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Cambrian College Celebrates Employees at Rendez-Vous Event

May 13, 2024

Team Category: Digital Media, Marketing and Web Technology teams

SUDBURY – Cambrian College has celebrated its longest-serving employees, newest retirees and outstanding service by individuals.

Cambrian held its annual Rendez-Vous employee appreciation event this past Friday, where it honoured employees with 20 or more years of service, this year’s retirees and employees who made an exemplary contribution to the college in the past year.

“Behind the success of students are amazing faculty and staff who work tirelessly to support student success,” says Alison De Luisa, Vice-President of Human Resources, Student Services and International at Cambrian College. “It is really important to come together to recognize and celebrate our amazing employees.”

At Rendez-Vous, Cambrian honoured 17 new retirees and 24 employees who have been with Cambrian for at least 20 years, including one employee who reached the 40-year plateau this year.

Another highlight of Rendez-Vous is the presentation of the President’s Awards for Excellence for outstanding contributions over the previous year.

This year’s winners are:
Faculty Category: Jenna Guse
Jenna is a professor and program coordinator in the Business Administration program. She played a key role in developing Cambrian’s new Bachelor of Business Administration programs. Jenna has also been a team coach for students taking part in the Ontario College Marketing Competition, Enactus Regionals, and HEAD Analytics competition.

Support Staff Category: Darrel Dupuis
Darrel is an audio-visual technician who was recognized for his countless hours setting up and operating Cambrian’s audio and visual equipment, ensuring every event, media conference or presentation occurs without a hitch. Darrel was lauded for his attention to detail, exceptional work ethic and unwavering dedication.

Outstanding Service by an Individual: Marisa Cheslock
An invaluable member of the team in the Student Life Centre, Marisa has been a mentor to countless students who are part of the Cambrian Indigenous Student Circle. Her legacy at Cambrian is as the lead organizer of our annual Pow Wow, one of our largest annual on-campus events since 2016.

Administration Category: Tammy Dines
Tammy Dines, Cambrian’s Manager of Payroll and Reporting, is described as one of Cambrian’s unsung heroes. She has positively impacted every department at Cambrian with her financial skills and unwavering work ethic. Tammy is friendly, approachable, and responsive, and is always looking for ways to improve efficiencies.

Team Category: Digital Media, Marketing and Web Technology teams
• Renee Scott – Director of Recruitment, Student Success & Marketing
• Kerri Jokinen – Marketing Manager
• Karen Watson – Digital Media Manager
• Angele Daoust – International Marketing Coordinator
• Matthew Lehtela – Graphic Designer
• Amy Richard – Graphic Designer
• Jessica Davidson – Marketing Officer
• Joel Ayotte – Web and CRM Developer
• Peter Sgouros – Web and CRM Developer
• Paul Hamilton – Marketing Video/Multimedia Production Specialist
• Linda Renaud – Associate Registrar
• Grant Duncan – Manager, Enterprise Application Solutions
• Jim Phillips – Manager, Infrastructure Support Services

This dynamic team led and successfully implemented two monumental projects this past year: the development of Cambrian’s new brand identity and the launch of the new website. Both projects were approximately two years in the making, requiring untold hours of work and involving consultations with numerous internal and external stakeholders. While undertaking these projects, each team member continued to perform their regular, daily duties. It was an example of college-wide collaboration.

“Our students succeed because our employees succeed, and we truly have an amazing team at Cambrian,” says President Kristine Morrissey. “I want to congratulate this year’s award winners, employees who have reached milestones in their careers, and our retirees who have given us their best working years. I am grateful for them and for all of our employees. They truly make the difference here at Cambrian.”

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Cambrian College celebrated its longest serving employees, recent retirees and outstanding achievement at its annual Rendez-Vous event.

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