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Alumni of Distinction

Alumnus of Distinction

This honour is awarded to an alumnus who attains outstanding career success and professional achievement and has been nominated for a Premier’s Award in the previous year. The award is presented at one of the convocation ceremonies in June.

2016 Alumnus of Distinction

Robert Jameson C.E.T., Fellow OACETT
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology-Robotics, 1982

Bob Jameson is the dynamic President and CEO of Canadian Instrumentation Services Group. He commissioned both the largest hydro generator in Canada and the largest water volume pump storage unit in the United States. Bob credits his success to providing a rewarding and happy environment for customers and employees (60% are Fleming College graduates), emphasizing that customer and employee satisfaction is never sacrificed to gain a profit. At Tetra-Pak, Bob increased milk sales exponentially with the development of Moo-to-Win milk cartons. Through lead volunteer roles with OACETT and Fleming College, Bob strongly encourages college education for skilled trades and technology careers.

2015 Alumnus of Distinction

Lorrie Baird
Early Childhood Education, 1985

An expert in pedagogical leadership with 30 years of experience, Lorrie educates and cares for our youngest citizens. She spent many years exploring the Reggio approach to learning, and applied this pedagogy and engagement in reflected practice to transform early childhood education. She is the Associate Executive Director for Kawartha Child Care Services in Peterborough, where she championed the implementation of Reggio Inspired Emergent curriculum into 25 sites (when this innovative approach was rarely considered). Lorrie is a contributing author in Ministry of Education documents that support early learning and shares her expertise worldwide, most recently inspiring Ontario’s First Nations communities.

Our 2014 Alumnus of Distinction

Murray Hall
Fish and Wildlife Technician, 1980
Murray Hall - Fish and Wildlife Technician, 1980

Murray Hall is renowned as a Canadian innovator, founding Halltech Environmental Inc. and Halltech Aquatic Research. He designed and produced countless custom fresh water sampling apparatus, integrated the first GPS receivers with rugged computers for georeferencing large data sets in remote locations, and developed the first Canadian-made Backpack Electrofishing System. Murray is a pioneer in precision in the agricultural sector, breaking ground with the first high-precision autopilot system on a tractor using GPS. This technology is now widely spread within the industry to allow farmers the ability to greatly reduce the amount of fertilizers and herbicides used. Murray became the first to successfully transport 200,000 live mink breeding stock to Dalian Province, China, and reduced mortality rates from 10% to 0% over five shipments. Murray’s many distinguished awards from industry partners include the Ontario Global Trader’s Award for Innovation and the Award for Market Expansion.

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