Change at the helm of the Dawson Foundation
Earlier in February, Steve Hatajlo (Class of 1981, Computer Science) handed over the presidency of the Dawson College Foundation to Sean Smith (Class of 2001, Pure and Applied Science). Steve has served as a volunteer on both the Dawson Foundation Board of Directors and Dawson’s Board of Governors for many years. He remains a member of both boards.
Dawson’s Communications Office interviewed the outgoing and incoming president. Visit the link for the Q & A.
Celebrating extraordinary Dawson students
Last semester, Dawson College celebrated 33 students at the Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30. It was an occasion to celebrate the achievements, community involvement and perseverance of some of our extraordinary students. A big thank you to the donors, the partner organizations and of course, to the Dawson faculty and staff who help our students reach their potential.
In total, $19,800 was distributed to students who received awards last semester.
In this issue of D News, we have two features on the recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award and the Mahsa Amini Scholarship.
To see all the recipients, visit the Fall Awards Celebration page: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/awards-scholarships/award-recipients/
Be inspired by the journeys of our first four Perseverance Award recipients
Noella Dorothy Beersa (Liberal Arts), Wynter Bryant (Arts and Culture), Eléonore Martin-Menga (AEC in Commercial Photography) and Judy Phuong Trinh Le (Pure & Applied Science) are the first four recipients of the new Dawson College Perseverance Award.
This award is funded through the Student Academic Enrichment Fund and is intended to encourage Dawson students from all programs and sectors to continue in their studies.
Visit the link for the homepage news story.
Beloved Dawson fundraiser Artists in Bloom will be April 18
Artists in Bloom will be back for the 26th edition on the evening of Thursday, April 18!
The beloved Dawson fundraiser invites those who appreciate art and those who love to support young people to come and enjoy appetizers and drinks while watching student artists create works of art live. Later in the evening, the art works are auctioned off. In addition, a curated selection of art prints by student artists will be available for sale.
This year, all proceeds from ticket sales, the art auction and art print sales will benefit Dawson Athletics, providing some essential funding to allow student athletes to travel to away games.
$40,000 in grants from the Dawson Foundation for 14 projects
An interesting assortment of projects to benefit Dawson students in all programs was selected for grants by the Student Academic Enrichment Fund committee.
Visit the homepage news story for more info and a link to all the projects.
Two new awards to be presented at Fall Awards Night
Dawson College is holding our annual Fall Awards Night on Nov. 30.
“We will celebrate our students who are committed, perseverant, hard-working, caring and kind,” said Academic Dean Leanne Bennett. “The achievement of our students is our collective achievement- the ultimate result of the dedication of our teachers, support staff, professionals and managers and is, of course, shared with our students’ parents, activity leaders and coaches.”
Visit the link for the homepage news story about the two new awards that will be presented.
Great year for the Dawson Foundation
Twenty projects to benefit students received funding in 2023 thanks to new funding available from the Dawson Foundation.
The new Student Academic Enrichment Fund (SAEF) received applications and provided funding for projects in the winter and fall 2023 semesters. Several projects would never have taken place without the new SAEF.
Read all about the last year at the Foundation in the Annual Report available in the link below.
Thousands of bulbs planted on campus this month
Student volunteers worked with the Office of Sustainability on Nov. 14 to plant 2,700 bulbs in the Peace Garden in just two hours! Five hundred of those bulbs were planted around the big tree in the Chiefs’ Garden, Jenn de Vera said.
The volunteers planted more bulbs in other areas around the campus later that week. Pink bulbs were planted near Anastasia’s tree, which was planted in memory of Anastasia De Sousa. Around the Peace Pole, blue and red bulbs were planted to represent the new partnership with Canadore College. The North Bay college received some bulbs from Dawson and will be sending photos in the spring of their blooming campus.
A total of 4,000 bulbs were planted at Dawson in the Peace Garden and the Three Sisters Garden. Hundreds more have been gifted to partner institutions and organizations.
The tulips and spring bulbs were purchased from a Dutch wholesale supplier by the Dawson Foundation. It was Dawson’s biggest bulb order ever.
Last Modified: February 22, 2024