The Holland College Foundation annual Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented by the Holland College Foundation to Holland College alumni who have graduated ten or more years ago, and who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership on the local, national or international levels in one or more of the following areas: public service, business, the environment, community service, the arts, service to Holland College, professional achievement, or leadership.
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Holland College President, Dr. Sandy MacDonald, presents awards to the 2018 Holland College Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Chef Irwin MacKinnon, Culinary Arts, 1988; Jan Cowper, Dental Assisting, 1990; and Chief David Poirier, Police Science (Cadet), 1977
(L-R) Melanie Wildman, Visual Communications 1994; John Sylvester, Photography, 1984; Melody Dover, Visual Communications, 1995 and Interactive Multimedia, 2003.
(L-R) David Trainor, Electromechanical Technology 1990; Scott Annear, Business Administration 1987; and Patti Larsen, Journalism 1992.
(L-R) Kevin Proude, Retail Management 1988, Wayne Stewart, Plumbing 1981, and Chef Cory LeDrew, Culinary Arts 2001.
(L-R) Norma Lee MacLeod, Journalism 1982; Sue LeFort, Welding 1985; Chief Delaney Chilsholm, Police Science (Cadet) 1973 with Holland College President Dr. Brian McMillan.
(L-R): Barry Sheen, Hospitality 1973; Holland College President Dr. Brian McMillan; Kathy Ward Doucette, Human Services 2002; Steven Barber, Hotel and Restaurant Management 2001.
(L-R) Holland College President Dr. Brian McMillan; Tim Banks, Construction Technology, 1974; Louise Vessey, Photography, 1992; David Garcelon, 1984.
(L-R) Holland College President, Dr. Brian McMillan congratulates 2010 Distinguished Award recipients, Basil Stewart, Police Science (Cadet), 1971; Eva O’Hanley, Electromechanical, 1985; and Jeff Poirier, Accounting Technology, 1993. Joining the group is Nelson Snow, Holland College Foundation Board Chair.
(L-R) Allan MacLeod, Commercial Design, 1973; Jamie Hill, Programmer/Analyst, 1984; and Sonya Corrigan, Early Childhood Care and Education, 1990; Holland College President, Dr. Brian McMillan.
(L-R) John Avery, Electronics 1977, Brent Blackmore, Police Science (Cadet), 1985; Alanna Jankov, Photography 1988; and Kevin O'Brien, Business Information Technology 1992 receive the very first Distinguished Alumni Awards from Dr. Brian McMillan, President of Holland College. (not pictured) Steven Collicutt, Motor Vehicle Repair, 1979