Jun 16, 2011


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City of Calgary honours Sharon Carry and the College Community

CALGARY – Sharon Carry, Bow Valley College President and CEO, was named this year's recipient of the City of Calgary's Community Achievement Award in Education.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi was in attendance to congratulate Sharon on her award at a ceremony on June 15 in the atrium of City Hall.

The award recognizes individuals who have enhanced learning opportunities for Calgarians or have brought recognition to Calgary due to outstanding academic achievement in their field.

In her acceptance speech, Sharon said, "Although I am the one here on stage, I truly am receiving this award on behalf of all staff and faculty at Bow Valley College." 

"They have worked tremendously hard to achieve our vision of serving as Calgary and region's Comprehensive Community College. And this award is a testament to our success - my heartfelt thanks go out to all of them."

This award is earned through Sharon's and the College community's dedication to life-long learning and contributions to the vitality of the communities they serve.

"Sharon inspires me and those around her through her remarkable leadership capabilities and her vision, wisdom, love of learning, perseverance, integrity, and humanity," says Joanne Stalinski, Chair of Bow Valley College's Board of Governors.

"Knowing that one does not accomplish anything in this world alone, she has harnessed the collective wisdom, efforts, and expertise of the College's faculty and staff to change the way Calgarians participate in post-secondary education."

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