Collège Boréal Applauds Two Graduates Nominated for the 2014 Premier’s Awards

Collège Boréal Applauds Two Graduates Nominated for the 2014 Premier’s Awards

Collège Boréal is pleased to announce the nomination of two of its graduates for the 2014 Premier’s Awards. Frédéric St-Onge, Electrical Engineering Technician graduate, and Valérie Breen, graduate of the Fitness and Health Promotion program as well as the Paramedic program, are among the 114 college graduates nominated this year.

The Premier’s Awards recognize the significant contributions Ontario’s college graduates make to the success of the province and beyond. The awards are presented annually to six exceptional graduates in the following categories: Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.

The 2014 Premier’s Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 24, at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto as part of the Higher Education Summit.


“Our graduates are our honorary ambassadors. They contribute in all areas of human endeavour all over the world. Frédéric and Valérie are two of our shining stars. On behalf of everyone here at Collège Boréal, I wish them the best of luck at the awards ceremony and great success in their future endeavors. ”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

Quick facts

Frédéric St-Onge

Frédéric St‐Onge graduated from the Electrical Engineering Technician program in 1996. He is a young business man who has become quite renowned in the field of sound and lighting engineering. He is owner and president of Good Sound Advice Inc., a company in Sudbury offering a complete range of sound and lighting systems. Frédéric is considered a leader in the francophone community as he proudly hires bilingual staff to serve his clients in both French and English.

Valérie Breen

Valérie Breen graduated with honours from the Health and Fitness Promotion program in 2011 and also graduated with honours from the Paramedic program in 2014. Valérie is a very determined and ambitious young woman who managed to leave her mark as a national calibre athlete, as demonstrated by the numerous prizes and awards she has received through the years. She completed her second diploma with Boréal after receiving countless awards, including the title of Feminine Athlete of the Year.

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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