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Everyday Heroes for October 2018

Congratulations to our most recent recipients.

Everyone who works at Mohawk College is eligible to be nominated for an Everyday Hero Award. Nominate someone today, visit: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/employees/employee-recognition/mohawk-everyday-hero


Debbie Kendall

For making Mohawk College a great place to work Debbie Kendal is a Mohawk College Everyday Hero. Debbie helped created an assistant's group, mapping out academic calendars, and creating processes and systems to support new Associate Deans. "Some talk to you in their free time, and some free their time to talk to you."—Debbie is known for creating a nurturing and caring environment. She is leader and many staff and faculty look to her as someone they can trust to listen and offer words of wisdom when needed. A solutions-focused problem solver, Debbie is always helping to resolve numerous day-to-day issues for students, staff, admin, and faculty. And through a number of Associate Deans over the past few years, Debbie has provided stability and consistency for her department in collaboration with other support staff and faculty. Recognize someone who's making a difference at Mohawk with an Everyday Hero Award at www.mohawkcollege.ca/everydayhero.




Katherine Shirton

For making a great impression on more than 450 local high school students and community members, Katherine Shirton is a Mohawk Everyday Hero. Katherine led the planning, promotion and execution of the first-ever Music Career Day this past May. The event drew more than 450 high school students and community members from Peel, Haldimand, Brant County, Niagara and Hamilton. Music Career Day was an opportunity to network and learn from industry professionals through panels, workshops and presentations. The feedback was outstanding with everyone commending the organizers on running such an excellent event. On the feedback forms submitted by guidance counsellors, every one of them mentioned that this was an amazing opportunity for their students. The counsellors said they`d been waiting a long time for an event that offered students exposure to the various avenues in the music industry. Music Career Day helped to promote Mohawk’s two music programs and the City of Hamilton. It also highlighted all that we as a college have to offer students.