Two fundraising professionals join Foundation Board
Fundraising consultant Elaine Lalonde (mother of North-South Studies alumna) and Claudia Mastrocola (Class of 2013, Community, Recreation and Leadership Training) joined the Board of Directors of the Dawson College Foundation at the Nov. 23 meeting.
The Foundation has bolstered its in-house fundraising expertise by welcoming these two new board members.
Elaine brings over 30 years of experience in fundraising to the Foundation. After several fundraising roles in the nonprofit sector, she is now a Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.
Claudia has seven years of experience managing fundraising events. She works as an event manager with the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation.
Governor General’s Medal recipient rowing her way to the top
Catherine Chénier-Gagnon returned to Dawson College on Nov. 24 to receive the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal. Academic Dean Diane Gauvin presented the medal to Catherine at an intimate and socially distanced ceremony witnessed by her parents and a few teachers.
Read the Homepage News story to find out what she liked best about Dawson, her advice for students and what she is up to.
Lizanne Murphy returns to Dawson!
Lizanne Murphy is back at Dawson as an assistant coach for the Division 1 Women's Basketball Team.
"Dawson felt like home," she said. "It's such a great feeling to be back."
Lizanne was part of the first team recruited by Head Coach Trevor Williams and graduated from Health Science in 2003. She went on to play professionally, represented Canada at the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games.
Lizanne believes there are many young players on Dawson's team who could follow in her footsteps and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with them.
The team is currently meeting online and training at home while they look forward to practicing and playing games again in January.
Resistance and Resilience opens Oct. 8
Following the success of Skénn:en: Peace and Decolonization (2017) and Queer and Peace (2018), Diana Rice (Programming Coordinator, Peace Centre) prophetically conceived of a project that would provide a space for those voices traditionally unheard and often ignored: Legacy and racialized immigrant communities. Once again collaborating with Rhonda Meier of the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, the work began in 2018 to create a platform for artists to display their experiences of racism and systemic oppression.
This vision is brought to life in Resistance and Resilience. Click Read More for the homepage news story.
Last Modified: December 15, 2020