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

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