Georgian students honoured with prestigious awards
June 02, 2014

The Georgian College Board of Governors presented two esteemed awards to students Nathaniel Davin and Steven Pelletier on May 30 at the Barrie Campus.

Three males and female; two males in centre holding up awards

Pictured: W. R. (Bill) Van Wyck, Board Chair; Nathaniel and Steven; and MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO.

Nathaniel received a Board of Governors’ Degree Studies Medal Award in recognition of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership at the college and in the community. Nathaniel is a Laurentian Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) student in Georgian’s University Partnership Centre and a peer tutor at Georgian. He earned his Level 1 Regular Tutor credential from the College Reading and Learning Association.

Nathanial is also a conversation tutor for English language learners in Georgian’s English for Academic Purposes program. He volunteers in the International department and has played a key role in enhancing the international student experience at the Barrie Campus.

Steven received a Board of Governors’ Medal award, recognized for excelling academically in the Indigenous Community and Social Development program, his involvement at Georgian and his contributions to the community. Steven works in the Indigenous Resource Centre as a NiwiJiagan (student peer tutor) and is heavily involved in planning and co-ordinating various events such as the annual Pow Wow.

He has represented the student voice at Anishnabe Education and Training Circle meetings, currently represents the Métis Nation of Ontario and is secretary of the Georgian Bay Métis Council. One of the highlights of his role on council was securing funds to develop the Métis Musical Premier program – which delivers cultural and theoretical music lessons to youth.

Steven is also involved with the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) program, an open door support group for Aboriginal men.

Congratulations Nathaniel and Steven!