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Three Holland College alumni were honoured last evening at the Holland College Foundation’s fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and award ceremony held at the College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre. APM’s Tim Banks, Waldorf Astoria New York’s Chef David Garcelon, and Light & Vision Photography’s Louise Vessey received awards.

Holland College President Brian McMillan said that Mr. Banks, Chef Garcelon, and Ms. Vessey are tremendous examples of Holland College graduates who have achieved great success in their careers and are an inspiration for current and future students.

“Since its establishment in 1969, Holland College has proudly graduated more than 28,000 students who have made their careers in industries that range from health to construction, golf to bioscience, and hospitality to policing. This year’s honourees have brought distinction and pride to our College through their personal and professional accomplishments,” he said.

“Alumni are an important part of the Holland College family,” said Quentin Bevan, board chair for the Holland College Foundation. “Celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding alumni who have excelled in their chosen careers, industries, and communities is an annual College highlight.”
Nominations for the College’s Distinguished Alumni Awards are accepted year round, with a public call for nominations issued annually. The deadline for consideration for Holland College’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards is June 30, 2012. For more information, contact the Holland College Foundation at (902) 566-9590 or e-mail alumni@hollandcollege.com.

In this picture: (L-R) President Brian McMillan congratulates Tim Banks, Lousie Vessey, and David Garcelon on their Distinguished Alumni awards.

For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: Friday, June 01, 2012