Sir Sandford Fleming Sculpture Unveiled at College

Peterborough ON – June 29, 2010 – Fleming College has unveiled a tribute to its namesake, the inventor of standard time and one of Peterborough’s most famous residents, Sir Sandford Fleming.  A bronze likeness of the famous Canadian inventor will be erected at the Sutherland, Frost and Haliburton Campuses this fall. The sculpture of Sir Sandford was produced by Fleming alumnus and Official Dominion Sculptor of Canada, Phil White. “Sir Sandford Fleming deserves to be honoured and remembered by Canadians – and particularly by the college that is fortunate to bear his name.  Phil White’s sculpture brilliantly captures the essence of Fleming – his vision and strength of purpose.  It is a masterful tribute to an extraordinary person," said Fleming College President Dr. Tony Tilly. White is an Art Conservation Techniques graduate from Fleming College in 1988. He now has the prestigious position of Canada’s official sculptor, to create and oversee all of the internal and external stone, woodcarving and sculptures on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The new sculptures are a testament to Fleming College’s history and dedication to innovation for its past and present students.Sir Sandford Fleming moved to Peterborough from Scotland when he was 18 and lived with friend, Dr. John Hutchison, from 1845 to 1849. He worked as a surveyor in the area while he became a fully qualified engineer. 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 Alumni to Meet Queen in Toronto

Peterborough ON – June 28, 2010 – Fleming alumni Jason Boylan and Phil White will be meeting Queen Elizabeth next week during her nine day tour of Canada. Recent Fleming graduate and first Second Career student Jason Boylan will dine with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Premier Dalton McGuinty on Monday. “What an honour! I’ve never been so nervous in my life,” said Boylan, minutes after reading the email invitation addressed to him from Premier McGuinty. Phil White, a Conservation Techniques graduate from Fleming’s Sutherland Campus in 1988, will be unveiling a stone portrait of the Queen to Her Majesty next Wednesday.White, designated as Canada’s Official Sculptor, was honoured as Fleming College’s 2006 Premier’s Award nominee for the Creative Arts and Design category. Boylan, 32 from Haliburton, graduated from Fleming’s Culinary Management program this month after losing his factory job in Woodstock three years ago. He gained media attention by being the Province’s first Second Career student, was mentioned in this year’s provincial Throne Speech and has been featured numerous times by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as a success story of the Second Career program. 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 College Alumni Association names 2010 Alumni of Distinction Award Recipient

Peterborough ON – Each year the Fleming College Alumni Association selects an outstanding alumnus to honour during their convocation ceremonies as the Alumni of Distinction. The award is given to an alumnus who has achieved great career success and has maintained a connection with the College. This year the Fleming College Alumni Association is thrilled to announce that the award will be presented to Stephen Christie. Stephen is a graduate of the Business Administration – Marketing, class of 1985. He has been in the food service industry for 25 years. He began his career at Maple Leaf Foods, receiving the Top Sales Awards for five years, and has spent the last 13 years as part of the management team for Sysco Food Services in various roles. He is currently the Vice President of Merchandising based out the Peterborough operation, Sysco Food Services of Central Ontario. He has received the Sysco Canada Award for Merchandising Excellence for three consecutive years. Stephen’s education, “woke him up to life,” and opened his eyes to responsibility. Stephen credits his career success with the values and vision he learned and carried with him from his time at Fleming College – respect, integrity, family and friends. These are key ingredients in his leadership style and he continues to build on these in all of his working relationships.   The Alumni of Distinction Award will be presented to Stephen by College President Tony Tilly during the School of Business and Technology convocation ceremony at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm.   – 30 –   For more information, contact:Nicole GradyDevelopment/Alumni OfficerFleming College Foundation(705) 749-5520 ext 1390

Fellowship in Applied Education Award Winner

Fleming College will honour Peterborough resident John Martyn with the Fellowship in Applied Education award for his work in the Peterborough community.Martyn, a retired teacher from St. Peter’s Secondary School, has been involved in various organizations and committees over the last 25 years to increase the availability of affordable housing for Peterborough residents.He has lent his services to groups such as Homegrown Homes, Committee of the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network, Affordable Housing Action Committee, Kairos Non Profit Housing, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. John Martyn, will receive the Sutherland/Cobourg Fellowship in Applied Education Award on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. during the School of Law, Justice and Community Services Convocation at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.This honorary fellowship was created to recognize citizens who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to, and concern for, their community and the world beyond. Within their career, or through volunteer work, the Fellowship award winners have put their ideas and skills to practical use for the benefit of other individuals.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

Governors Hear Report on SCWI Program

Peterborough ON – June 1, 2010 – Fleming College’s Board of Governors will hear updates, projection numbers and an overview on Fleming’s role in the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) on Wednesday.Trudy Heffernan, with Fleming College’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, will present information on the SCWI program on June 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Sutherland Brealey Campus in Room 272.The program is offered throughout Fleming College’s campuses and is part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Success and Learning to 18 Strategy and is in collaboration with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. This initiative provides funding to support many partnership activities and encourages the development of pathway programs between secondary schools and colleges.Programs within the SCWI include Specialist High Skills Majors, Dual Credits and annual partnership activities including teacher forums and articulation agreements. Fleming College had 750 regional students participate in the School College Work Initiative in 2009/2010 and projects 1,400 students for 2010/2011.Brenda Heeringa with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Sonja Vandermeer with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, will be assisting in the presentation. Where: Sutherland Brealey Campus- 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough Room 272When: Wednesday June 2, 2010 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 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