Awards to honour Fleming College alumni of influence


Call for nominations: Premier’s Awards celebrate college graduate success

Peterborough ON – (April 11, 2017) – The Advancement & Alumni Relations Office at Fleming College is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates.

The awards provide Fleming College with an opportunity to recognize graduates who demonstrate excellence in their chosen career, influence advancement in their field and inspire others in their community.

Presented annually by Colleges Ontario, the Premier’s Awards honour six outstanding graduates in the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Technology
  • Recent Graduate (Class of 2013 – 2017)

The awards celebrate graduate career success and honour the social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and around the world. Nominees must demonstrate remarkable career achievements that include making a significant contribution to their industry, profession and community. Humanitarian achievements are an asset but not a requirement. A Fleming College graduate from any program may be nominated.

Fleming College award finalists will be invited to attend the Premier’s Awards Gala on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Toronto where Colleges Ontario will announce the Premier’s Award winners from nominations submitted by 24 Ontario Colleges.

The deadline to submit a Premier’s Award nomination package is Sunday, April 30, 2017. Nominations submitted after the deadline will be considered for next year’s awards.

To nominate a deserving Fleming graduate, please contact Fleming College Alumni Officer Paula Walton at 705-749-5530 ext. 1390 or e-mail

Last year, Fleming College honoured a graduate in each of the six categories. To learn more about all of the 2016 Premier’s Award nominees, please visit 

About Colleges Ontario
Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Colleges Ontario is committed to the future strength of the province and the country and to an Ontario where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.They advance policies and awareness campaigns to ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity.

About Fleming College Alumni Relations
Fleming College Alumni Relations Office is proud to serve more than 71,000 graduates of over 100 full-time academic programs. Alumni services include mentorship support, career counselling, special events, locator services, awards and recognition, online bulletins and print publications.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.




Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
705.749.5530 x 1370