Celebrated Chef Mark McEwan among 5 honorary George Brown College diploma/degree recipients

TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - George Brown College is proud to announce its 2015 honorary diploma and degree recipients, individuals who have left indelible marks on their communities, their industries and have had an impact on areas of study at George Brown. The honorary diploma and degree recipients will be recognized during convocation ceremonies this spring.

The following individuals will be presented with an honorary diploma or degree at this year's ceremonies:

Peter Papapetrou, Fashion Director and Stylist, Plutino Group – June 8, 3 p.m.
Papapetrou will be conferred with an Honorary Diploma in Fashion Techniques and Design. He receives this diploma in recognition of his extensive accomplishments within the Canadian and international fashion industry, as well as his philanthropic commitment to youth and education.

Mark McEwan, Chef and owner of McEwan Enterprises – June 9, 3 p.m.
Agraduate of George Brown's Culinary Management program, McEwan will be conferred with an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Business Degree in Hospitality Operations Management. This degree recognizes his industry leadership, business innovation and ongoing support of the next generation of chefs and hospitality staff through scholarships, externships, employment opportunities and more. McEwan's presence on the Food Network, his restaurants  and his other innovative business ventures, including cookbooks, a cookware line and catering company, have helped to boost the profile of Canada's culinary sector.

John Mollenhauer, President of the Toronto Construction Association – June 11, 10:30 a.m.
Mollenhauer will be conferred with an Honorary Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management. This degree recognizes his passion for education within the construction sector, and his long-time support of George Brown's Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies.

Dr. Stuart Shanker, Research Professor, York UniversityJune 11, 3 p.m.
Dr. Shanker will be conferred with an Honorary Diploma in the General Arts and Science Program. He receives this diploma in recognition of his ground-breaking research on self-regulation, and his work with multiple departments and divisions at George Brown.

Ainsworth Morgan, Vice-Principal, Toronto District School Board – June 12, 3 p.m.
Morgan will be conferred with a Diploma in the Child and Youth Worker Program. He receives this diploma in recognition of his leadership in facilitating equitable access to education and promoting youth empowerment.

All convocation ceremonies will be held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E., Toronto from Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, 2015. A full schedule of ceremonies can be found on George Brown's website at www.georgebrown.ca/convocation/

About George Brown College
Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers 148 full−time and 1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of approximately 64,000 (including those enrolled in full−time, part−time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post−graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four−year bachelor degrees.

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: Lisa Marchitto, Corporate Communications Manager, George Brown College, 416-415-5000 ext. 3767, lisa.marchitto@georgebrown.ca


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