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About 1,600 students crossed the stage at Cambrian in late May

Former Greater Sudbury mayor Marianne Matichuk among the guest speakers at convocation

They entered the ceremonies as students, they left as alumni. 

More than 1,600 students graduated from Cambrian College during five different convocation ceremonies held in late May at the college’s main campus in Greater Sudbury.  
Several current and former students were honoured this year for outstanding achievements and community service. 

Eric Sampson, a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program, was a double winner, earning the President’s Silver Award and the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Julian Wiesner, a graduate of the Chemical Engineering Technology program, earned the President’s Gold Award.  
Brian Humphrey, who graduated from the Physical Fitness and Leisure Management program in 2005, received the Alumni Award for his philanthropic achievements. As CEO of Climb for Cancer Hamilton, he has raised more than $1 million for cancer care.  
Earning the President’s Award of Excellence for Faculty was Ryan Carbone, a professor in the School of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Emergency Services. 
Long-time Cambrian and community volleyball coach Dale Beausoleil was this year’s recipient of the Fred Sheridan Award for his many years of service to education in the community.  
Each convocation ceremony also included a special alumni address. Guest speakers this year included Marianne Matichuk (Occupational Health and Safety, 2004), the first elected female mayor in Greater Sudbury’s history;  Steven Jacklin (Business Administration, 1999), the Dealer Principal at Tom Smith Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Midland, Ontario; Walter Siggelkow (Electronics Engineering Technology, 1991), President of Hard-Line Solutions; and Kathy Wells-McNeil (Nursing, 1995), CEO of Total Nursing Care. 
2018 Convocation Award Winners 
The President’s Gold Award – presented to a student with outstanding achievement in academics, campus life, and community service  
Julian Wiesner, Chemical Engineering Technology 
The President’s Silver Award – presented to a student with outstanding achievement in academics, campus life, community service  
Eric Sampson, Civil Engineering Technology  
The Governor General’s Academic Medal – presented to the student with the highest average in a diploma program 
Eric Sampson, Civil Engineering Technology  
The President’s Award of Excellence – Faculty -  Ryan Carbone, Professor, School of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Emergency Services  
The Dr. Fred Sheridan Award – presented to a community member for contributions to the advancement and betterment of society through extraordinary service to education  -  Dale Beausoleil, longtime Cambrian College and community volleyball coach 
Cambrian College Alumni Award  - Brian Humphrey (Physical Fitness and Leisure Management, 2005). Co-Owner of Momentum Fitness in Hamilton, and CEO and Founder of the Climb for Cancer Hamilton 
Certificate of Recognition  
Marc Gagné – President, Cambrian Student Council
Matthew Peltier – President, Cambrian Indigenous Student Circle  
Andrea Manson – President, Cambrian Athletics Association