Top grads honoured
These Cambrian College alumni stand out and are recognized by provincial government
One keeps space missions clean. One helps cleans up the mining industry. One provides comfort and care to the world’s underprivileged. One helps students in need. One helps change the way we think about communications.
They are all Cambrian College alumni and were among the nominees at the recent Premier’s Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to society from graduates of Ontario’s colleges.
Cambrian’s nominees this year included:
- Julia Fedec (Nursing, 2011). Fedec has worked as a nurse around the world, in such places as India, Tanzania, Congo, and South Sudan, developing expertise in tropical disease. She is currently a nursing manager at Manitoulin Health Centre.
- C.B. Forrest (Journalism, 1992). Forrest is the Global Director of Public Relations for AdFarm. His work with the concept of “social friction” is helping renewable energy companies rethink how they communicate.
- Gianni Grossi (Mining Engineering Technology, 1999). Grossi is the president of Anmar, a fabrication company with worldwide operations that is helping the mining industry be more efficient and environmentally conscious.
- Colette Lepage (Chemical Engineering Technology, 1994). Lepage works for the North American Space Agency (NASA). She has managed the cleaning and decontamination process for numerous space missions.
- Cory Morel (Business, 2004). Morel is a partner in the Morel Group of Companies, a leader in providing health plans and benefits to post- secondary students. Morel co-founded the Morel Family Foundation, to help children and youth facing hardship.
“I want to congratulate all of the Cambrian graduates who were nominated this year. They are making a difference in the world,” Cambrian president Bill Best said in a release. “Many of our graduates are leaders in their fields and in their communities, and it has been an honour to have been a part of their journeys to success.”
“I think the secret about Cambrian College is out,” added Brandi Braithwaite, director of Alumni and Development at Cambrian College. “We have amazing alumni who are making their mark on every corner of the planet, some even beyond that with organizations like NASA. There are no limits to anyone with a college … I’m so proud of all our alumni who were nominated this year.”
The Premier’s Awards were introduced in 1992. Since that time, two Cambrian alumni have won the award: in 1992, Mary Jonik, Applied Arts Category, and in 2002, Martin Bayer, Business Category.
Cambrian College is northeastern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 75 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Sudbury, and with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca.
Five alumni of Cambrian College were among the nominees at the Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards for outstanding contributions to society by college graduates. Left to right are C.B. Forrest, Gianni Grossi, Julia Fedec, Colette Lepage and Cory Morel.