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Former Fanshawe College VP Receives Prestigious Award

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Former Fanshawe College VP Receives Prestigious Award

McGuinty Government Celebrates Lifetime Achievement

Joy Warkentin, former Senior Vice-President, Academic of Fanshawe College is being awarded the fifth annual Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Ontario's college system.

During her 40-year career, Warkentin established an outstanding record of leadership in Ontario and across Canada while advancing her college, the community and the Ontario college system. In addition to her work in the college system, as a former nurse, nursing teacher, and Chair of Health Sciences at Confederation College, she developed a reputation for having key insight into Ontario's health care system.

Warkentin retired from Fanshawe College in the fall of 2008.

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  • Over 90 per cent of graduates of Ontario's 24 colleges are employed within six months of graduating.
  • Over 150,000 students are enrolled full-time at Ontario colleges.

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“Joy has made an enormous difference to our college system and to her students. She has helped prepare us for the future and the dedication she has shown to her students and colleagues will always be appreciated.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities



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