Holland College recognizes leadership giving
January 28, 2013
Charlottetown, PE – Holland College hosted a recognition event today at its Prince of Wales Campus for a group of businesses, individuals, and organizations who contributed leadership gifts to Learning. For Life., the most successful campaign ever held in the College’s history. The event included the unveiling of several named spaces and tribute plaques, and officially recognized a number of named scholarships, bursaries, and awards funded through campaign leadership gifts.
The family of David and Doris Scales was celebrated for their generosity through the naming of David and Doris Scales Commons at the Centre for Community Engagement. Family member John Scales noted that their family gift was made with pride.
“We are pleased to support Holland College and the advancement of its students through the redevelopment of the Prince of Wales Campus,” said Scales.
Bruce Howatt, PEI vice-president for Bell Aliant, commented that gifts made to Holland College have impact that extends well beyond the walls of the institution.
“Bell Aliant is proud to partner with Holland College and supports the delivery of innovative programs that foster student development and help create vibrant, connected communities,” said Howatt.
A tribute plaque was unveiled to recognize Bell Aliant at the Centre for Applied Science and Technology.
Approximately forty additional donors were recognized and celebrated for their generous investments in Holland College.
“It’s both inspiring and motivating to have the community come together and pledge their support for our College,” said Holland College President Brian McMillan. “Having the opportunity to now turn our attention to the recognition and celebration of our leadership donors is a welcomed privilege. There are many ways to say ‘thank you’ and we hope that our gratitude has been expressed as wholeheartedly as it has been felt.”
The Learning. For Life. Capital Campaign raised $6.6 million dollars from the private and business sectors, augmenting the investments made by both the federal and provincial governments. The funds were directed toward the construction of two new buildings, an expansion to the student residence on the Prince of Wales Campus, renovations to the Charlottetown Centre, expansions and renovations in the Georgetown and the Marine Training Centres, and construction of the West Prince and Waterfront Campuses.
In addition to capital and infrastructure projects, funds have also been directed toward student financial aid, extra-curricular activities and student support services, equipment and teaching technologies for classrooms, and innovation that enables students, staff, and faculty to bring ideas to reality.
Namings and Tributes at the Tourism & Culinary Centre
H.J. Heinz Company of Canada
Murphy / Cassidy Lecture Theatre
Robert K. Irving
The Sobey Foundation
Namings and Tributes at the Centre for Applied Science and Technology
Fitzgerald and Snow
RBC Living Roof
Namings and Tributes at the Centre for Community Engagement
David and Doris Scales Commons
City of Charlottetown
Namings and Tributes at the Charlottetown Centre
Credit Union Café
Holland College Student Union Lab
Cooke Insurance Boardroom
Hyndman & Company Ltd.
Regis & Joan Duffy in honour of Annie McIver Duffy and Helen Mooney Murphy
Namings and Tributes at the Summerside Waterfront Campus
Olympic Electric and Bevan Bros. Ltd.
Schurman Resource Centre
Vector Aerospace Hall
City of Summerside
Fitzgerald and Snow
Tribute at the Atlantic Police Academy
Slemon Park Corporation
Named Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Deltaware Systems Inc. Computer Information Systems Bursary and Graduation Award
Elaine Babineau Memorial Scholarship
Al Babineau Memorial Bursary
John Ledwell Memorial Award
Velvet Underground Football Award
Elwood Lawton Welding Fabrication Bursary
David and Nancy Lopes Family Entrance Award
Cooke Insurance Entrance Awards
Cooke Insurance Football Awards
Cooke Insurance Tourism & Culinary Bursaries
Murphy Investments Ltd. Awards
… more to come!
For more information about this release, please contact:
Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier,Executive Director
College Advancement and the Holland College Foundation
Tel: (902) 629-4273