Lambton College celebrates Academic Awards recognizing achievements and excellence

4 / 05 / 2022

SARNIA, April 5, 2022 – Hard-working and high-achieving Lambton College students are receiving more than $350,000 in scholarships and academic awards this year.

The annual Academic Award ceremonies, which are being celebrated in-person for the first time in two years, will recognize more than 100 students across all academic programs who have earned awards for their academic effort, dedication to student groups, and commitment to the community.

“The Lambton College Academic Awards recognize a wide range of students for their hard work and dedication and I’m proud and honoured to celebrate every one of them,” says Rob Kardas, President & CEO, Lambton College. “The past two years have not been easy for students, and I extend my congratulations to all of our award recipients on their achievements. I’d also like to thank our donors and partners for so generously helping our students succeed during their time at our College.”

The awards will be presented over a series of breakfast celebrations taking place at the Lambton College Event Centre on April 5, 6, and 7. The small ceremonies will also give students the opportunity to network with donors while enjoying a hot breakfast.

Some notable awards being presented this year include:

  • Women Leaders, Present and Future, Aayat Punjabi, Business Management - International Business
  • Monique D’Arcy Perseverance Award (Monique D’Arcy is alumni), Isabella McGill, Social Service Worker
  • Sandra Velema Memorial Scholarship (created by Lambton College faculty member Kevin VanReenen in memory of his sister), Stephanie St. Pierre , Early Childhood Education
  • Michael Mansfield Memorial Scholarship, Tanya Yadav, Canadian Culinary Arts

This year’s Academic Awards were made possible by The Lambton College Foundation’s scholarship program, which is supported by individual and family donors, and corporate and community partners.

The Lambton College Foundation would like to extend special recognition to TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, the Academic Awards Presenting Academic Excellence Sponsor. The Foundation would also like to recognize Lambton College’s own Student Administrative Council, the Academic Awards Student Success Sponsor.

Since its inception in 1994, The Lambton College Foundation has raised millions of dollars to enhance facilities, programs and services for students, and provide financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries. This fundraising is undertaken to further position Lambton College as a leader in educational programming and student life, attracting students from all over the world and supporting the retention of highly skilled professionals for the local workforce.

For more information about the Lambton College scholarship program, contact The Lambton College Foundation at

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Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
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