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Fleming College Recognizes Employee Excellence at Second Annual Awards Celebration


Peterborough ON – (May 5, 2022) – Fleming College came together to celebrate outstanding employees on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, for the second annual Spotlight Awards.

The Spotlight Awards showcase just a few of Fleming’s employees who inspire and motivate others and who contribute to Fleming’s culture of inclusivity and innovation. This year, more than 51 nominations were put forward by colleagues eager to see their coworkers honoured in five distinct categories. 

“The Spotlight Awards shine a light on the impressive work that our faculty and staff do every day to serve our students, and our community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “What makes these awards so special is that they are entirely peer nominated, and I cannot think of something more impactful than peers supporting peers. I would like to thank our employees who go above and beyond each day and extend my sincere congratulations to this year’s 2022 Spotlight Award winners and those nominated.” 

This year, the Spotlight Awards recognized one individual and one group in each of the five award categories: 

Technology Champion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that embraces the latest technology and digital tools to prepare students for the future workplace. This person or team anticipates technological needs of the labour market to ensure students benefit from hands-on training that will prepare them for the workforce. 

Individual Award Recipient: Wendy Morgan 

Team Recipient: Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) Team (Ankur Arora, Cole Radoja, Fereydoon Diba, Jesus Venegas Villaneuva, Mahdi Pirmoradian, Mitrajsinh Digvijaysinh Ravalji, Philippe Shurtleff, Tafan Yaseen Ali, Farnoosh Attar, Mehataj Shaik, Milad Keshani, Mitchell Syer, Mohammed Kamrul Hassan, Saba Molazadeh, Sasan Soleimani Hesari, Tristan Colaco, Jesse Melo, Blane Bell , Jeremy Dalby) 

Student & Employer Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that encourages collaboration between students and employers to establish practical, real-world opportunities that ensure graduates are job ready. 

Individual Award Recipient: Patti-Lynn Davis 

Team Recipient: Jan Watson, Nicole Grady, Susan Garfat, Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Nicole Holden, Valerie Dalby 

Strengthening Communities Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a commitment to strengthening our communities through creating an inclusive and welcoming campus for all. This person or team is dedicated to creating economic and social development partnerships that advance the future of our communities and provide opportunities for students and staff. 

Individual Award Recipient: Jon Carter 

Team Recipient: Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Catherine Adesanya, Janice-Lee Foxon, Katie Taylor, Jen Berry, Martina McDowell, Andrew Bohart, Barbara Shaw, Lori McQuaid, Susan O’Toole 

Diversity and Inclusion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that ensures Fleming College is a welcoming place for staff, students, and the communities we serve. This person or team goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our diverse populations and to enrich our communities. 

Individual Award Recipient: Mamdouh Mina 

Team Recipient: Indigenous Perspectives Faculty Team (Erin Hayward, CherylAnn James, Beedahbin Peltier) 

Employee Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a positive, equitable and supportive workplace culture. This person or team is dedicated to contributing to an energized workplace that respects and values the opinion and ideas of all employees. 

Individual Award Recipient: Molly Westland 

Team Recipient: Lisa Burke and Nancy Barrett 

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

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