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Major award winners

Congratulations to our 2020 major award winners. Learn more about our awards and how recipients are selected.

Akerley Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Sarah Lumsden 
Diploma in Power Engineering Technology

Governor General Academic Medal
Brett Struthers
Diploma in Welding

NSCC Gold Medal
Elliot Michael Bentley
Certificate in Motor Vehicle Body Repair

NSCC Alumni Award
Juno Keizer
Diploma in Welding

President’s Award
Gizelle Tabiola de Guzman
Certificate in Automotive Service and Repair 

Valedictorian
Sarah Lumsden
Diploma in Power Engineering Technology

Annapolis Valley Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Steven Li
Diploma in Environmental Sustainability Engineering Technology

Governor General Academic Medal
Pamela Ann Walsh
Diploma in Cosmetology 

NSCC Gold Medal
Ruth-anne Elizabeth Macdonell Donellsen
Certificate in Business Fundamentals 

NSCC Alumni Award
Tasha Thomas
Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

President’s Award
Carly Dawn Floris
Certificate in Continuing Care

Valedictorian
Carly Dawn Floris
Certificate in Continuing Care

Burridge Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Ayukngho Tabendang
Diploma in Social Services 

Governor General Academic Medal
Krista Oickle
Diploma in Mental Health Recovery and Promotion

NSCC Gold Medal
Chailey Jeddry
Certificate in Office Administration 

NSCC Alumni Award
Gay Manning-Shaw
Diploma in Social Services

President’s Award
Andrew Van Tassel
Certificate in Automotive Service and Repair

Valedictorian
Sonia Mallet
Diploma in Mental Health Recovery and Promotion

Cumberland Campus 

Board of Governors' Award
Cherie Lynn Johnston
Diploma in Social Services 

Governor General Academic Medal
Chelsea Christina Atkinson 
Diploma in Social Services 

NSCC Gold Medal
Jeffrey Darrin Belliveau
Certificate in Electrical and Construction 

NSCC Alumni Award
Sophie Lamontagne
Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

President’s Award
Braden Lewis Trimper
Diploma in Utility Line Work – Construction and Maintenance

Valedictorian
Charlene (Charlie) Harvey
Diploma in Social Services 

eCampus

Governor General Academic Medal
John O'Donoghue
Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting

NSCC Gold Medal
Allison Taylor
Certificate in Office Administration

NSCC Alumni Award
Chantel Bowes
Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

Valedictorian
Anna Marie Broderick
Diploma in Business Administration - Management 

Institute of Technology Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Emon Majumder
Diploma in IT Programming 

Governor General Academic Medal
Jordan Martin
Diploma in Cyber Security 

NSCC Gold Medal
Simon Burke
Certificate in Office Administration 

NSCC Alumni Award
Elizabeth Garcin
Certificate in Office Administration

President’s Award
Caitlin Pett
Certificate in Dental Assisting - Level II 

Diploma Valedictorian
Mashud Zebo
Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate Valedictorian
Marie Weeren
Certificate in Medical Office Administration 

Ivany Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Bonnie Noddin
Diploma in Paralegal Services 

Governor General Academic Medal
Alaura Leadbetter
Diploma in Paralegal Services 

NSCC Gold Medal
Alyson Samways
Certificate in Applied Media and Communication Arts
 
NSCC Alumni Award
Rebecca Teddiman
Diploma in Environmental Engineering Technology  

President’s Award
Brent Boutilier
Certificate in Electrical - Construction and Industrial 

Valedictorian
Kathleen Shreenan
Diploma in Practical Nursing

Kingstec Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Luciano Pereira
Diploma in Business Administration

Governor General Academic Medal
Leah Salsman
Diploma in Social Services  

NSCC Gold Medal
Miseon Park
Certificate in Academic and Career Connections 

NSCC Alumni Award
Mika Francis
Diploma in Social Services 

President’s Award
Maria Hannah Santos
Certificate in Continuing Care 

Valedictorian
McKayla States
Diploma in Business Administration - Financial Services

Lunenburg Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Alexandra Payne
Diploma in Business Administration – Accounting 

Governor General Academic Medal
Martine Ali
Diploma in Business Administration – Accounting

NSCC Gold Medal
Clara Armstrong
Diploma in Tourism Hospitality

NSCC Alumni Award
Karen Mangilaya
Diploma in Tourism Hospitality

President’s Award
Karen Mangilaya
Diploma in Tourism Hospitality

Valedictorian
Jacob Smicer
Certificate in Automotive Service and Repair 

Marconi Campus

Board of Governors' Award
John MacEwan
Diploma in Social Services

Governor General Academic Medal
Justin Jewer
Diploma in Power Engineering Technology 

NSCC Gold Medal
Mary MacDonald
Certificate in Medical Office Administration 

NSCC Alumni Award
Shirley Christmas
Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

President’s Award
David Doucette
Certificate in Applied Media and Communication Arts 

Valedictorian
Charmaine Greencorn
Certificate in Medical Office Administration

Pictou Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Justin Desmond
Diploma in Electro Mechanical Technician

Governor General Academic Medal
Morgan Christena Polley 
Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting  

NSCC Gold Medal
Alicia Justine Petroff
Certificate in Office Administration 

NSCC Alumni Award
Amanda MacMillan
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technician

President’s Award
Alicia Justine Petroff
Certificate in Office Administration 

Valedictorian
Madison Murray
Diploma in Practical Nursing

Shelburne Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Victoria Allen
Diploma in Oceans Resources - Fisheries & Aquaculture

Governor General Academic Medal
Randy MacDonald
Diploma in Pipe Trades

NSCC Gold Medal
Blake Rice
Certificate in Electrical Construction and Industrial

NSCC Alumni Award
Scott Gardiner
Diploma in Oceans Resources - Fisheries & Aquaculture

President’s Award
Corey Arseneau
Certificate in Electrical Construction & Industrial

Valedictorian
Cassidy Hiltz
Certificate in Continuing Care 

Strait Area Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Kieran Johnson
Diploma in Natural Resources Environmental Technology

Governor General Academic Medal
Amanda Forgeron
Diploma in Business Administration - Management

NSCC Gold Medal
Stewart MacLean
Certificate in Culinary Skills

NSCC Alumni Award
Lorraine Simon
Diploma in Social Services

President’s Award
Allison MacKinnon
Certificate in Continuing Care

Valedictorian
Drew Muller
Diploma in Natural Resources Environmental Technology

Truro Campus

Board of Governors' Award
Katrina Lynch
Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting

Governor General Academic Medal
Edison Javier Gonzalez Velandia
Diploma in IT Web Development

NSCC Gold Medal
Kelsee Black
Certificate in Medical Office Administration

NSCC Alumni Award
Joel Gavel
Achieve Certificate of Completion

President’s Award
Jess Turple
Certificate in Medical Office Administration

Valedictorian
Emma Culgin
Diploma in Child and Youth Care

About our awards

The following awards are presented to students through a nomination and committee selection process.

The President's Award - Awarded to a graduating student of a College Certificate Program who has demonstrated consistent academic achievement, dedication to their program and contributed to campus and/or community activities.

The Board of Governors' Award - Awarded to a graduating student of a College Diploma/Advanced Diploma Program who has demonstrated consistent academic achievement, dedication to their program and contributed to campus and/or community activities.

NSCC Alumni Award - Awarded to a graduating student who embodies the NSCC alumni tradition of excellence and ambassadorship and whose extraordinary contributions have inspired a sense of community and pride on campus.

The following awards are presented to students with a high academic standing. All students are automatically considered.

Nova Scotia Community College Gold Medal - Awarded to a graduating student of a College Certificate Program who has achieved the highest academic standing.

The Governor General Medal - Awarded to a graduating student of a College/Advanced Diploma Program who has achieved the highest academic achievement.