expenditures.The college is projecting revenues of $88.7 million, an increase of approximately $1.3 million (1.5%) over the prior year. Enrolment growth in 2009–2010 was very strong at 14%. Flow-through of that record level enrolment will contribute to the balanced budget in 2010-2011. Projections for the coming year include a slight decrease in intake from these record enrolment levels. Expenditures are expected to increase 2.7%, primarily due to salary and benefits cost increases. Total full-time complement is projected to be 503, up slightly from 497 last year.“We are very pleased that we are able to present this balanced budget,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “Balancing our budget remains very challenging in an environment where costs continue to grow faster than our revenues. However, through the work of our employees, we have been able to allocate our resources effectively to both remain within our projected revenue levels and provide the best opportunity for success in achieving our goals.”The college expects to end 2009-2010 with reserves of $7.6 million, allowing continued investment in new programs and research projects that will contribute to the growth of the college and surrounding communities.The college’s Board of Governors approved the budget at the May 26th meeting. The plan is available on the college website http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/fleming/sub/about.cfm Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.                         & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Sustainable Building Design and Construction Students Start New Project

Peterborough ON – May 26, 2010 – Students with Fleming’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program have started work on their next project, a LEED Platinum certified home for the Peterborough Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.A crew of 26 students will be instructed by award winning designer, author and leader in the field of sustainable construction, Fleming College professor Chris Magwood. From April until the end of August, the class will complete the program’s first residential home in Peterborough. The house will feature prefabricated straw bale walls, radiant heating, grid tied solar panels, and a completely non-toxic interior. Each student will take responsibility for one structural, one mechanical and one administrative role within the project, and will be on site from design to completion.The Sustainable Building Design and Construction program, based out of the Haliburton Campus, is a 20-week hands-on project which introduces students into environmentally responsible and energy-efficient building practices. The final goal of each project is to produce a public building for a charity or not-for-profit group. Students come from all over the Canada to participate in this one of a kind program.Since the program’s start in 2005, students have completed projects like the 4C’s Food Bank & Thrift Store in Haliburton, Kinark Outdoor Centre’s Sustainable Living Centre and Eco Classroom, R.D. Lawrence Place for the Township of Minden Hills, the Madoc Performing Arts Centre, and The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. For more information, follow along with the construction diary at www.sustainablebuilding2010.ca. Site tours are available every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until August 17 at 292 Towerhill Road in Peterborough.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.                         & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

Fleming College Students Win Five Medals at Ontario Skills Competition

Peterborough ON – May 20, 2010 – One gold, two silver and two bronze medals were awarded to Fleming College students at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo on Wednesday.Eleven students from Fleming tested their skills against students from all over the province on May 17th and 18th in the largest skills competition in Canada. The event attracts over 30,000 participants and spectators from across the province with 1,800 elementary, secondary and postsecondary students competing in categories to test their skills. Gold Medal – Culinary student Amber Peterson in the Restaurant Services category. Amber will be proceeding to the Canadian Skills Competition, also in Waterloo, on May 20th to 23rd.Silver Medals – Morgan MacBain, a Culinary student competing in the Culinary Arts category and Esthetician student Tricia Beeton, competing in the Aesthetic Skills category.Bronze Medals – Culinary students Gary Brasenell (Culinary Arts). and Jessica Knott (Restaurant Services).Students were coached by Culinary Program Coordinators Chef Steve Benns and Chef Dave Hawey and Sylvie Provost as well as Esthetician Program Coordinator Tracy Partridge from the Cobourg Campus.Fleming’s Culinary display booth, a portable kitchen featuring ice sculptures and carved apple swans, won second prize in the small booth display competition.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.     – 30-For more information:     Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming Students to Showcase Skills at Provincial Competition

Peterborough ON – May 13, 2010 – Students from Fleming College will test their skills and experience at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition next week in Waterloo. Approximately 1,800 elementary, secondary and postsecondary students from all over Ontario will be competing in categories from aircraft maintenance to welding in the largest two-day skilled trade’s competition in Canada. The competition will test the skills and talents of tomorrow’s trade professionals. There will be eleven students from Fleming College in the competition from college campuses in Peterborough and Cobourg. Six Culinary Program Students – Two students competing in Baking, two students competing in Restaurant Services and two students competing in the Culinary Arts categories. Two Welding Techniques Program Students – Both competing in the Welding categoryOne Carpentry Program Student – Competing in the Individual Carpentry category.Two Esthetician Program Students – Both will be competing in the Aesthetic Skills category.  Students have been coached by Fleming College faculty including the Coordinators of the Culinary Program Chef Steve Benns, Chef Dave Hawey and Sylvie Provost, Construction Skills Program Coordinator Phil Stagg and Esthetician Program Coordinator Tracy Partridge.  Winners from the provincial competition will move on to The Canadian Skills Competition on May 20th to 23rd.  At the 2009 Ontario Technological Skills Competition, Fleming Esthetician students won silver and bronze medals, and a Fleming culinary student advanced to the national competition and returned home with a gold medal.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.                         & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

Fleming College Hosts Workshops at 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Peterborough ON – May 12, 2010 – On May 17thover 50 students will be participating in workshops hosted at two of Fleming’s Campuses for the 49th Canada Wide Science Fair.Peterborough has been selected to host approximately 500 students from across Canada during the annual science fair from May 15th to 23rd. Students will be engaged in activities, workshops as well as competing in the premier science fair in the country.Students visiting the Sutherland-Brealey Campus will work with Shannon Langlois, Biotechnology Technologist – Forensics professor. This group will examine equipment used in the forensics program and engage in a hands-on workshop on how to extract DNA samples.At the Frost Campus in Lindsay students will tour the sustainable aspects of the campus including the living wall, green roof and geothermal heating and cooling system. The students will also investigate the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment and explore both the Muskie and the Atlantic Salmon Hatchery.Students will be at each campus from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 17th.During the rest of their time in Peterborough, students from grade seven to 12 will showcase their own projects to the public. Winners will receive close to $1 million in scholarships and grants.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca