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St. Lawrence College student chosen for national fellowship program

2016-06-10
Just a week before her graduation, St. Lawrence College student Kara Reynolds has already answered the toughest question every new graduate faces: What’s next?

At a special awards ceremony in Saskatoon, Reynolds was presented with the TD Fellowship in Advancement at the national conference of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education. The Fellowship means Kara returns to SLC to work on a year-long paid internship in the College’s Alumni & Development office.

The TD Fellowships in Advancement, created in 1998 and made possible by Meloche Monnex and TD Bank Financial Group, have evolved over the years to reflect the growing scope and sophistication of educational advancement in Canada. Only two graduating students are chosen nationally, to gain practical experience in at least two major areas of Advancement, including alumni relations; development; and marketing and communications.

Reynolds will graduate from SLC on June 16 with a Diploma in Business Administration - Marketing. A Dean’s List student, she has competed provincially and nationally in marketing case competitions: the Ontario College Marketing Competition (Silver Award), Canadian Marketing Association (Top Student Award), and National BDC Case Competition (Silver Medal). During her placement at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) in Kingston, Reynolds developed a “compassionate, educational and thoughtful digital marketing plan that is now being used as the standard template for CNIB Dining in the Dark events”, says Penny Bagnell, Manager of Community Giving Ontario East at CNIB.

The selection process for TD Fellows in Advancement involves application by a CCAE member educational institution (university, college, independent school or cégep) with a robust Fellowship plan backed by the mentorship of senior advancement professionals; and “a candidate of exceptional aptitude and energy for a bright future in advancement” according to the CCAE.

Stacey de Molitor, a graduate Masters student from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the other TD Fellow for 2016.

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About St. Lawrence College   

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 82,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.   

For more information: 

Laura Tulchinsky 
St. Lawrence College, Communications 
613-544-5400, ext. 1291  Cell: 613-329-2451