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NorQuest College President's Medal

The President’s Medal is NorQuest College’s highest student honour. The award acknowledges a graduating student who consistently models and exemplifies many of the following selection criteria: academic achievement, student citizenship, involvement in NorQuest and/or external communities, and leadership qualities. It is presented at convocation, and is accompanied by a cash prize generously provided by the NorQuest College Faculty Association.

2021 recipient – Binita Khadka

Binita was actively involved in the Students’ Association of NorQuest College, serving as a Students’ Council representative and supporting many activities in the Association. Academically, Binita was called a “natural mentor” by her nominating instructors and encouraged her fellow students to take on leadership roles.

Binita’s message for her fellow graduates is likewise passionate and encouraging; “NorQuest has made our wings strong, so now it’s up to us where we want to fly, and we can do so with complete confidence”.

Binita Khadka

2020 recipient – Samuel Enyon Latigo

During his time at NorQuest, Community Support Worker student Samuel Enyon Latigo was extensively involved in NorQuest activities as an RBC Student Ambassador and a volunteer at Open House. Samuel was a top academic performer in his program in addition to being highly engaged in the NorQuest and greater Edmonton communities.

“NorQuest made me feel warm and welcome,” he says. “There is a diversity here that is always respected and a feeling of inclusion. Even being a newcomer to Canada, it was very easy to me to go out into the community and emulate that spirit.”

2019 recipient – Shannon Whitlow

Shannon Whitlow earned NorQuest College’s 2019 President’s Medal based on her strong academic standing and impressive volunteer and mentorship record.

Although she took classes online, Shannon was a positive presence on the NorQuest College campus, mentoring her fellow students and acting as a leader in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. Alongside the demands of full-time classes and family life, she also served as an enthusiastic volunteer with the YMCA and the Edmonton Catholic Schools District.

2018 recipient – Dwight Phillips

Since arriving in Canada from Jamaica in 2014, armed with a degree in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying, Dwight Phillips has kept busy with education and the community.

2017 recipient - Vanya Skipper

Student success is our goal here at NorQuest College and we are so proud to have students who share in our vision for them. Check out this video interview with NorQuest's 2017 President's Medal winner Vanya Skipper describing what a NorQuest education did for her.

2016 recipient – Sophia Aarons

Our 2016 President's Medal recipient Sophia Aarons knows more than a thing or two about perseverance.

Sophia is from Jamaica and came to Edmonton specifically for a NorQuest College education. Watch as she explains what makes NorQuest special and how it can help anyone, at any level of education, achieve their goals.

2015 Recipient - Vanyelle Behr

Vanyelle BehrIn May, NorQuest College proudly presented the first-ever President’s Medal. The highest student distinction offered by the college was presented at convocation to graduating pharmacy technician student Vanyelle Behr.